Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox, the duo behind Llama Destroys the World , take their trademark hijinks up to the North Pole in this laugh-out-loud, heartfelt Christmas-themed picture book. Santa is feeling old , and being in the business of Christmas for centuries is. In hopes of regaining some of his pep, Santa asks the spirit of Christmas to give him something for a change: skim off a couple of years and make him younger. But Christmas magic is powerful, and Santa gets more than he wished for. With Christmas only a few days away, the elves rush to teach Santa Baby the basics. But will there be enough time to prepare their new bundle of holiday joy for the job?
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I hope it's OK. But the publishers loved it. So did Kitt, whose recording of the song was a huge hit. Two music publishers at the Brill Building in New York had asked him and Javits to write a Christmas song for Kitt, the thenyear-old Broadway star known for her onstage magnetism. You don't write Christmas songs that are sexy. How are we going to do that?
It later appeared on Kitt's self-titled and first extended play in The song was written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer , who also used the pseudonym Tony Springer in an attempt to speed up the song's publishing process. Springer initially was dissatisfied with "Santa Baby" and called it one of his weakest works. Lyrically, the song is a tongue-in-cheek look at a Christmas list addressed to Santa Claus by a woman who wants extravagant gifts such as sables , yachts , and decorations from Tiffany's. The lyrical content of "Santa Baby" proved controversial, resulting in temporary bans of the song in the Southern United States. Music critics gave mixed reviews to the single, with some calling it too suggestive for a holiday-themed song. It has since been included on lists of both the best and worst Christmas songs ever written. In the United States, "Santa Baby" became the best-selling Christmas song of and found more success, retrospectively, when it entered various component charts by Billboard in the s and s.