Depending on who you ask, Alvin and the Chipmunks are either the absolute funniest or absolute worst things to ever happen to Christmas music. Either way, you definitely watched their Christmas special at some point as a kid, and you probably also didn't know these facts about it!
It's related to Looney Tunes and How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
Chuck Jones Productions worked on the special, a name you might remember from the aforementioned shows and dozens of others!
It was made well after the death of the Chipmunks' creator.
A full nine years in fact! There had been barely any Chipmunks material since the death of creator Ross Bagdasarian Sr., but interest was rekindled thanks to reruns of the show on Saturday morning TV.
The Chipmunks actually got their start with a Christmas song.
"The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" was the first song released by Bagdasarian under the "Chipmunks" moniker, after he first introduced the effect for the chorus of his novelty song "Witch Doctor."
A Christmas song that topped the Billboard charts!
It went to No. 1 and ultimately caused its album to go Platinum, and was the last time that a Christmas song hit the No. 1 position.