Uh Alvin, you were a little flat
Watch it, Alvin—Alvin? Alvin?!
Christmas with The Chipmunks was released in 1962 on Liberty Records. Mother bought this record for me, I was 4 years old, and I loved it. It is now referred to as Volume 1 since there have been 3 more releases with the same name, in 1963, 2007, and 2008. The tracks from this and its follow-up album, Christmas with The Chipmunks Vol. 2 have been in continuous circulation since their original releases.
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane
He’s got a bag that’s filled with toys for boys and girls again
Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle, oh what a beautiful sight
So jump in bed and cover your head, ’cause Santa Claus comes tonight
One of Mother’s albums that I loved was “The Original Gene Autry Sings: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. I believe the album was released in 1957 but the single for “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was released in September of 1949. The album contains twelve Christmas songs by “the Singing Cowboy” Gene Autry.
I mentioned a few alternate reindeer in my previous post “Santa’s Reindeer“, like the South Park rescue team and the reindeer in L. Frank Baum’s book. Here I’ll go into more detail about those other less known reindeer. We all know Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blixzen, and Rudolph, but who were the others? Like, Robbie the Reindeer is the son of Rudolph and appeared in two BBC specials.