You Won’t Believe How Much These Christmas Songs Earn Each Year!

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!

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