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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (arr. Iwai)

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Tommie Connor

Tommie Connor (arr. Naohiro Iwai)

General Info

Year: 1952 / 1992
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Song
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €98.12   |   Score Only (print) - €20.55


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Electric Guitar (optional)
Electric Bass Guitar
Percussion, including:

  • Bongos
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


In Score:

  • "Mommy" is misspelled as "Mammy" at top of score.

Program Notes

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus is a Christmas song with music and lyrics by British songwriter Tommie Connor and first recorded by American singer Jimmy Boyd in 1952. The song has since been covered by many artists, with the Ronettes's 1963 and the Jackson 5's 1970 versions being the most famous.

The song describes a scene where a child walks downstairs from his bedroom on Christmas Eve to see his mom kissing "Santa Claus" under the mistletoe. The lyric concludes with the child wondering how his father will react on hearing of the kiss, unaware of the possibility that Santa Claus is merely his father in a costume.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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