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Jimmy Boyd

Born: 1939-01-09 - Died: 2009-03-07
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Death Summary: Jimmy Boyd died from cancer at the age of 70.

Who was Jimmy Boyd : Boyd was a singer, songwriter, musician and actor who is probably best known for his Holiday classic “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”, which he recorded at the age of 12.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus became an instant sensation, selling over two and a half million copies in its first week of release.

Initially the song was banned in Boston, because the Catholic Church thought it mixed sex with the religious church. Boyd made worldwide news when he traveled to Boston at the have of 13 to meet with the heads of the Church… that following Christmas Bostonians were enjoying his song.
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  1. katie Says:

    i want to say how sorry to hear about jimmy.i was mummy kissing santa clause is my favourite song.my respect sorrow goes to his familly and friends.r.i.p jimmy.

  2. Henry Van Wormer Says:

    Jimmy’s older brother Kenny and I were sixth graders in Mr. Reno’s class in the West Riverside (California) Elementary School in 1948-49. Jimmy mentioned to me at that time that his little brother could play the spanish guitar as I also was trying to learn. We arrainged to meet the next day after school at his house and exchange ideas. I can still recall riding my bicycle down the road to where we would meet and seeing Jimmy standing in the road with his bicycle. Later that day we exchanged whatever knowledge we had about guitar chords we had. His teacher in the 4th grade then was Miss Arbuckle and she was the one who pushed Jimmy to first appear on the Al Jarvis TV Shoe which at that time was co-hosted by a very young Betty White.
    God Bless you Jimmy. Rest peacefully.
    Jimmy’s older brother Kenny was later in my home room class (7th grade taught by Mr. Grundy) at the Chemawa Jr. High School, Riverside, Calif.

  3. steve tipton Says:

    loved that song when i was a kid.and still do as a 57 year old kid

  4. Dennis Says:


  5. Bill Collins Says:

    Dennis, you need some serious help…you are a sick, and disturbed individual. How many hit records have you recorded? Would you like the phone number of Obama’s counseler…his name is satan.

  6. Walt Menzl Says:

    Really sorry to hear about Jimmy, when I was a kid in the 50’s his song helped me though many a bad time.I would go to my room and play them over and over. Now I have great memories,thanks Jimmy,Rest well.

  7. Lynn Lester Says:

    He will be missed. I have a piece of sheet music with his picture on it. The song is one of my favorite. God’s little candles. Thanks

  8. Ann Jager-Smith Says:

    So much talent. Loved you dearly Jimmy. God Bless.

  9. Larry Reeder Says:

    My father, Burl Reeder, was a rodeo clown at a rodeo where Jimmy Boyd was appearing someplace in Ohio in the mid to late 50’s and saved Jimmy Boyd from serious injury when a bull jumped into the crowd and chased Jimmy into a locker room where he hid in a locker until my dad could wrangle the bull back to its pen. My dad traveled with Jimmy for a short time riding and clowning in rodeos where Jimmy did personal appearances. My dad had a trick mule named “Amos” and I have several pictures of Jimmy and the mule. My father always spoke well of Jimmy Boyd.

  10. ernie garcia Says:

    I loved his voice and have a picture with him and Annette Funicello circa 1960.

  11. ernie garcia Says:

    I was sorry to hear of his death. He had agreat voice! I think he was on the Dick Clark Show around 1960 with Annette!

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