Are you sick of your daily commute to work? Hate your boss? Live for the holidays?

Well then, you need to write a Christmas song. Seriously. If it’s good, you’ll never have to work another day in your life!

They might sound twee, corny or even cringeworthy to you but here’s the thing – saccharine sells during the festive season.

If you don’t believe us, check out how much your favourite, and not-so-favourite, holiday songs earn every year in royalties.

According to the Independent, research conducted in 2016 estimated the following earnings per year for these Christmas songs:

  1. “Merry Xmas Everybody” by Slade – £1m (in royalties per year)
  2. “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – £400,000
  3. “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey – £400,000
  4. “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby – £328,000
  5. “Last Christmas” by Wham! – £300,000
  6. “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney – £260,000
  7.  “Stop the Cavalry” by Jona Lewie – £120,000
  8. “2000 Miles” by The Pretenders – £102,000
  9. “Mistletoe and Wine” by Cliff Richard – £100,000
  10. “Stay Another Day” by East 17 – £97,000

If you need us, we’ll be trying to come up with words that rhyme with mistletoe and listening to Christmas FM for inspiration!