Directed by: Lee Dannacher
Written by: Peter Bakalian
Suzanne Collins
Release date: 2001
Original network: FOX

Santa, Baby! is a 2001 animated holiday special that aired on the Fox network. It was Rankin/Bass' first and only new original Christmas special since the 1985 special The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Like many past Rankin/Bass specials, Santa Baby was based on a popular Christmas song. The Special featured the voices of Template:WikipediaLink and Template:WikipediaLink. Like much of Rankin/Bass' specials, it was based off a song, in this case, the 1954 song originally recorded by Kitt and covered in A Very Special Christmas by Madonna in 1986.


When a little girl uses her wish from a Christmas partridge to help her dad over his song-writing slump, he finds his inspiration and even gives the real Santa Claus a helping hand!


  1. Santa Baby (Eartha Solo)
  2. Jingle Bells
  3. Deck the Halls
  4. Heart and Soul of Christmas (Reprise)
  5. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  6. Silent Night
  7. Santa Baby (Trio Version)
  8. Every Time I See a Santa
  9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  10. Pick Me!
  11. Heart and Soul of Christmas
  12. Santa Baby (Club Mix)


Voice actor Character
Gregory Hines Noel
Eartha Kitt Emerald
Patti LaBelle Melody Songbird
Kianna Underwood Dakota
Rankin/Bass Holiday Specials
Christmas Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerCricket on the HearthThe Little Drummer BoyFrosty the SnowmanSanta Claus is Comin' to Town'Twas the Night Before ChristmasThe Year Without a Santa ClausThe First ChristmasFrosty's Winter WonderlandThe Little Drummer Boy, Book IIRudolph's Shiny New YearNestor, The Long-Eared Christmas DonkeyThe Stingiest Man in TownRudolph and Frosty's Christmas in JulyJack FrostPinocchio's ChristmasThe Leprechauns' Christmas GoldThe Life and Adventures of Santa ClausSanta, Baby!
Other holidays The Mouse on the MayflowerHere Comes Peter CottontailMad, Mad, Mad MonstersThe First Easter RabbitThe Easter Bunny is Comin' To Town