Written in the morning and recorded in the afternoon! Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote this single as a thank you card to the fans. In Susan Black’s biography ‘Elton John in His Own Word’ she quoted: “The Christmas single is a real loon about and something we’d like to do a lot more of. We’ve never written a song especially tailored to be a single.”
Release Date: November 26, 1973
Songwriter/s: Elton John – Bernie Taupin
Label: DJIM – MCA
UK – 24
US – 1
‘Step into Christmas’ peaked at number 24 on the UK Singles Charts in 1973. In the US it topped the Billboard Christmas charts and peaked at number 56 on the Cash Box Top 100 Singles chart.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Sir Elton Hercules John was 26 years old when he released this single.
Cover Versions: The Wedding Present – The Business – The Puppini Sisters – very few amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.