John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John created box office gold when they played Danny and Sandy in “Grease,” and now they’ve teamed up again – for the first time in three decades – with a new musical venture – a Christmas album.
“This Christmas,” out on November 13, finds the “Grease” co-stars performing a host of holiday classics, including “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” “Silent Night,” and “White Christmas.”
The pair have also recruited a host of superstar guests for the release including Barbra Streisand – for the tune, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” James Taylor – on “Deck The Halls,” Kenny G on “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and Tony Bennett and The Count Basie Orchestra on “Winter Wonderland.”
Additionally, John Farrar, who wrote the “Grease” classic, “You’re the One That I Want,” penned the duet “I Think You Might Like It,” for the pair.
The artist proceeds for the album will be split among their charities – for John – the Jett Travolta Foundation – named after his son, who passed away in 2009, and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
-- Jolie Lash