December – Step Into Christmas by Elton John

December – a popular holiday song this time of year – Step Into Christmas by Elton John

Most Christmas singles are best forgotten, but this one has real merit, meaningful words by Bernie Taupin, and a typically strong melody from Elton.

Interesting facts about Step Into Christmas & Elton John

Elton doesn’t write lyrics, his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin takes care of that. They met through a want-ad in a British music trade paper, and someone at the publishing company where they both applied connected them, since Elton needed a lyricist and Bernie needed someone to write music.

In her biography Elton John in His Own Words, Susan Black quotes Elton thus: “The Christmas single is a real loon about and something we’d like to do a lot more of.

The song was written on a Sunday morning and recorded in the afternoon at the London Trident Studios.

The single was released in November 1973 and received heavy airplay although it only reached #24 on the UK chart.

As a child, John didn’t need glasses, but wore them anyway to look like Buddy Holly. They damaged his eyes so much that he was soon forced to wear them.

John’s original name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight. The name Elton comes from Elton Dean, a Bluesology sax player.

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24 thoughts on “December – Step Into Christmas by Elton John

  1. I really enjoy Christmas songs, and they get me into the festive spirit every time. I am finding it hard to believe that Christmas is literally around the corner !
    Thanks for these interesting facts my friend 🙂 Hope you have a good one 🙂

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  2. The wife’s favorite X-Mas song with no close second. I’m sure she knows the history behind it but I just got some info I can now impress her with. Always looking to get some “bonus points” Terry…thanks!

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