Elton John releases ‘Step into Christmas’ digital EP


In honor of the 50th anniversary of the release of Elton John’s classic holiday tune “Step into Christmas,” the music legend has released a special digital compilation. featuring the song as well as several other holiday-themed tracks.

Elton’s Step into Christmas EP is a seven-track collection that features the original versions of the 1973 single, and its B-side, “Ho Ho Ho (Who’d Be a Turkey at Christmas).  Step into Christmas also features Elton’s 1982 tune “All Quiet on the Western Front,” his 1983 song “Cold as Christmas (in the Middle of the Year),” and his 2004 duet with Joss Stone, “Calling It Christmas.” Rounding out the compilation are live versions of “Step into Christmas,” which John performed on the U.K.’s The Gilbert O’Sullivan Show in 1973, and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” from a 1973 concert at the Hammersmith Odeon venue in London.

John also is releasing a seven-inch green-vinyl single featuring “Step into Christmas” and “Ho Ho Ho (Who’d Be a Turkey at Christmas),” and a 10-inch red-vinyl EP featuring the first five songs from the digital EP. Both discs can be pre-ordered at John’s official online store.

To buy/stream Step Into Christmas EP, head here.

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