It’s near, that moment when it starts to look a lot like Christmas. Give it a month, five weeks max. It’s that precious moment when the days are shorter, but somehow easier. The holidays are coming. And Christmas songs are climbing the charts.
Expect Ed Sheeran and Elton John to mount a serious challenge.
Sheeran stopped Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon Monday, November 8 for a discussion on life, parenthood and her new album = (Equal), which is currently No. 1 on the worldwide sales charts, including the Billboard 200.
The conversation, however, quickly shifted to Christmas and Sheeran’s good mate, Elton.
The pair talk every day, apparently. And John, fresh off his own successful collaborative album Confinement sessions, came up with an offer Sheeran surely couldn’t refuse: a Christmas duo.
When Elton pitched his idea, Sheeran was cool. “I’ve always been pretty against it,” Sheeran noted. “It’s not that I don’t like Christmas, I like Christmas, but to make a Christmas song you have to throw the kitchen sink on it.”
The duo went on to sing three songs, including one called “Merry Christmas”. And, according to Sheeran, they went crazy with sleigh bells, ding-dongs, works.
Elton already has a holiday hit in his catalog. The spiciness “Step Into Christmas” topped Billboard‘s Christmas Singles Chart in 1973 and featured in the top 10 of the official UK Singles Chart. This season, he wants another.
Watch the interview below.