Thanks For Christmas

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How much might you expect to earn every year from your Christmas hit record?

Research carried out for Channel 5 in 2016 attempted to find the answer and concluded the top earning songs every year are as follows:

  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

Below is a Christmas song that time forgot from The Three Wise Men (who are in fact XTC!)  Go Santa…

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