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A Chipmunk Christmas (1981)

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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Phil Monroe

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Janice Karman, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. (as Ross Bagdasarian) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ross Bagdasarian Jr. ... Alvin / Simon / David Seville (voice) (as Ross Bagdasarian)
Janice Karman ... Theodore / Tommy's Sister (voice)
June Foray ... Mrs. Waterford / Mrs. Claus (voice)
Frank Welker ... Santa Claus / Doctor (voice)
Charles Berendt Charles Berendt ... Clyde Crashcup (voice)
R.J. Williams R.J. Williams ... Tommy Waterford (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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Certificate:

G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

David Seville: [just discovering the boys, dressed as Santa and his elves and taking pictures with all the neighborhood children, in hopes of raising money to buy Alvin's new Echo harmonica] What's all this?
Simon: We're helping Alvin make money.
David Seville: Al-vin!
Alvin: My name's not Alvin, it's Santa.
David Seville: [advancing toward Alvin] All right, Santa, I'd like a word with you and your elves!
Alvin: I'm sorry, but you'll have to wait in line like everybody else.
David Seville: Now just a minute...
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Connections

Followed by The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades (1990) See more »

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
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Sweet
10 December 2013 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Christmas story where the usually selfish Alvin gives his favorite harmonica to a sick boy named Tommy. Worried Dave will be upset he gave away his harmonica, Alvin starts scheming for a way to make money to buy a new one. Needless to say, things don't go as planned for Alvin. They rarely do. Anybody who likes the Chipmunks will love this cartoon. If you're unfamiliar with the Chipmunks or only know of them from the recent movies, I'm sure you'll still find lots to like here. It's got heart and humor and some nice Christmas songs. Also, even though it deals with Christmas and a sick child, it never gets too syrupy or corny. It's a cute, sweet story that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Give it a shot. I think you'll like it.


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