I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

December 19, 2008 9:32 PM

Ya. Kind of a Norman Bates take on it.

posted by chococat (17 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

I probably shouldn't have listened to this moments before going to bed...
posted by csimpkins at 9:36 PM on December 19, 2008

Chococat, that's brilliant! I've always found this song to be kinda creepy in and of itself.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 10:22 PM on December 19, 2008

My daughter had two friends over after school today and I thought, "bonus!" because I figured I would only have my own 3 kids for the La La's...so I dragged them all down to the basement and explained the part that I wanted them to sing which, (I'm always amazed), they got right away.
But I wanted it fuller, and try explaining "double tracking" to a bunch of 9 year olds, when they just want to go back upstairs to play Rockband. Sheesh.
posted by chococat at 10:38 PM on December 19, 2008 [2 favorites]

This version of the song has ruined the song for me for the rest of my life and, despite this, I love you for it chococat! This was awesome. I'm gonna freak out my in-laws with this when they arrive in a couple of days. Well done!
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:15 PM on December 19, 2008

Yeah, I always thought of this as an already broken christmas song... so I don't know, maybe you should think about removing the challenge tag? Please be more thoughtful next time. [/sarcasm]

This is really great. The children chorus seals it for me. I'm imagining your song to this animation (wait until she tickles santa).

What a weird song.
posted by Corduroy at 9:17 AM on December 20, 2008

Good lord, this is good and creepy. Great feel, as usual.
posted by umbĂș at 10:38 AM on December 20, 2008

Woah! This is a lost Alice Cooper track right? I'm certainly gonna listen to this in the summer too.
posted by jtoth at 12:34 PM on December 20, 2008

So the protagonist is really being kissed and tickled by Santa, right? Isn't that how it works? Either way, it's great. I like the attenuation you give your voice during the creeping-down bit.
posted by self at 8:12 PM on December 20, 2008

Ah ha ha ha ha this rules.

posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:37 AM on December 21, 2008

So the protagonist is really being kissed and tickled by Santa, right? Isn't that how it works?

Heh. I guess I didn't follow that through to its logistical completion. I just thought the original song was strange enough, with the weird Oedipal/adultery situation of the kid not really knowing that Santa IS the dad...so I went a bit further and cast it with someone else who had some serious mother issues.
I was thinking more that "Mommy" is in his head freaking him out and the betrayal of her gettin' it on with Santa is too much for him; maybe it's imaginary, maybe not.
But if it's him doing stuff AS his mother (to Santa who's really his dad...) then ya, that's a whole other layer of twisted.
posted by chococat at 9:51 AM on December 21, 2008

This is seriously creepy. And that animation doesn't help any, Corduroy!

Very nicely done.
posted by Kimothy at 9:26 PM on December 21, 2008

This is the most seriously creepy thing I've heard in a while, and yet I'm also grateful for it! I've always thought this song was pretty creepy, and this just solidifies it even more as such in my mind. Very well done.
posted by malthas at 11:30 AM on December 22, 2008

this is really cool chococat. everything about the production is just right, too. gonna make this a last minute addition to the iPod's christmas mix this year.
posted by saulgoodman at 7:40 AM on December 23, 2008

(btw, chococat--i think i'm detecting traces of influence from the andy summers' classic "mother"... are/were you by any chance a fan of the police?)
posted by saulgoodman at 8:14 PM on December 23, 2008

i think i'm detecting traces of influence from the andy summers' classic "mother"

Ya, that's in there for sure. And I think the "mother!" at the end is sort of a combo of Summers and Sylvester/Daffy Duck.
Someone mentioned Alice Cooper upthread...the song "Years Ago" was in my head also; I almost put a weird dissonant harpsichord thing on there.
I steal from everybody!
posted by chococat at 8:41 AM on December 24, 2008

Thank you for fixing the world's worst Christmas song!

I was a teenager before I realized that some fathers dress up as Santa Claus, and by then it was too late. The song is about adultery, full stop.

But you fixed it. Bless you.
posted by bryanjbusch at 9:41 AM on December 24, 2008

Did I mention how brilliant this is? I will most definitely buy an album of songs like this.

Loves it!!!
posted by jtoth at 11:07 PM on December 25, 2008

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