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1937 Mae Questel (The Betty Boop Girl) - I Want You For Christmas02:46

1937 Mae Questel (The Betty Boop Girl) - I Want You For Christmas


Name

"I Want You For Christmas"

"I Want You For Christmas" is a song written by Sammy H SteptCharlesTobias and Ned Washington, which was recorded in 1937 by Mae Questel as The Betty Boop Girl.  The song was manufactured by Decca Records









"I Want You For Christmas"

Lyrics:


I Want You For Christmas

Anything that Santa would bring could never compare with you

I Want You For Christmas

You're a pet that money can't get and nothing but you will do

Oh, I just wrote a letter

And if my wish comes true

You can bet by jimney he’ll come down the chimney

With a bag full of you, ooooh

If only Santa does what he should

I’m knocking on wood for him to make good

Christmas morning baby I only want you

You know Christmas will soon me here

And that's one time of the year 

It's proper to plan a stocking for Santa 

Hoping that he'll appear

On that pleasant day when presents are given away

I just want one gift

On December 25th

I Want You For Christmas

I don't want a diamond or pearl

A duke or a earl won't do 

No!

I Want You For Christmas

I'd give up a brand new dress for one caress from you

Oh, I just wrote a letter

And if my wish comes true

You can bet by jimney he’ll come down the chimney

With a bag full of Boop-Oopy-Doop-Bop!

Oh, I want you for Christmas

I'm old enough to know what i want

Oh, I want what I want

Hmph, I'll get what I want

Christmas morning baby

I only want you

Oh, I just wrote a letter

And if my wish comes true

You can bet by jimney he’ll come down the chimney

With a bag full of Boop-Oopy-Doop-Bop!

Oh, huh-huh-huh...

I'm old enough to know what I want

Oh, i'll get what I want

I want what I want

Christmas morning baby

I only want you

Tootsy-wootsy

I only want you

Aha!


"I Want You For Christmas" (Universal Studios)

Lyrics:

Marilyn Monroe:

Ah...Men!!! Since we're on the subject of presents Betty and I would like to share with you what we want for Christmas. Would you all like to know what we want for christmas? Yeah? Let's show them Betty!

Lyrics:

Marilyn Monroe:

I want you for Christmas

Anything that Santa would bring could never compare with you

 I want you for Christmas you're a pet

That money can't get and nothing but you would do

Oh, I just wrote a letter and if my wish comes true

You can bet by jimney he'll come down the chimney with a bag full of you

Betty Boop:

Aw, I want you for Christmas

If only Santa does what he should

I'm knocking on wood for him to make good

Christmas morning baby

I only want you

Marilyn Monroe:

You know Christmas will soon be here

Betty Boop:

And that's one time of the year!

Marilyn Monroe:

It's proper to plan

Betty Boop:

A stocking for Santa

Marilyn Monroe:

Hoping that he'll appear

Betty Boop:

On that pleasant day

Marilyn Monroe:

When presents are given away

Betty Boop:

Aw, oh...oh...I just want want gift

Marilyn Monroe & Betty Boop:

On, December 25th

Marilyn Monroe:

I want you for Christmas

Betty Boop:

I'm old enough to know what I want

Marilyn Monroe:

Oh, I want what I want

Betty Boop:

Oh, I'll get what I want

Marilyn Monroe & Betty Boop:

Christmas morning baby I only want you!

* Marilyn & Betty dance sequence

Marilyn Monroe:

I want you for Christmas

Betty Boop:

I'm old enough to know what I want

Marilyn Monroe:

Oh, I'll get what I want

Betty Boop:

Oh, I want what I want

Betty Boop:

Christmas morning baby

I only want you

Tootsy-wootsy

Marilyn Monroe:

I only want you

Handsome fellas

I only want you

Betty Boop:

Boop-Oopy-Doop

Whooooo!

Betty Boop:

Thanks everybody, that was so much fun!

Marilyn Monroe:

That was so much fun Betty. You know I think we have a real money maker here. How about us girls taking this show on the road?

Betty Boop:

That's a swell idea Marilyn. Count me in!

Trivia

  • In 1937, the song was also recorded by Russ Morgan, Dick Robertson and Jimmy Ray.
  • Today, the license for the song is owned by Warner.
  • "I Want You For Christmas" was performed at Universal Studios by cinema icons Betty Boop and Marilyn Monroe for a special 2016 Christmas holiday event entitled "Under the Mistletoe". The duet also included "Santa Baby".

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