Elton John steps into Christmas as he dresses up as Santa Claus in festive clip


The nation are quickly getting into the Christmas spirit amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

And Sir Elton John spread some festive cheer on Thursday, sharing a TikTok video showing himself, husband David Furnish and their two sons stepping into Christmas.

The Your Song hitmaker, 73, joined the #StepIntoChristmas TikTok craze, inspired by his 1973 festive classic by the same name, as he dressed up as Santa Claus.

Merry Christmas! Sir Elton John spread festive cheer on Thursday by sharing a TikTok video showing himself, husband David Furnish and their two sons stepping into Christmas

In the clip, Elton and David’s sons, Zachary, nine, and Elijah, seven, disappear behind a door with a wreath on before reappearing dressed as Santa’s elves while Step Into Christmas blasts out.

They are followed by their filmmaker father, 58, who takes his fancy-dress a step further as he steps out of the doorway in a giant blow-up festive costume.

The hilarious outfit sees a blow-up Santa Claus carrying a green elf, with David also embracing the festive spirit with extravagant Christmas pudding glasses. 

And lastly, the legendary pianist steps into Christmas as no other than Father Christmas, sporting the classic red costume embellished with glitzy gold stitching.

Festive spirit: The Your Song hitmaker, 73, and his husband, 58, (above) joined the #StepIntoChristmas TikTok craze, inspired by Elton's 1973 festive classic by the same name

Festive spirit: The Your Song hitmaker, 73, and his husband, 58, (above) joined the #StepIntoChristmas TikTok craze, inspired by Elton’s 1973 festive classic by the same name

Step into Christmas: In the clip, Elton and David's sons, Zachary, nine, and Elijah, seven, disappear behind a door

Step into Christmas: Elton and David's sons, Zachary, reappear dressed as Santa's elves as Step Into Christmas blasts out

Step into Christmas: In the clip, Elton and David’s sons, Zachary, nine, and Elijah, seven, disappear behind a door before reappearing dressed as Santa’s elves

He brought smiles to his 463,000 followers’ faces as he donned giant Christmas wreath glasses while strutting across the screen with his family of little helpers. 

Alongside the fun-filled video, Elton penned: ‘We were so inspired by all of your amazing #StepIntoChristmas videos, we made our own!’

His video comes after his fans have been sharing floods of TikTok videos to the soundtrack of his hit Step Into Christmas as they put up their festive decorations.

Speaking about his family’s Christmas, David has recently revealed that he and his husband have a ‘one gift rule’ for each other on December 25.

Talking on Loose Women last week, he shared that he and Elton have raised their sons Zachary and Elijah to be ‘grounded’ in life.

Christmas time: Alongside the fun-filled video, Elton penned: 'We were so inspired by all of your amazing #StepIntoChristmas videos, we made our own!'

Christmas time: Alongside the fun-filled video, Elton penned: ‘We were so inspired by all of your amazing #StepIntoChristmas videos, we made our own!’

Hilarious: Elton brought smiles to his 463,000 followers' faces as he donned giant Christmas wreath glasses while strutting across the screen with his family of little helpers

Hilarious: Elton brought smiles to his 463,000 followers’ faces as he donned giant Christmas wreath glasses while strutting across the screen with his family of little helpers

David said that they ‘don’t need anything’ and that they are ‘very blessed in life’ while talking about their festive plans as a family.

Talking about what he intends to buy Elton, he said: ‘We have a one gift rule because we don’t need anything, we are very blessed in life. 

‘The thing I am most looking forward to is Christmas with our sons, because there is nothing like Christmas with children. All the magic for us with Christmas has just gone off the charts since we had our boys.’

David sweetly said that Zachary and Elijah have already written their lists to Father Christmas and they were posted last week.

He went on to add that they will be like ‘everyone else’ this Christmas and having a quiet lockdown family day. 

'We're blessed': Speaking about his family's Christmas, David revealed last week that he and his husband have a 'one gift rule' for each other on December 25 (pictured in July 2019)

‘We’re blessed’: Speaking about his family’s Christmas, David revealed last week that he and his husband have a ‘one gift rule’ for each other on December 25 (pictured in July 2019)

He continued: ‘They both still believe in Father Christmas, so the Elf on the Shelf came out today, which was really lovely and they have written their Christmas lists for Santa. We posted those last week. 

