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Jimmy Boyd

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Jimmy Boyd, age 13, plays his guitar (1952).

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Jimmy Boyd (January 9, 1939 - March 7, 2009) was an American singer, musician, and actor. In 1952, Jimmy recorded the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" for Columbia Records, when he was 12 years and 11 months old. Even in those days of limited media, it became a record industry phenomenon, selling over two and a half million records in its first week's release. Jimmy's name became an international household word, and he skyrocketed to the status of a major star. Today on the internet "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" sells worldwide to new generations, and has reportedly sold over 60,000,000 records since its initial release.

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