Welcome to my Christmas song
I’d like to thank you for the year
I somehow never heard Elton John’s “Step Into Christmas” before 2014. I don’t know how I missed it for forty Christmases. When I finally did, it came as this lovely discovery of middle age. It’s such a happy song, with a vision of the season, wry and sincere at the same time, relishing the past and looking forward to the future. When the ad nauseum Christmas music radio stations play it, I turn it up. I love that song.
What could this awesome song have been like in context? When was it was first released?
“Step Into Christmas” was released in the Christmas season of 1973.