John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John reunite for Christmas album
October 3rd, 2012
01:21 PM ET

John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John reunite for Christmas album

It's been more than three decades since John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John made their first single together, and the pair are reuniting for the holidays.

Travolta and Newton-John have collaborated on a holiday album called "This Christmas," which will be available on November 13. The album will feature an original song from the "Grease" stars titled "I Think You Might Like It," a sequel to their best-selling duet, "You're The One That I Want."

That song actually sparked the idea for "This Christmas," as the news that the 1978 track from the "Grease" film was an all-time best-seller prompted Newton-John to text the headline to her singing partner over the holidays.

"From the moment we decided to do this, magic happened,” Travolta said in a statement. “Everyone we contacted agreed to do it.”

"This Christmas" also features contributions from Barbra Streisand, Kenny G, Cliff Richard and Tony Bennett, among others. The idea behind the holiday album was to create an "audio equivalent" of a classic Christmas TV special.

“My desire was to make This Christmas an intimate album, not something too ostentatious or showy,” Travolta said. “I wanted people to be able to play it around the house or in the car during the holidays, and make us part of your celebration. Gathering around house listening to Christmas music has always been an important part of that time of the year to my family.”

Newton-John added that working with her "Grease" co-star again was just like old times. "John and I have always connected. That’s never gone away," she said in the statement. "When we’re together, we have a good laugh and feel bonded to one another. We’ve been through some amazing experiences together.”

Proceeds from the album will benefit Travolta and Newton-John's respective causes, the Jett Travolta Foundation and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia.


Filed under: Celebrities • Music

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  1. Frank

    I thought Travolta was a Scientologist. Is he singing "Have a merry Zenu Christmas" or what?

    October 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. the are so cute...

    nope no coffee in those cups...unless its a vodka and coffee..lol

    October 6, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Toni

    His hair looks ridiculous! John, let the hair go au naturele. At this stage in life there would some gray; embrace it

    October 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. justyn

    Grease is still the word for me! I can't wait for this

    October 4, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. John Travolta

    looks really giddy in this pic. are we sure there is coffee in those cups? xo tony

    October 4, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. HB if your here...

    why are you here...go to other site–here its always the same person who ruins it for everyone.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sokman

    I remember when Olivia's b00bs didnt look like two fried eggs nailed to a wall... But I'd still hit it

    October 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeah

      We know, Sokman. You'd hit anything with a pulse. Doesn't say much for you, now does it? Hey, you should cruise on down to the local nursing home. I'll bet there are a lot of old women that would like to get a little. Probably more up your alley anyway. lmao

      October 4, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. Olivia

    has alot of class doesn't she?

    October 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Change the Channel

    Olivia got what she wanted...now enuff and have fun with your girlfriends tonight...its over..geeze

    October 3, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Stop It....

    already!!!!! ridiculous comments

    October 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. enuff

    skoolmarm is old news

    October 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. i

    would not bang you if you were the last woman on earth....

    October 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. oh lord

    we have this for months–let it go already..its old news...

    October 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. DAN(YOU)

    couple of years?

    October 3, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. DAN(YOU)

    I HACK INTO COMPUTERS BECAUSE I SUCK AS A HUMAN

    October 3, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. i would take a chance with you baby....

    just say the word and shhhhh

    October 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Hollywood

    Congrats. I have always enjoyed "Grease" and I believe the two of them will have fun with this project.

    October 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  18. shut up

    it never ends...

    October 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  19. DAN

    i suck at hacking

    October 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  20. jimbo

    Cool! It'll be fun to hear them sing together again. I even liked Take a Chance from Two of a Kind!

    October 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  21. GreaseIsTheWord

    Awww... Danny & Sandy together again! FUN! Can't wait!

    October 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  22. myomy

    Is that John Travolta? I thought it was Spock!

    BAD picture.............

    October 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Ladies

    i should be exhausted.. girls out for a drink?k...home..puts sweats on and we'll hang out a bit–

    October 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  24. dan

    i never get this spy thing right..they always catch me.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Not...

    ...that there's anything wrong with that.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  26. yea but he's

    still tony manero to me

    October 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  27. derp

    It has become glaringly obvious that Travolta is gayer than Elton John.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |

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