We Need To Talk About John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John's New Christmas Video (With Lyrics)

Travolta Newton-John Christmas

Hark! Christmas came early today, and in the form of a song delivered from on high by former Grease buddies and rockin' Xmas angels John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. In the video for the first holiday jam from their new joint album This Christmas, Travolta and O N-J hug and line-dance and drink hot cocoa while crying during It's A Wonderful Life, which is an actual line in the song and OH MY GOD I can't look away so just watch it now. (I took the liberty of transcribing the lyrics below. You're welcome.)

"I Think You Might Like It," the only original tune on the duo's new yuletide album, was penned by songwriter/Newton-John producer John Farrar, who wrote the chart-topping Grease duet "You're The One That I Want," along with the underappreciated power-pining ballad "Hopelessly Devoted To You" and Newton-John's Xanadu jam "Magic." In other words, Farrar is a proven musical maestro and it's only a matter of time before "I Think You Might Like It" cheeses its way into your stone-cold hearts.

Promoting the album on Ellen, Travolta revealed another tidbit about his personal relationship with Christmas: He really loves hot cocoa.

"It represents winter wonderlands, it represents Christmas," he said, which explains why he COLLECTS HOT COCOA POWDER FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.

"I've collected various types of cocoa from around the world," he said, offering up a sniff of Brazilian cocoa powder to demonstrate the "hint of cinnamon and pepper" that differentiates it from cocoa from Germany, Australia and so on.

(Travolta will donate his artist proceeds to the Jett Travolta Foundation, named after his late son, while Newton-John's portion will go to her own Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre, so I'll allow him this not strange at all hot cocoa fixation.)

Now, the video. Prepare yourself for three glorious minutes of, in order:

- John Travolta flying his airplane home to Newton-John, because he's a pilot
- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John toe-tapping in unison with their thumbs in their belt loops
- A John Travolta soul patch. A JOHN TRAVOLTA SOUL PATCH!
- Olivia Newton-John "driving" with "Christmas presents" propped oh-so-naturally in the passenger seat
- More line-dancing

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- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John singin' about "makin' love all night" and cryin' while his actual IRL wife Kelly Preston walks into what looks like the lobby of an Alamo Rent-a-Car with a baby on her hip and whoa, DEEP THOUGHT: Is this song really about polygamy? Is the "it" in question that she might like his "special" holiday package, WINK WINK?? Discuss.
- Troops coming home from deployment for the holidays, because of course
- More line-dancing
- The saddest happy pity hug of all time

Everybody now! Sing along all month-long! Your friends and family and everyone within earshot will love you for it, trust me.

**Some lyrics are incomplete because I couldn't make them out through JT & ON-J's cheer-tastic warbling. So help a sister out in the comments.

"I Think You Might Like It"

Here comes my hometown
So good to get my wheels down
I’m comin’ home toni-i-i-ight
Here comes that magical smell of Christmas Eve
There’s nothin’ you can do-oo
But wearing your heart on your sleeve

My mind is go-in'
A little crazy knowin'
You’re comin’ home toni-i-i-ight
I can’t help smilin’ to strangers on my street
I’m singing to myself, tripping over my own feet

I’m comin’ ho-ome

I’ve got a little plan for you, I think you might like it
Let’s do the little dance we do, I think you might like it
The we're gonna hide away, makin’ love all night
We can cry tomorrow watching It’s a Wonderful Life

(Line-dancing interlude)

Ooooo-ooo-oooh, I think you might like it

Oh baby I kinda like
So many gonna (unintelligible)
You’re comin’ home toni-i-i-ight
Your mama sings sweetly, “Do You Hear What I Hear?”
But in a little while she’ll be swinging from a chandelier

No stopping Aunt Louise
Ticklin’ the ivories
I’m comin’ home toni-i-i-ight
Whole town’s gonna be there
It will be a squeeze
You’d better put your sleigh in a holdin’ pattern, Santa please

I’m comin’ ho-ome

I’ve got a little plan for you, I think you might like it
Let’s do the little dance we do, I think you might like it
Then we're gonna hide away, makin’ love all night
We can cry tomorrow watching It’s A Wonderful Life

I’ve got a little plan for you (I like it)
Let’s do the little dance we do (I like it)
Then we're gonna hide away, making love all night

Unison: And we can cry tomorrow watching It’s a Wonderful Life

Let's do the little dance we do
I think you mi-ight like it

(Spoken): I like it


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  • Jasper James says:

    I want to help a sister out — I really do! — but that one unintelligible Olivia line doesn't make any sense to me. I'm hearing "So many gonna call by." I have no idea what that means. Does "call by" mean like "stop over for a visit"? But I think you have the line before that wrong. I think it's "Oh baby, I can't lie," not "Oh baby, I kinda like."

    Oh god, I can't believe I put time and effort into this.

  • Anna says:

    What happened to little Ella?..she's ballooned!

  • What is with Travolta's neck? The guy is some kind of a hormone slurping freak. I love his movies, his acting, and the fact is he can dance, too, (not here). But, his NECK! it is making me have nightmares. Not to mention his head. Bigger and bigger every year. And his chin! The guy is a freak! Damn he was good in "Pulp...". Yeah, he's a genius in theater. What is that on the top of his head? because it is not hair. Not the kind people are born with. What a freak! I've never seen him flub a roll or have a bad temper! What's up with that neck? He could snap the Empire State Building in half with that neck.