Joan Javits and Philip Springer
One of the world's classic Christmas songs
“Santa Baby” was written in 1953 by composer Philip Springer and lyricist Joan Javits. They had been commissioned by RCA Victor to create a Christmas song for the sensational Eartha Kitt, who was starring on Broadway in “New Faces of 1952.” The result was the biggest hit of her career. Madonna’s 1987 cover recording of “Santa Baby” for the Special Olympics album “A Very Special Christmas” inspired a renewed excitement about the song, leading to new recordings by countless artists, including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Colbie Callat, Michael Buble, Kylie Minogue, R.E.M., Faith Evans, and the Pussycat Dolls, among many others. “Santa Baby” is a timeless Christmas favorite that continues to bring holiday spirits and good cheer to all!
Our beloved Eartha Kitt, the one and only...
Madonna recorded "Santa Baby" for the charity album "A Very Special Christmas" in 1987
This website is dedicated to the works of Philip Springer, composer of the classic Christmas song, "Santa Baby". He is one of the last living composers from the "Brill Building" era in NYC.
Music supervisors looking for standard songs may find the perfect background song for your movie, television, video or other project. Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presely, Dusty Springfield and other famous recording artists recorded many of Springer's songs.