‘We are going to be like everyone else, we are going to have a quiet lockdown family Christmas at home but I am really looking forward to it. 

‘I am just getting away from work and spending time watching lots of old movies, listening to great Christmas records and having too much to eat like everyone else.’

Talking about how their sons cope with their famous father being the iconic Elton John, David said they are ‘quite grounded’.

It's Christmas! David said that they 'don't need anything' and that they are 'very blessed in life' while talking about their festive plans as a family

It’s Christmas! David said that they ‘don’t need anything’ and that they are ‘very blessed in life’ while talking about their festive plans as a family

Cute! David, 58, took to Instagram on Sunday to share a snap of his and Elton John's, 73, sons Zachary, 9, and Elijah, 7, sending letters to Santa as they got into the festive spirit

Cute! David, 58, took to Instagram on Sunday to share a snap of his and Elton John’s, 73, sons Zachary, 9, and Elijah, 7, sending letters to Santa as they got into the festive spirit

He said: ‘It is daddy up on stage. They are very proud of him obviously and they love his songs but when he comes home he leaves Elton John behind. 

‘It is always very much daddy’s work and that’s what he does but he doesn’t bring it into the household and he doesn’t talk about it in any kind of glorified way. They seem to be quite grounded about it and I hope that continues to last.’ 

David and Elton have been using the lockdown to spend special family time with their two children.

Only recently, the filmmaker revealed that they have been camping in the woods surrounding of one of their lavish homes as a fun activity for their sons during the coronavirus crisis. 

Sweet: David and Elton have been using the coronavirus lockdown to spend special family time with their two children (pictured in 2018)

Sweet: David and Elton have been using the coronavirus lockdown to spend special family time with their two children (pictured in 2018) 

Talking to singer Lulu, 71, on an Instagram Live, David explained that they have been doing a more ‘restricted’ version of self isolation due to Elton being 73-years-old.

During the chat, David admitted he was ‘conscious’ that Zachary and Elijah haven’t been able to see their friends so they’ve been doing lots of fun activities at home, including their first camping experience in their garden.

It is not known which mansion David was referring to but it’s likely to be their Windsor home which has a sprawling garden complete with a large lake to feed ducks. 

He said: ‘Because Elton is 73 we’ve been doing a more restricted version of lockdown so one thing the boys haven’t been able to do is get out and mix with their friends which I feel really conscious of so how many activities can we do with them at home? 

Family: David said that his family will be like 'everyone else' this Christmas and having a quiet lockdown family day on December 25

Family: David said that his family will be like ‘everyone else’ this Christmas and having a quiet lockdown family day on December 25

‘I grew up in Canada, I was a cub scout, I was a boy scout, I love camping, and I am a camper.’ 

David revealed that he and Elton didn’t give their two sons a ‘glamping’ experience and instead took them to the woods in their garden where they had to build a fire pit, pitch a tent and gather wood.

He said: ‘I didn’t do glamping with the boys – that’s the posh camping where everything laid out beautifully for you. 

‘We just went out into the woods here on our land and taught the boys how to clear a campsite, and dug and built a fire pit and pitched a tent and gathered wood for kindling.

Sweet: David recently said that he and Elton have been camping in the woods near one of their lavish homes as a fun activity for their children during the coronavirus lockdown

Sweet: David recently said that he and Elton have been camping in the woods near one of their lavish homes as a fun activity for their children during the coronavirus lockdown 

‘Taught them how to start a fire, how to cook dinner in the fire, how to roast marshmallows and they hadn’t done any of that stuff before. 

‘Just walking to the end of your own garden we were going away into a campsite.’ 

David said the ‘silver lining’ of lockdown has been spending so much time together as a family as Elton is currently off from his touring.

Elton had to postpone his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.  

David and Elton own six properties in total located in California, Atlanta, London, Windsor, Nice and Venice.

Quality time: David said the 'silver lining' of lockdown has been spending time together as a family as Elton is currently off after postponing his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour

Quality time: David said the ‘silver lining’ of lockdown has been spending time together as a family as Elton is currently off after postponing his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour

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