Australian singles chart:
Although Step Into Christmas didn’t quite make it into the Kent Top 40 singles chart, it did rank #44 on Australia’s ARIA chart in 1973.
Elton John, Bernie Taupin
In this upbeat Christmas song, Elton invites us in to watch the snow fall forever and ever as we eat, drink and be merry. It’s structured like a pop song, written when Elton was near his creative peak. The word “Christmas” gets mentioned 20 times, but there are holiday clichés, like sleigh bells and mistletoe.
Elton and his lyricist Bernie Taupin wrote it as a thank you card to their fans; 1973 was a particularly good year for Elton, with two hit albums: Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/elton-john/step-into-christmas
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