Here’s How Much Money You’ll Make If You Write A Hit Christmas Song

Could you imagine making this much money for one month's work?

We all know that the same Christmas songs play year after year because they are simply classics. Have you ever wondered how much money the artists of those classic songs make? Hint: It’s a lot.

If you’ve seen the movie About A Boy, you’ll know already that if you write a hit Christmas song you’ll make bank. So how much do the likes of Slade, Mariah Carey and Cliff Richard get paid in royalties every December for their Christmas hits? This may shock you.

Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade – £500,000

Fairy Tale of New York by The Pogues – £400,000

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey- £376,000

White Christmas by Bing Crosby – £328,000

Last Christmas by Wham! – £300,000

Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney – £260,000

Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard – £100,000

Stop The Cavalry by Jona Lewie – £120,000

2000 Miles by The Pretenders – £102,000

Stay Another Day by Tony Mortimer, East 17 – £97,000


Surely it can’t be that hard to write a Christmas anthem! Time to get creative…


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