Jimmy Boyd was 12 years old in 1952 when his popular hit record 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' was released by Columbia.
More hit records followed, as did numerous appearances. He performed on many TV shows of the era, and at 13 he had the distinction of being the youngest performer ever allowed to play Las Vegas.
By the late 1950's he'd tired of all the touring, put the singing on hold, and settled in Hollywood to work as an actor in film and TV. From 1960 to '62 he was married to actress Yvonne Craig, a few years prior to her TV role as Batgirl.
He passed away on 7th March 2009.
Jimmy Boyd A: Thumbelina (song from the fictionalised 1952 film "biography" "Hans Christian Andersen": wds & music Frank (Henry) Loesser (1910-69)) (matrix RHCO10227-1A rec. 15 July 1952) B: The Tailor's Serenade (Needle in - Needle out) (incipit: I know a little tailor with a pair of twinkling eyes.) (song, 1951: wds Doris Mayo - music Henry Vars (Henryk Wars, orig, Warszawski (1902-77), film composer b. Warsaw) & A. [Aaron ?] Tishowsky) (RHCO10130-1A rec. 18 Feb. 1952) With Norman Luboff Choir & Orchestra. Disc deleted Feb. 1955. Boyd is described in Columbia's catalogue as a "vocalist". (From US Columbia 39733, 39871.)