‘Glee’ Cast, ‘Santa Baby’ – Song Review
Santana begs Santa to bring her a convertible, a yacht and a ring in the 'Glee' Cast's version of the holiday classic 'Santa Baby,' which appears on 'Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 2.'
The playful song features strings and piano as Santana sings, "Come and trim my Christmas tree with some decorations bought at Tiffany's / I really do believe in you, let's see if you believe in me / Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing - a ring / I don't mean a phone / Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight."
The 'Glee' Cast is the latest in a long line of performers who have remade the classic track first popularized by Eartha Kitt in the '50s. Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Taylor Swift, and Michael Buble have all tried their hand at the song as well.
Naya Rivera, as Santana, sounds strong vocally, and we like the fact that the 'Glee' arrangement of 'Santa Baby' is fairly traditional. The downside is that means the song doesn't really stand out from the dozens of other versions that have been recorded over the years.
Listen to the 'Glee' Cast's 'Santa Baby'