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A Chipmunk Christmas (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  Animation, Family  |  14 December 1981 (USA)
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Swept up in a holiday mood, Alvin gives away his cherished harmonica to a sick little boy. Meanwhile, Dave has booked Alvin to perform a harmonica solo at Carnegie Hall! Alvin keeps the ... See full summary »

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Alvin / Simon / David Seville (voice) (as Ross Bagdasarian)
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Theodore / Tommy's Sister (voice)
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Mrs. Waterford / Mrs. Claus (voice)
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Santa Claus / Doctor (voice)
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Clyde Crashcup (voice)
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Swept up in a holiday mood, Alvin gives away his cherished harmonica to a sick little boy. Meanwhile, Dave has booked Alvin to perform a harmonica solo at Carnegie Hall! Alvin keeps the loss of his harmonica a secret from Dave, and with the help of Simon and Theodore, he scrambles to earn enough money to buy another harmonica in time for his Carnegie Hall debut! Along the way you'll hear Alvin, Simon, and Theodore getting ready for the Big Night, singing their own comical versions of holiday favorites like "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls", and their famous "Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)"! This heartwarming story, brimming with joyful music, makes "A Chipmunk Christmas" a great way to celebrate the holidays... any day! Written by Anonymous

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David Seville: Theodore... Simon... Al-vin!
AlvinSimonTheodore: Yes, David dear?
David Seville: I am fully aware that there are only five more days before Christmas, and 370 days until next Christmas!
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Followed by Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999) See more »

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Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
Written by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman
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Nice Film but Even Better Music
19 December 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Chipmunk Christmas, A (1981)

*** (out of 4)

Nice holiday film has Alvin learning about a sick child who only wants a golden harmonica for Christmas. Since the kid's parents are too poor to be able to buy it, Alvin just gives him his own not knowing that David has signed him up for a concert where he must use it. Now the chipmunks must try and earn enough money to buy a new one and not let David know. At just around twenty-minutes there's certainly nothing ground-breaking here but there's no denying that it's a cute story and the chipmunk treatment manages to get the message across without it ever being too preachy or in-your-face. I think what works so well here is that the story is told in such a way that it can be enjoyed by not only kids but also their parents. There are some terrific comic moments including a bit where dogs are used as Santa's reindeers and of course a cat comes by for a visit, which ends in disaster. The main reason to check the film out is for its soundtrack, which includes some terrific Christmas songs by the chipmunks. Deck the Halls, Silent Night (harmonica solo), Chipmunk Jingle Bells and It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas are just a few of the terrific songs.


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