John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John made a Christmas album. In 2012.

John Travolta, no stranger to doing embarrassing things, is apparently releasing a Christmas album with his former Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John. On the embarrassment scale, I’d rate this three Hairsprays, a Battlefield Earth, and half a music video tie-in for Old Dogs starring your daughter.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta are reuniting for a Christmas album, called This Christmas. The album will have an original duet written by the “You’re the One That I Want” writer and guest spots by Barbra Streisand (really?), Kenny G, Cliff Richard, Tony Bennett, James Taylor and Chick Corea. [BoyCulture via Gawker]

What, Yanni was busy? I imagine this is directed at the consumer who gave up any illusions of their own hipness many, many years ago. It might as well say “for your weird aunt” on the cover. And, while it’s easy to make jokes about John Travolta not even trying to hide his sexuality anymore, maybe he’s just being a good guy and doing an old friend a solid, and we shouldn’t make fun of him for being nice. Olivia Newton-John’s ex-boyfriend allegedly faked his own death a few years ago, and it’s quite possible the money isn’t exactly rolling in anymore. Though she did star in a direct-to-DVD musical about hockey a few years back. If you think Score: A Hockey Musical sounds awesome now, wait till you see that the trailer has two record scratches in the first 30 seconds.

Holy sh*t, two record scratches and a lit fart? That’s like a rating I’d give to one of my sexual experiences. I love Canada.