(Thomas) Tommie Connor (1904–1993) (also known as Tommy Connor) was a British songwriter, credited with several hit songs over his long career. Most notable among these was "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", which has been recorded by many artists and is among the 25 most-played ASCAP Christmas-related pop songs played on American radio. This was one of several non-religious Christmas songs that he wrote, others being "The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot" and "I'm Sending a Letter to Santa".He was born and raised in the West End of London to parents of Irish descent. He had five children of his own, born to his wife Catherine Connor (née McCarthy). He lived in London for most of his life interspersed with spells in parts of the USA, namely Los Angeles and New York.In the 1966 Western The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, he provided lyrics to "The Story of a Soldier".