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Christmas with The Chipmunks

Christmas with The Chipmunks is the name given to three different Christmas music albums by Alvin and the Chipmunks. These albums were released individually, in 1961, 1963 and 2008.

Volume 1

Christmas with The Chipmunks
Studio album by The Chipmunks
Released 1961
Genre Christmas
Length 30:10
Language English
Label Liberty
The Chipmunks chronology
The Alvin Show
(1961)
Christmas with The Chipmunks
(1961)
The Chipmunk Songbook
(1962)
Singles from Christmas with the Chipmunks
  1. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
    Released: 1960
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Christmas with The Chipmunks: Vol. 1 was released in 1961 and contains 12 tracks. The tracks from this and its follow-up album, Christmas with The Chipmunks, Vol. 2 have been in continuous circulation since their original releases, however, at some point since the late 1980s Volume 2's cover has been given to Volume 1 and vice versa with the Volume number and track listing staying the same. Both albums have been combined and reissued several times since their original release, making the songs the most well known in the Chipmunk canon. The most current version available is a 2012 re-release Chipmunks Christmas.[2]

Track listing

Side one[3]
  1. "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" (Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman) – 1:46
  2. "Up on the House Top" (Benjamin Hanby) – 1:34
  3. "Silver Bells" (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) – 2:18
  4. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Johnny Marks) – 2:31M
  5. "Jingle Bells" (James Lord Pierpont) – 2:38
  6. "Over the River and Through the Woods" (Lydia Maria Child) – 1:59
Side two
  1. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie) – 1:47
  2. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" (Meredith Willson) – 1:47
  3. "Frosty the Snowman" (Walter "Jack" Rollins, Steve Nelson) – 2:01
  4. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) – 2:38
  5. "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" (Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.) – 2:21MM
  6. "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" (Traditional) – 0:56

M = originally issued on Around the World with The Chipmunks
MM = originally issued on Let's All Sing with The Chipmunks

Volume 2

Christmas with The Chipmunks, Vol. 2
Studio album by The Chipmunks
Released 1963
Genre Christmas
Length 33:10
Language English
Label Liberty (LP)
EMI-Manhattan Records (CD)
Producer Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.
The Chipmunks chronology
The Chipmunk Songbook
(1962)
Christmas with The Chipmunks, Vol. 2
(1963)
The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]

Christmas with The Chipmunks, Vol. 2 was released in 1963, and contains 12 tracks. Like Christmas with The Chipmunks, this volume contained 11 traditional holiday songs and one original composition by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. ("Wonderful Day").

Track listing

Side one[5][6]
  1. "Jingle Bell Rock" (Joe Beal, Jim Boothe) – 1:43
  2. "Deck the Halls" (Traditional) – 2:19
  3. "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (Traditional) – 4:22
  4. "Hang Up Your Stockin'" (Jack Mann) – 1:52
  5. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) – 2:34
  6. "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" (Wilf Carter) – 1:50
Side two
  1. "Wonderful Day" (Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.) – 2:29
  2. "Christmas Time (Greensleeves)" (Traditional) – 3:07
  3. "All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)" (Donald Yetter Gardner) – 1:42
  4. "O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)" (Traditional) – 2:28
  5. "The Night Before Christmas" (Clement Clarke Moore) – 3:01
  6. "Here We Come A-Caroling" (Traditional) – 1:57

2008 Reissue

Christmas with The Chipmunks (2008 reissue)
Compilation album by The Chipmunks
Released September 16, 2008
Genre Christmas
Length 48:10
Language English
Label Capitol
Producer Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.
The Chipmunks chronology
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2007) Christmas with the Chipmunks (2008) Undeniable (2008)

Christmas with The Chipmunks (reissue) was released in 2008.[7] The songs in this collection were culled from the two previous volumes released by Liberty Records.

Track listing

  1. "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" (Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman) – 1:46
  2. "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" (Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.) – 2:21
  3. "Jingle Bells" (James Lord Pierpont) – 2:38
  4. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" (Meredith Willson) – 1:47
  5. "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Johnny Marks) – 2:31
  6. "Up on the House Top" (Benjamin Hanby) – 1:34
  7. "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" (Traditional) – 0:56
  8. "Silver Bells" (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) – 2:18
  9. "Over the River and Through the Woods" (Lydia Maria Child) – 1:59
  10. "All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)" (Donald Yetter Gardner) – 1:42
  11. "Frosty the Snowman" (Walter "Jack" Rollins, Steve Nelson) – 2:01
  12. "The Twelve Days of Christmas" (Traditional) – 4:22
  13. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie) – 1:47
  14. "Christmas Time (Greensleeves)" (Traditional) – 3:07
  15. "Here We Come A-Caroling" (Traditional) – 1:57
  16. "Deck the Halls" (Traditional) – 2:19
  17. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) – 2:34
  18. "Jingle Bell Rock" (Joe Beal, Jim Boothe) – 1:43
  19. "O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)" (Traditional) – 2:28
  20. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) – 2:38

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/chipmunks-christmas-mw0002416122
  3. ^
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000892251
  5. ^ Xmas With 2, Amazon.com
  6. ^ Christmas with the Chipmunks, Vol. 2
  7. ^ Christmas With the Chipmunks, Amazon.com
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