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Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas
Video Cover


October 13, 1997

Written by

The Wiggles

Directed & Produced by

Dean Covell


Wiggledance! Live in Concert (1997)


Wiggle Time (1998 video) (1998)

"Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas" is the sixth Wiggles video, and also the first Christmas video in the Wiggly franchise. It was released on October 13, 1997.

The original cover had a green and red background, with the original cast, with their color coded shirts, Henry the Octopus is wearing his second costume (in the real video, his third), Dorothy is wearing her third costume (in the real video, her fourth), Wags in his first costume (in the real video, his second). And Captain Feathersword is on the cover, between Jeff and Dorothy.

It was re-released in 1999, with Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer cut out, and Wiggly Christmas Medley added. Rudolf was thought to be on the UK video but this was a packaging error, and the song did not appear. This also happened in the and Canadian edition, with Wiggly Christmas Medley also being removed from the cover of the list, although being added to the video itself.

The Wiggles did a remake of the video in 2017.


It took about 3 weeks to film this video. First, the scene where the Wiggles and their friends build a giant sandcastle and Christmas Picnic were filmed in early June 1997, then the rest of the songs were filmed in a studio as listed.

  1. Have a Very Merry Christmas
  2. Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas
  3. Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  4. Here Comes Santa Claus
  5. Go Santa Go
  6. Ding Dong Merrily on High
  7. Christmas Star
  8. Unto Us This Holy Night
  9. Feliz Navidad
  10. Jingle Bells
  11. Let's Clap Hands For Santa Claus
  12. Henry's Christmas Dance
  13. Jeff's Christmas Tune
  14. It's a Christmas Party On The Goodship Feathersword
  15. Away in a Manger
  16. Wags is Bouncing Around the Christmas Tree
  17. Silent Night
  18. We Wish You a Merry Christmas


Wiggly Wiggly Christmas is a terrific music compilation of new and favorite Christmas songs. Jeff, Greg, Anthony and Murray join a fun cast of characters in performing both upbeat, familiar carols and creating their own brand of new Christmas classics with all of their friends.

Song List

All songs are taken from the album Wiggly Wiggly Christmas, unless listed otherwise.

  1. Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas Overture
  2. Have a Very Merry Christmas
  3. Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas
  4. Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Australian 1997 Version)
  5. Here Comes Santa Claus (new song)
  6. Go Santa Go
  7. Ding Dong Merrily on High
  8. Christmas Star
  9. Unto Us This Holy Night
  10. Feliz Navidad
  11. Jingle Bells
  12. The Beach Christmas Style
  13. Christmas Picnic
  14. Let's Clap Hands For Santa Claus
  15. Henry's Christmas Dance
  16. Dorothy's Dance Floor (instrumental, new song)
  17. Jeff's Christmas Tune
  18. It's a Christmas Party On The Goodship Feathersword
  19. Away in a Manger
  20. Wags is Bouncing Around the Christmas Tree
  21. Silent Night
  22. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  23. Wiggly Christmas Medley (1999 version only, from The Wiggly Big Show)


Snow Globe graphic - The music heard is a small combination of "Jingle Bells" and "Get Ready to Wiggle".

(Have a Very Merry Christmas Title Card)

Song 1: Have a Very Merry Christmas

The Wiggles introduce themselves, and we love to wish you a Wiggly Wiggly Christmas.

(Wiggly Wiggly Christmas Title Card)

Song 2: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas

(Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer Title Card)

Song 3: Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Australian 1997 version only) - with a female kid dressed up as Rudolf. Santa Claus also appears. After the first time around, Greg asks everyone to put on their antlers, so everyone puts their open hands to their heads to imitate a reindeer. At the end of the song, they all dance around in a circle acting like Rudolf and the other reindeers.

(Here Comes Santa Claus Title Card)

Song 4: Here Comes Santa Claus - with Dorothy

(Go Santa Go Title Card)

Song 5: Go Santa Go - done in that style of Greased Lightning with the finger pointing

(Ding Dong Merrily On High Title Card)

Song 6: Ding Dong Merrily on High

(Christmas Star Title Card)

Song 7: Christmas Star

Anthony talks with a group of kids who are dressed up ready to do a nativity play.

Sian is one of the shepherds; she shows everyone her crooked staff. She decorated it with some tinsel.

Joseph gets to play Joseph! He will put his hand on Mary's shoulder.

Clare gets to play Mary. She has a shawl that she will put on her head.

Anthony (Who is one of the kids) is in PJ's and he helps Clare put on her shawl.

Ashley is playing a sheep.

