Here Comes Christmas! From the original Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page

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Kick off the holiday season with Here Comes Christmas! from Greg Page, the original Yellow Wiggle of children’s entertainment phenomenon The Wiggles!  A Christmas package stuffed with twenty-two traditional and original holiday songs for the whole family, plus four “just for kids” bonus tracks, Here Comes Christmas!  released on November 24 on the Yellow Entertainment label.

Here Comes Christmas! marks Greg Page’s first children’s/family album since his departure from The Wiggles.  A treasure trove of seasonal cheer, Here Comes Christmas! was arranged and produced by Chicago-based Alec Miller, who harnessed Greg’s passion for old-time, favorite Christmas songs and framed the richness of his golden baritone with sparkling, contemporary settings.  The resulting collection enfolds children and adults alike in the warmth of Yuletide music and the holiday spirit.

Greg Page has for many years aspired to record a Christmas album that pays homage to the old-school style of musical arrangements, andHere Comes Christmas! does just that.  The settings for many of the songs can trace their lineage to those splendid orchestral arrangements made famous by the recordings of Bing Crosby, Perry Como, and Dean Martin.

Here Comes Christmas! opens with three Greg Page/Alec Miller originals, presented with panache, substance, and personality.

A splendid array of favorite, traditional holiday tunes follows.  Highlights include “The Little Drummer Boy,” in which Greg Pageprovides a dramatic study of symphonic proportions that greatly expands the canvas of earlier versions by the Harry Simeone Chorale, the Ray Conniff Singers, Andy Williams, etc., along with superb renditions of such beloved holiday perennials as “Frosty the Snowman,” “The Christmas Song,” “Let It Snow,” “Silent Night,” “White Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Silver Bells,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Feliz Navidad,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, “Winter Wonderland,” and more.

Greg Page has long been at the top end of children’s entertainment and is respectfully regarded as one of the genre’s leading performers. While studying Early Childhood Education at Sydney’s Macquarie University, he teamed up with fellow students Anthony Field and Murray Cook in 1991 to form what would become one of the world’s most successful children’s entertainment brands, The Wiggles.

During Greg’s nearly seventeen years with The Wiggles, he performed more than 7,000 shows to over seven million people, recording more than 20 CDs and 22 DVDs, with combined sales of more than 20 million.

Greg Page has been awarded the Order of Australia (knighthood) for his services to the arts, in particular to children’s entertainment.  He has also received an Australian Record Industry Hall of Fame Award, honorary Doctorates from Macquarie University and Australian Catholic University, and an Australian Record Industry Outstanding Achievement Award.  Greg Page is a seven-time ARIA (Australian Grammy) winner.

Here Comes Christmas! will be available from iTunes and theButterscotch TV website, HEREGreg Page’s Butterscotch’s Playground DVD is also available from iTunes and the Butterscotch TV website.

This one is just perfect for the Holidays!!

Visit Greg Page’s websites HERE and HERE.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample of the CD and highly recommend for younger kids!

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