Snowmen, Santa and angels generally come to mind when thinking of Christmas, but chipmunks? The Chipmunk Christmas song has an interesting story, starting with an imaginary witch doctor and a very stubborn rodent.
Song writer Ross Bagdasarian was born in Fresno California in 1918. He co-wrote Rosemary Clooney’s Come-on-a-My-House but failed to score another hit. He did some acting jobs and had minor roles in such major movies as Rear Window and Stalag 17, but none provided enough income to take care of his growing family.