Alica is playing a cow.

(Unto Us, This Holy Night Title Card)

Song 8: Unto Us, This Holy Night

(Feliz Navidad Title Card)

Anthony is dressed up with a Mariachi hat and he talks with the puppet iguana guys Iggy, Ziggy & Frank. He talks about how to say Merry Christmas in different languages from local Australian natives, and then Italian. And then in Spanish, it's uh. Iggy tells Anthony that it's "Feliz Navidad!"

Song 9: Feliz Navidad

(Jingle Bells Title Card)

The Wiggles are making a cardboard sleigh. Jeff has big scissors, Anthony has glue, Greg has a big paintbrush. Wags and Captain Feathersword are aboard the sleigh, decorating it with tinsel. So let's all sing a long about riding in a sleigh.

Song 10: Jingle Bells

Now they're ready to fly away. Captain Feathersword and Wags they take off.

Jeff is sleeping in his favorite comfy chair. He has a dream where the Wiggles, Santa Claus and Henry the Octopus are putting together a sandcastle. Then the Wiggles arrive and notice he's asleep. Wake up Jeff! After waking up, Jeff tells them about his dream. It was so real; he reaches down for his shoe, picks it up, and pours water out of it! The others laugh.

(Christmas Picnic Title Card)

Song 11: Christmas Picnic

(Let's Clap Hands For Santa Claus Title Card)

Song 12: Let's Clap Hands for Santa Claus

(Henry's Christmas Dance Title Card)

Song 13: Henry's Christmas Dance

Dorothy's Dance Floor

Anthony and Murray are present with Dorothy the Dinosaur. She knows a lot of different dances so the guys have Dorothy demonstrate some.

The first is a tap dancing.

The second one is Scottish dancing.

The third is a line dance. Murray makes a growling sound, but Anthony corrects him and says it's not a lion dance, it's actually a line dance. Dorothy understands and says she'll do a boot scoot, and does just that. Yee-ha!

The fourth dance style is Irish Dancing, which is Dorothy's favorite. Ta-daaaaaa! Murray says how Dorothy sure is a great dancer.

(Jeff's Christmas Tune Title Card)

Song 14: Jeff's Christmas Tune (instrumental)

Captain Feathersword is groaning over too much Christmas food. Murray says he ate too much Christmas pudding, that there is a lot of great food to eat at Christmas but tells Captain Feathersword that he has to be careful not to eat too much. Greg says that Captain Feathersword ate five plates of pudding at the Christmas dinner and that three buttons popped loose which made him exclaim "Oh I'm not getting any thinner!"

(Its a Christmas Party on the Goodship Feathersword Title Card)

Song 15: Its a Christmas Party On The Goodship Feathersword

(Away in a Manger)

Song 16: Away in a Manger

Murray has a present for Wags. It's a bone. Greg, Jeff, and Anthony arrive with presents for Wags but they're all present. They are just like Murray's; bones. When they find out that they have the same present they lower their heads but Anthony says that he'll like them anyway so their long faces turn upside down. They put the bones under the tree. Wags arrives and gives The Wiggles a present, which is a bone! The Wiggles and Wags laugh.

(Wags is Bouncing Around the Christmas Tree Title Card)

Song 17: Wags is Bouncing Around the Christmas Tree

(Silent Night Title Card)

Song 18: Silent Night

During the instrumental break, the nativity play continues and all of the shepherds, wisemen and animals get up and leave.

(We Wish You a Merry Christmas Title Card)

Song 19: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

The Wiggles hope you had a great time and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Goodbye!

Song 20 : Wiggly Christmas Medley (1999 version only)

Close with "Jeff's Christmas Tune" for the background music at the credits.


The Kids


The production of Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas started in 1996, when The Wiggles first recorded the album. The next year (1997), after finishing The Wiggles Movie, The Wiggles started to work on the Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas video. 19 songs were filmed for the video.

Alternate Versions

A new version was made in 1999 for the UK VHS release, which was also released in America a year later. This version of the video cut out Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and added Wiggly Christmas Medley from The Wiggly Big Show at the end. This version kept the original 1997 title cards and the same end credits as 1997 version, just with Rudolf taken out and the Medley added (the copyright date was changed to 1999 as well). However, the UK and Canadian case song list stated that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was on the video, and the NZ re-release and Canadian videos also deleted Wiggly Christmas Medley from the song list despite being on the video. In Australia, a similar version was released in 1999, this time with some alternate song title cards and a differently styled end credits sequence.

