Complete with every Christmas cliché imaginable and remakes of iconic festive scenes, the unexpected duo went down a treat with the British public. And now, bookies believe it stands a strong chance of becoming a number one chart-topper against Adele and LadBaby.
On Thursday, Ladbrokes gave Ed and Elton’s song 6/5 odds on claiming the top spot. Just 24 hours later when the song dropped, the odds have been slashed to 4/5 on becoming 2021’s Christmas classic.
“He was so buzzed that Step Into Christmas gets a higher position each year,” Sheeran explained to US chat show host Jimmy Fallon.
A handful of scrooges weren’t completely sold on the charity single and turned to Twitter to express their grudges. One said they “hated it after listening to 20 seconds” of the track, while another warned people not to open the link when they get sent the song.
Others, however, were huge fans of the hit and flocked to social media to express their excitement.
“Ed Sheeran released a Christmas song with Elton John???? I didn’t expect this combo, but damn i love it,” one said.
I LOVE IT!!!! JUST AMAZING!
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Just decorated.
— 🦋 Jimmy Dean Levi 💎 (@🦋 Jimmy Dean Levi 💎)
Love, love, LOVE the new Christmas song by Ed Sheeran and Elton John. Proper old Christmas song. Great video too.… https://t.co/X3zhkj7MN2
Ladbrokes Alex Apati said: “Ed and Elton have re-established themselves at the head of the Christmas number one betting following the release of their new track, with punters seemingly now convinced LadBaby’s time at the top of the festive charts could be coming to an end.”
*Another catchy Christmas song to add to the list.*