“Here Comes Christmas” by Original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page



I received this CD for purposes of evaluation. Thoughts are my own.

Here Comes Christmas - Greg Page

Nothing makes me feel the warmth of the holiday season the way Christmas songs do. I love listening to and singing Christmas carols, so when I found out that Greg Page — the original/longtime Yellow Wiggle of kids’ music phenomenon The Wiggles — came out with a Christmas album, I immediately wanted to listen to the album!

Greg Page has been awarded the Order of Australia (knighthood) for his services to the arts, particularly to children’s entertainment. Among his other honors are an Australian Record Industry Hall of Fame Award and seven ARIA (Australian Grammy) awards. He’s also a huge Elvis fan and owns one of the world’s largest collections of Elvis memorabilia.

I must admit that I got sad when he left The Wiggles. After nearly 17 years with The Wiggles, Greg had to leave the group due to a condition called orthostatic intolerance. While Sam (the person who replaced him as the Yellow Wiggle) was also really good, there’s really nothing like the original. But don’t get me wrong, I also really loved Sam during his stint with the group. Anyway…….

Greg is doing much better now, having learned to manage the condition by understanding its causes, and he’s back in action as an entertainer. His new holiday album for families titled Here Comes Christmas! is an all-ages album that includes standards like “Let It Snow,” “The Christmas Song,” “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” etc., plus three originals written by Greg Page and his Chicago-based producer, Alec Miller. Stylistically, Here Comes Christmas pays homage to old-school orchestral arrangements such as those made famous by Bing Crosby, Perry Como, and Dean Martin.

I love listening to the CD with my son. His singing style as part of The Wiggles is still there. His style is simple and it’s something that kids can easily sing along to. He didn’t add in lots of vocal acrobatics (and I think that’s what made the songs so classic and easy to love.

You can purchase the album here or on iTunes.

I received this CD for purposes of evaluation. Thoughts are my own.




Comments

“Here Comes Christmas” by Original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page — 23 Comments

  1. I don’t even know the Wiggles. Never watched it.

    p.s. I HATE THOSE SILLY SNOWFLAKES ON YOUR PAGES!! (we’ve had enough of the real stuff lately)

  2. I’ve never been a fan of x-mas music. A local radio station that I used to listen to starting playing nothing but about three weeks ago.

  3. I have to admit I’ve never heard of Greg Page before – but I do love Christmas music! Starting at Thankksgiving, It’s all you hear on certain radio stations. And I do like the old arragements from back in the day. Got to check this out!

  4. This time of year truly is for the kids. When they’re young it’s all so magical. Even though x-mas music makes me want to gag, the kids love it.

  5. I did not even know Greg left the WIGGLES!! How sad that he has that medical condition11 The kids used to love their live concerts & the TV show. I know the kids love singing along to lots of music; so I know they’ll like singing along to HERE COMES CHRISTMAS (with the original yellow Wiggle – GREG PAGE)!!

  6. I love that he has found a new peace and is making music again. My kids loved the Wiggles and we even saw them perform a few times. I will check this out 🙂

  7. Thanks for the Fantastic Review on “Here Comes Christmas” by Original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page! I am aware of the Wiggles because my Grand Son used to watch them all the time. However, I never really learned any of their songs or sat and watched them with him. I can see that you really love Christmas Songs. I used to play them all the time! The last several years or so, I’ve tried to avoid them like the plague! Especially this year! Things with my family are extremely stressed and, with the passing of my father in June, I was not in the Christmas mood at all! You add in our money problems and it just made this Christmas the pits! However, others, like you, I’m sure loved to listen, sing to and have fun with the holiday music. Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic review and your personal and professional opinions on “Here Comes Christmas” by Original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page with all of us! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂
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  8. Interesting to know Greg is a huge Elvis fan and owns one of the world’s largest collections of Elvis memorabilia. I love to play Christmas music over the holidays. Its so nice to hear it..

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