Release Dates

Original Release

  • Australia: October 13, 1997


  • Australia: 1999
  • United States: October 24, 2000
  • United Kingdom: November 1, 1999



The Wiggly Group in the front cover of the "Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas" album (1996)

The album of "Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas" was released on September 6, 1996.

CD Songs


1999 Song Titles and Credits (Australia)

DVD Menus

NOTE: Neither version of the DVD menus have any background music

2003 American Version

2006 Australian Version

DVD and VHS Cover Gallery

Promo Photos

  • The Wiggly Group and Santa Claus in promo picture.
  • The Wiggly Group and Santa Claus in promo picture as different pose.
  • The Wiggles
  • The Wiggles in promo picture.
  • The Wiggles waking Jeff up
  • Dorothy the Dinosaur
  • WagsinWiggly,WigglyChristmasPromoPicture.jpg Wags the Dog
  • Henry the Octopus
  • Captain Feathersword in promo picture.
  • Wags the Dog
  • Another Captain Feathersword promo picture.
  • Dorothy in close-up
  • Dorothy
  • Wags in close-up
  • Henry
  • Captain Feathersword
  • The Wiggles and Dorothy
  • The Wiggles and Dorothy
  • The Wiggles and their Christmas presents
  • The Wiggly Friends
  • The Wiggles and the Feliz Navidad dancers.
  • The Wiggly Group in promo picture.
  • The Wiggly Group
  • Wags in promo picture #3
  • A video poster in Powerhouse Museum
  • Jeff's Christmas Tune promo picture.
  • The Wiggles
  • The Early Wiggly Group
  • The kids as elves and reindeer
  • The Awake Wiggly Group
  • "Silent Night"


  • This is the first Christmas video.
  • This is the first time the Wiggles have logos (previously debuted in Wiggledance! Live in Concert) on their shirts and belt buckles.
  • This is the first Wiggles video to make use of 3D animation techniques.
  • This marks the debut of a Red Starry Guitar used by The Wiggles.
  • Murray's daughter, Georgia Munro-Cook is seen in "Ding Dong Merrily on High", "Christmas Star" and "Unto Us This Holy Night".
  • In the album, Anthony said that in octopus language, Bree-bop means hello, and Yoop means goodbye.
  • The Wiggles have their own arrangement of "Here Comes Santa Claus." and it's also heard on the companion CD called "The Spirit of Christmas 1998".
  • A beach scene of the Wiggles tearing down the sandcastle was filmed forwards, but the editors made it backwards to look like when they were supposedly building it before it leaded to a scene of Jeff sleeping.
  • At the part where we see Jeff asleep after we see his dream when the other Wiggles run over to him and notice he's asleep Murray carries the Red Starry Guitar with him.
  • The Wiggles aren't seen in "Ding Dong, Merrily on High" until 2011's "It's Always Christmas With You".
  • "Scotland the Brave" is played on piano when Dorothy does some Scottish dancing.
  • In "Wags Is Bouncing Around the Christmas Tree", Anthony, Jeff and Murray are nowhere to be seen except the Christmas tree background.
  • The color of the letter 'I" for the Wiggles logo is in purple when the toy robot pushes the cart.
  • In "Christmas Picnic", Murray wears a paper crown after Captain Feathersword arrives on the beach.
  • According to Larissa Wright on the 2010 interview with Clare Field, she auditioned for this video when she was 15 years old.
  • The rewinded footage of The Wiggles destroying a sandcastle in the prologue of Christmas Picnic was filmed when The Wiggles had finished filming the "Christmas Picnic" music video and were taking down a sandcastle they made when they were filming the music video.
  • The Australian re-release features new, alternate title cards and also features 1999-style end credits.
  • This video marks the first time Jeff doesn't play the Accordion.
  • This is the last Wiggles video with the 1993-1997 ABC For Kids Opening
  • This marks the debut of the Hofner Bass Guitar.
  • This video aired on Playhouse Disney in December 2002.


  • On the front cover, The Wiggles don't have their logo on their shirts. In the video, they do. This could be because the picture was taken in 1996 and the back cover was taken in 1997.
  • During Jingle Bells, the boomike is visible.
  • In the NZ and Canada versions, Wiggly Christmas Medley is not on the back cover but appears on the video, and vice versa happens with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Only the Rudolph error appears on the UK cover.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas (1997 video)

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    • Most people don't know the Reindeer Express video clip or its bonus scenes, not even Rosie. I think she's Dorothy's teddy bear.
    • Then in the wiggles Movie, Why was Murray holding Dorothy's teddy?