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

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


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"I Want You For Christmas"

"I Want You For Christmas" is a song written by Stept Tobias 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".