Step into Christmas

Elton John

About Step into Christmas

"Step into Christmas" is a Christmas song written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and performed by Elton John. It was released as a stand-alone single in November 1973 with the song "Ho, Ho, Ho (Who'd Be a Turkey at Christmas)" as the B-side. Upon its original 1973 release, the song peaked at No. 24 on the UK Singles Chart, and it reached a new peak of No. 8 on the same chart in 2019. In the United States, the single reached No. 56 on the Cash Box Top 100 Singles chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Christmas Singles chart."Step into Christmas" was later included as a bonus track on the 1995 remastered re-issue of the album Caribou, even though it was released in the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road era. It also appears on the albums Elton John's Christmas Party, Rare Masters, To Be Continued, Diamonds and various Christmas compilation albums. Two versions with different vocals are known to exist: the original single mix and a version recorded for John's 1973 performance of “Step Into Christmas” on The Gilbert O'Sullivan Show television program (which featured Bernie Taupin standing in for Ray Cooper on percussion). In 2009, "Step into Christmas" was the ninth most played Christmas song of the noughties in the UK. In December 2018 the song was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of 400,000 copies. In December of 2019 it was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of 600,000 copies. 


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1995
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Welcome to my Christmas song
I'd like to thank you for the year
So I'm sending you this Christmas card
To say it's nice to have you here
I'd like to sing about all the things
Your eyes and mind can see
So hop aboard the turntable
Oh step into Christmas with me

Step into Christmas
Let's join together
We can watch the snow fall forever and ever
Eat, drink and be merry
Come along with me
Step into Christmas
The admission's free

Take care in all you do next year
And keep smiling through the days
If we can help to entertain you
Oh we will find the ways
So merry Christmas one and all
There's no place I'd rather be
Than asking you if you'd oblige
Stepping into Christmas with me

Step into Christmas
Let's join together
We can watch the snow fall forever and ever
Eat, drink and be merry
Come along with me
Step into Christmas
The admission's free
Oh oh oh
La la la la

Welcome to my Christmas song
I'd like to thank you for the year
So I'm sending you this Christmas card
To say it's nice to have you here
I'd like to sing about all the things
Your eyes and mind can see
So hop aboard the turntable
Oh step into Christmas with me

Step into Christmas
Let's join together
We can watch the snow fall forever and ever
Eat, drink and be merry
Come along with me
Step into Christmas
The admission's free

Step into Christmas
Let's join together
We can watch the snow fall forever and ever
Eat, drink and be merry
Come along with me
Step into Christmas
The admission's free

Step into Christmas
Let's join together
We can watch the snow fall forever and ever
Eat, drink and be merry
Come along with me
Step into Christmas
The admission's free

Oh oh

Step, step into Christmas
Oh for ever and ever
Yeah come along with me
Now
oh oh oh oh

Step, step into Christmas
Oh for ever and ever
Yeah come along with me
Now

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Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. more »

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Written by: Elton John, Bernie Taupin

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12 facts about this song

Release Details
"Step into Christmas" was released by Elton John on November 23, 1973.
Song Performance
The song peaked at No. 24 on the UK Singles Chart, and it has since re-entered the Charts several times over the years during the holiday season.
Record Label
The song was issued through DJM Records, a British record label established by Dick James, who was notable for signing up The Beatles.
Song Genre
Although Elton John is known for his pop and rock songs, "Step into Christmas" falls under the genre of holiday and Christmas music.
Co-writer
Lyrics for "Step into Christmas" were written by Bernie Taupin, Elton John's long-time writing partner.
Music Video
The music video of the song was filmed at The London Hilton in 1973 during a performance for Gilbert O'Sullivan's television show.
Chart Success
The song was re-released in the digital format in 2017, and it climbed up to No. 11 position on the UK Singles Chart.
B-side Track
The song was released as a standalone single, with the song "Ho, Ho, Ho (Who'd Be a Turkey at Christmas)" being the B-side track.
Contemporary Reception
Today, it is considered a Christmas classic and is a regular feature on holiday-themed radio stations and playlists.
Certification
In December 2020, the song was awarded a Gold certification by the British Phonographic Industry for selling over 400,000 units.
Musical Styling
"Step into Christmas" is a perfect mix of the glitzy 1970s glam-rock style popularized by Elton John and festivity of the holiday season.
Charity Record
In 2020, the song was covered by The Wellingtons as a charity record, with all profits going to the National Health Service.

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