My daughter has been watching the movie Alvin and the Chipmunks almost every day since we bought the DVD two weeks ago. She asks for it as soon as she wakes up, she wants it as soon as she's home from preschool, and every evening around dinner time. I'm afraid it's a bit too easy to turn to when I desperately need her to sit still and not make messes.
I actually think it's maybe half enjoyable for a grownup who grew up with the Chipmunks Christmas LP. The CGI chipmunks are more smart-mouthed than the originals, and I don't like that Alvin makes some leering noises about a maid in one scene--this is a movie for the kinder set, after all. But there is a groovy new version of the Witchdoctor song, as well as some other new covers.
My kids know some lines by heart, and they just quote them randomly when we're out and about. Mary likes, "HO-leee Nuts! Am I crazy or did he just say family?" Jimmy's favorite is, "Our parents were hippies. They left early to join a commune."
Oh, yeah . . . we have the soundtrack, too.