To kick off this year’s festive season, much-loved Peter Combe’s Christmas Album is coming to Adelaide on Saturday 8th December. 

Of his 15 studio albums of all-original children’s material, one of Peter Combe’s (and his fans’) all-time favourites is his 1990 Christmas album release.

Now, 28 years after its first release he is bringing it back for two shows only at Adelaide Festival Centre’s Dunstan Playhouse.

The 17-track Christmas Album of original festival-themed songs has been embraced across generations, even landing into the ARIA Albums Top 50 Chart and went Gold in five weeks.

With a career that spans more than three decades, Peter is loved Australia-wide for tracks like ‘Wash Your Face In Orange Juice’ and ‘Newspaper Mama’, but the Christmas Album holds a special place in his heart:

I’ve been overwhelmed by the sheer volume of wonderful letters, emails, Facebook messages and many many more comments from families for 28 years expressing their love for this particular album. I’ve been deeply touched by these expressions of love for the songs,” he says.

“The album expresses the optimism of the Christmas message. I like to think the audiences will be uplifted by the joy expressed in the songs and the care that went into writing them. It was a genuine labour of love. Christmas is unique in that it can be appreciated at a deep level whether you are Christian, agnostic or atheist.

“My son Thom, whose idea it was to embark on this project, will be playing guitar in at least seven of the shows with me. My keyboard player, Phil Cunneen, who played on the Christmas Album in 1990 will be doing every concert with me, and Steve Todd, who also played on the recording, will be doing every concert except one.”

Don’t miss this special festive, family affair at Adelaide Festival Centre on Saturday 8 December. Tickets are on sale from Thursday 23 August at 9am from BASS.