Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Songs Countdown: #9

Step Into Christmas was released as a non-album single over the Christmas of 1973 with the b-side Ho! Ho! Ho! (Who'd be a Turkey at Christmas), and peaked at number 23 in the UK charts. It was originally recorded during 'quickie' sessions at London's Morgan studios and (allegedly) intended as an homage to past Christmas songs produced by Phil Spector.

Although originally album-free, it has since been included on a number of Elton John's compilation albums and box sets as well as a 1995 reissue of Caribou.

And just because I like you, here's that b-side I mentioned above, Ho! Ho! Ho! (Who'd be a Turkey at Christmas):