John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, who 34 years ago flew off in a flying car together at the end of Grease, before presumably doing a whole bunch of coke and even more masseuses, recently reunited to record a Christmas album together. But not just ANY Christmas album: if the music video for “I Think You Might Like It” is any indication, This Christmas will be the only holiday release this season to be associated with goatees that look like glued-on eraser shavings, vocals that sound like they were recorded underwater, and a budget that rivals “Thanksgiving.” The things Travolta would do that turkey…like convert it to Scientology, probably.
The duo also appeared on Ellen yesterday, where they talked about recording This Christmas together.
“For the record, we did it over three months, and then of course, we had these gorgeous guest stars — Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Tony Bennett, Cliff Richard, Chick Corea and Kenny G,” Travolta tells the talk show host. “All the proceeds go to our charities and they knew that, so once we told them that, I think it even was more impetus to help us.” (Via)
Donating all proceeds from the album to charity is an honorable thing for them to do, and you can’t make fun of them for that…but, to back track slightly, you can mock everything in “I Think You Might Like It.” So many questions: Is the song about anal sex? When did Newton-John turn into a Skyler White after plastic surgery gone wrong? Is the look on Travolta’s face when he’s running towards ONJ’s face the greatest thing ever?
In order: yes, no clue, and yes. Sick pants chain, too.