The 10 Most Festively Bizarre Things About The John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John Music Video


Looks like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa came early this year! Or, if you celebrate Eid al-Fitr, super late! Whatever faith tradition you belong to, we can guarantee you’ll still be baffled by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John‘s video for their new holiday classic “I Think You Might Like It.” Great Christmas song title, you guys! It goes without saying that there is a variety of weirdnesses going on in the self-made video, but we tried to isolate the 10 weirdest for you to wrap your holiday-loving brain around:

  1. The fact it exists at all.
  2. Two words: wallet chain.
  3. The production values: John Travolta is rich enough to own multiple jets, and this video looks like it was shot on a Zune. How? Why? Huh?
  4. It’s a Christmas video shot in balmy Ocala, California.
  5. John Travolta’s hair: All of it. Every part and patch. The color. The consistency. The density. The depth. What is the color on that Just For Men box? “Pitch-Black Void”? “Bottomless Abyss”?
  6. The hammy flirtation between John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John: Is this song about how John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have sex once a year on Christmas? Kelly Preston is right there with your children, John. Have some decency!
  7. The use of the phrase “It will be squeeze”: No one has ever used that phrase. You can’t just put it in a song!
  8. This line: “Then we’re going to hide away, making love all night/And we can cry tomorrow watching ‘It’s A Wonderful Life.'”
  9. The cut-to at :53
  10. The fact…the fact that it’s still kind of catchy: God help us, the song is still kind of catchy! My god, they were right after all…we did might like it.
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