Christmas Music Playlists with Hi-5 Songs
Hi-5 Always Give It Christmas Socks (and Stockings)
Factfile - Hi-5
- Hi-5 released It's a Hi-5 Christmas in 2001. The 2001 version is by the original Australian kids band and the American band released in 2004.
- Hi-5 Christmas Gift Pack contained 2 CD's of Christmas songs and was released in 2003.
- Hi-5 have been performing at Carols by Candlelight concerts every Christmas eve since 2000.
Hi-5 is an Australian TV show for pre-school children’s with a high music content. So much so that the Hi-5 crew have released plenty of CD’s since they started out in 1998. Several of these have been Christmas releases, the first of which arrived in 2001 and was simply titled ‘It’s A Hi-5 Christmas’. There is a high quotient of original material in the 15 energetic Christmas workouts as well as Hi-5 covers of ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Sleigh Ride’ and ‘Mary’s Boy Child’. Given the audience that Hi-5 are aiming their sound is for the most part overtly happy and boisterous. While this might prove a little tiring for parents the little ones will lap it up and it should prove the ideal soundtrack for any kiddie Christmas parties you are going to be throwing over the season. ‘It’s A Hi-5 Christmas’ was a big success in Australian, so much so that the U.S. version of the band recorded a new version of the album for its domestic market in 2004.
The Hi-5 gang returned to the Christmas season in both 2003 and 2004 with new albums called ‘Hi-5 Christmas Gift Pack’ and ‘Jingle Jangle Jingle With Hi-5’ which both featured knockabout versions of new and old Christmas tunes that were all sprinkled with the Hi-5 magic dust. These two albums were compiled into a special release in 2005 called ‘Hi-5 Christmas Gift Pack – Limited Edition’ which included a bumper 29 tracks over 2 CD’s to keep the kids entertained over the 12 days. And if you are down Melbourne way over the holidays you can usually catch members of Hi-5 performing at the Carols by Candlelight concert in the Sidney Myer Music Bowl each Christmas Eve.Author: Kevin
Hi-5 Christmas Album & Single Covers