There Are Two Christmas Songs That Earn MORE Every Year Than Mariah Carey!

23 December 2016, 15:30 | Updated: 10 December 2018, 13:25

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By Matt Garforth

But still... you wouldn't turn your nose up at £375k, would you Mariah?

There's only a few more days left of listening to nothing but absolute festive bangers - but did you ever sit and work out how much the acts behind the classics earn in royalties each year?

Of course you didn't - you're too busy eating mince pies and dodging awkward questions from your grandma...

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Well, fortunately, someone from The Mail HAS worked out how much each of the big Christmas songs earns their artist each year - and the numbers are HUGE!

It might not be surprising that we're talking hundreds of grand per song, but we were pretty shocked that Mariah Carey's EPIC 'All I Want For Christmas' didn't come out on top!

Check out the full top 10 below.


1. Slade - 'Merry Christmas Everybody' - £500,000/yr


2. The Pogues feat. Kirsty McColl - 'Fairytale Of New York' - £400,000/yr


3. Mariah Carey - 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' - £376,000/yr


4. Bing Crosby - 'White Christmas' - £328,000/yr


5. Wham! - 'Last Christmas' £300,000/yr


6. Paul McCartney - 'Wonderful Christmas Time' - £260,000/yr


7. Jona Lewie - 'Stop The Cavalry' - £120,000/yr


8. The Pretenders - '2000 Miles' - £102,000/yr


9. Cliff Richard - 'Mistletoe & Wine' - £100,000/yr


10. East 17 - 'Stay Another Day' - £97,000/yr


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