The Wiggly Group and Santa Claus on the beach

Christmas Picnic is a Christmas song from Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas and Go Santa Go!. An instrumental track of this song plays during the credits of Wake Up Jeff!.

It was later adapted to We're Having Fruit Salad in the Kitchen for the Fruit Salad TV Christmas Special.

Prologue Transcript

Jeff: (He is snoring.)

(The Awake Wiggles arrive.)

Greg: (laughing) Oh, no. Jeff's always falling asleep. I guess we'd better wake Jeff up. When I count 3, let's say, "Wake up, Jeff."

Anthony: (whispering.) Okay. (with Greg & Murray.) 1, 2, 3. WAKE UP, JEFF!

Jeff: (He wakes up & blubbers.) Hey, guys! I just had a dream then. I dreamt that we were at the beach and were building a big sandcastle. Santa Claus and Henry the Octopus were helping us.

Murray: A sandcastle?

Jeff: It was so real! Take a look at this. (He picks up his boot, then dumps water out of it & the others laugh.)


We're having a picnic, on the beach
Mmm it's Christmas day
Bring all your friends, take some food
Let's all dance and play

There's Dorothy the Dinosaur (eating some roses)
Romp bomp a chomp, she's starting to dance now
Doing the romp bomp a stomp

There's Wags the Dog (eating some bones) 
Woof, woof, woof
He's digging in the dirt now, and running to and fro

There's Captain Feathersword (tickling away)
"Ahoy there me hearties"
He's starting to dance now, doing it the pirate way

There's Henry the Octopus (spinning around)
He's doing the merengue and dancing his octopus way

Chorus (x2)

Song Credits

Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas (1996)

Written by Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, and Greg Page, published by Wiggly Tunes Pty Ltd, previously published by EMI Music.

Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas! (2017)

Vocals: Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce
Backing Vocals: Emma Watkins
Character Voices: Maria Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Paul Paddick
Acoustic & Electric Guitar: Anthony Field
Bass Guitar: Alex Keller
Keyboard: Lachlan Gillespie
Drum Programming: Oliver Brian


  • The 2017 version includes modified lyrics and an extra verse.
  • The 1996 and 2017 versions play in E whereas the 2013 version plays in C.
  • The 2013 version of the song was uploaded on The Wiggles' YouTube channel on November 26th, 2017.


Video Appearances

Album Appearances




The Wiggles Christmas Picnic