This song is about a little boy who gets nothing for Christmas because he is always doing bad things, like hiding a frog in his sister's bed and filling the sugar bowl with ants. It serves as a warning that Santa is watching.
Barry Gordon was a child actor in the '50s and '60s. He performed in a lot of TV and stage roles, including the Broadway production and 1965 movie A Thousand Clowns. Gordon was six years old when he recorded this, setting a record for the youngest person ever to have a U.S. Top 40 hit record.
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