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Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas
Wiggly,WigglyChristmas
Video Cover

Released

October 13, 1997

Written by

The Wiggles

Directed & Produced by

Dean Covell

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"Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas" is the sixth Wiggles video, and also the first Christmas video. 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 wasn't cut out on the UK Disney release.

Synopsis

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.

Song List

  1. Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas Overture
  2. Have a Very Merry Christmas
  3. Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas
  4. Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Australia 1997 version and UK Disney 1999 version only)
  5. Here Comes Santa Claus
  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)
  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

Bonus TV Song

  1. Reindeer Express

Plot

Snow Globe graphic

(Have a Very Merry Christmas Title Card)

Song 1: Have a Very Merry Christmas - barely half a minute

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 and UK 1999 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 - an instrumental featuring the mascots and the kids - no Wiggles

(Christmas Star Title Card)

Song 7: Christmas Star - a really short song

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

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, and 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. So let's all sing a long about 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 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- beachside Note: The music in the song is the goodbye dance song from Wake Up Jeff!

(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) - This has just about everybody dancing

Captain is groaning over too much Christmas food. Murray says he ate too much. Greg says captain ate five plates and that three buttons popped loose.

(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

(We Wish You a Merry Christmas Title Card)

Song 19: We Wish You a Merry Christmas - About 10 seconds the song goes.

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

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

Cast

The Kids

  • On the album at the top it has The Wiggles Logo from 1991-1996 but on the video it has the current logo.

Production

The production of Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas was all started in 1996. On that year, it was the time when they first recorded the album. The next year after when they have finished The Wiggles Movie, The Wiggles have started to work on the Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas video. There have been 19 songs that have been filmed for the video.

Release Dates

Original Release

  • Australia: October 13, 1997

Re-release

  • Australia: October 11, 1999
  • United States: October 24, 2000
  • United Kingdom: November 1, 1999

Album

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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

This song was filmed as a bonus music video and transferred to a Christmas Special on ABC TV on December 25, 1997 including its short clips where each Wiggles shows each friend their presents.

Gallery

See here

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
  • 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
  • Anthony, Santa and the kids
  • The Wiggles and the Feliz Navidad dancers.
  • The Wiggly Group in promo picture.
  • The Wiggly Group
  • Wags in promo picture #3
  • Dorothy and her teddy bear, Rosie in a promo picture.
  • A video poster in Powerhouse Museum
  • Jeff's Christmas Tune promo picture.

Trivia

  • This is the first Christmas video.
  • This is the first time the Wiggles have the current logo (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, that the director Dean Covell even gets a separate credit for that.
  • Murray's daughter Georgia 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".
  • It is revealed that there are three versions of this video. One is 1997 and the other two are 1999, especially when one was released in the United Kingdom where "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Wiggly Christmas Medley" were both sung. In the American release, the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was cut out which was the same thing as the Australian 1999 re-release and it's also revealed that it's the same as the Britain release but edited.
  • Photos of the Wiggles and friends on set are shown on the internet since 1997.
  • 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.
  • "Have a Very Merry Christmas" was originally sung on a TV promo aired in 1996 about the Christmas album.
  • 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. That's why this, "Reindeer Express" and the never-before-seen clips of the TV song were filmed at the same time.
  • 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.
  • Anthony's brother Paul makes a sound cameo in a bonus clip where Jeff is sleeping and waking up.
  • The color of the letter 'I" for the Wiggles logo is in purple when the toy robot pushes the cart.
  • "Unto Us, This Holy Night" and its prologue, "Away in a Manger", the deleted scene of "Reindeer Express", "Silent Night" were filmed at the same time because Jeff's keyboard is seen.
  • In a deleted scene for Reindeer Express, Anthony mentions a book called "The Polar Express". That story was later made to a movie in 2004. Murray plays the Red Starry Guitar in this song, but the music only features acoustic. In the same bonus song, a blanket is seen in Jeff's pocket which he'll be using it later for one of the bonus clips.
  • In "Christmas Picnic", Murray wears a paper crown after Captain Feathersword arrives on the beach.
  • In the original 1996 version of "It's a Christmas Party on the Goodship Feathersword", Murray plays the Epiphone Casino guitar and Jeff plays the key-tar.
  • According to Larissa Wright on the 2010 interview with Clare Field, she auditioned for this video when she was 15 years old.
  • According to a never-before-seen clip starring Jeff and Dorothy, Dorothy's teddy bear's name is Rosie.
  • Anthony plays "Deck the Halls" on recorder in one never-before-seen clip while in another, Murray and Henry play "Jingle Bell Rock" on Red Starry Guitar and drum.
  • Another never-before seen clip starring Greg and Captain Feathersword reveals that the name of Captain Feathersword's pirate ship is called the S.S Feathersword.
  • On Wags' bone, there is a card that says "To Wags, from Santa".
  • 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.
  • In "Ding Dong, Merrily on High", "Dorothy's Dance Floor", "Reindeer Express" and one of its skits, Dorothy doesn't have a bouquet of roses.

Goofs

  • 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 visable.

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

  • Reindeer Express

    2 messages
    • 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?
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