A Chipmunk Christmas is an animated Christmas television special based on characters from Alvin and the Chipmunks. Produced by Bagdasarian Productions in association with Chuck Jones Enterprises, it aired on the NBC television network in 1981, nine years after the death of Alvin and the Chipmunks creator Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. (also known as David Seville). This was the first time that Alvin, Simon and David Seville were voiced by Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and the first time that Theodore was voiced by Janice Karman.
A soundtrack album based on the television special was released in 1981. The album serves as the group’s third Christmas album and their twelfth album overall.
The album peaked at number 72 on Billboard??’?s Pop Albums Chart and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, becoming the group’s third and final gold album.
Between 1992 and 2001, the album, which was originally released as an LP, was re-released in cassette and Compact Disc formats.
1.”It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
2.”Chipmunk Jingle Bells”
3.”The Chipmunk Song Take 1″
4.”The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)”
5.”The Spirit of Christmas”
6.”Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
7.”Crashcup Invents Christmas”
8.”Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)”
11.”Deck the Halls”
12.”We Wish You a Merry Christmas”