Elton John turns on the TV only to watch the Queen’s Christmas speech

2018-12-11 11:58
Elton John

It seems Sir Elton John is all about keeping things real on Christmas Day – which means no distractions like televisions or cellphones.

The pop veteran says he prefers to spend Christmas “enjoying our presents, playing games and listening to carols” rather than being glued to the TV, Daily Mail reports.

But there’s one exception, the 71-year-old admits. “We watch the Queen’s speech. Aside from that we tend to keep the telly switched off to make our time together extra special.”

The singer, who shares sons Zachary (7) and Elijah (5) with husband David Furnish, told the UK’s Radio Times he really wishes people would spend “meaningful time face-to-face with family and friends”.

And this extends to his wishes for 2019, which include the hope that “people can spend less time on their phones”. 

“I love the benefits that technology has given us but . . . nothing beats a lively conversation and huge laughs.”

Elton continues to enjoy massive success five decades into his career. Ironically, it’s now largely due to another kind of technology – streaming services.

He shared a post on Instagram in which he thanks fans for “such a great year on Spotify” and shares his figures.

Sources: dailymail.co.uk, Instagram

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