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The Boxmasters do The Chipmunks

Friday, November 6, 2009 – What happens when you cross The Chipmunks with The Boxmasters? On Nov 10, that will mean The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late), a popularized by Alvin, Simon and Theodore.

The Boxmasters take on the song will be available exclusively on iTunes. Those buying The Boxmasters full length holiday record, "Christmas Cheer," will receive The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) as a bonus track.

The song will also be included in iTunes Holiday Sampler for 2009.

When asked why the band chose this particular song, J.D. Andrew said the song "was my favorite Christmas song growing up, and I wore the LP out on my Fisher-Price turntable. So, when the time came to do another song for the holidays, it was the first song that popped into my head that we should do, and Bud agreed that it would be a lot of fun. The fact that that song was recorded in 1958, given the infancy of recording technology at the time, really makes it amazing."

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