#2 – Elton John – “Step into Christmas” – (1973)

This song was released as a single in 1973 and then included on the 1974 non-holiday album Caribou. It’s undeniably catchy and it was very successful, but we’ll never be able to truly judge its popularity due to Billboard excluding it from the Hot 100. Successful or not, it remains one of my very favorite Christmas songs – and the only one I can stand to hear year-round… or forever and ever.