Little Altar Boy

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"Little Altar Boy"
Single by The Carpenters
from the album An Old-Fashioned Christmas
B-side "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
Released 1984
Format 7" single
Recorded 1978
Genre Pop
Label A&M
1940
Writer(s) Howlett Peter Smith
Producer(s) Richard Carpenter
The Carpenters singles chronology
"Now"
(1984)
"Little Altar Boy"
(1984)
"Honolulu City Lights"
(1986)

"Little Altar Boy" is a song by the popular group The Carpenters. Its B-side was "Do You Hear What I Hear", a song released on the An Old-Fashioned Christmas album in 1984. This single was a promotional single for the album and did not receive any chart status. There was no music video shot for this song.

History[edit]

"Little Altar Boy" was written in 1961, and first recorded that year by vocalist Vic Dana for his album This Is Vic Dana. Released as a single, it reached #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In an introspective moment, Dana performs this quiet song in the 1962 musical-comedy film Don't Knock the Twist.

The song was also recorded by Andy Williams on his 1965 album Merry Christmas and by Glen Campbell on his 1968 album That Christmas Feeling.

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Little Altar Boy was written by Howlett P. Smith who recently changed the title to, "Little Holy Child", due to the situation in the Catholic Church as it pertains to priests and altar boys.