The most lucrative Christmas songs ever, brought to you by Bing Crosby, Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey and Wham!. Photos: Handout; @paulmccartney, @mariahcarey, @georgemichael_andrewridgeley/Instagram
The most lucrative Christmas songs ever, brought to you by Bing Crosby, Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey and Wham!. Photos: Handout; @paulmccartney, @mariahcarey, @georgemichael_andrewridgeley/Instagram
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Which Christmas song makes the most money? Annual earnings, ranked: from Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ and Paul McCartney’s ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ to Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’

  • Christmas music is loved for its holly-jolly nature, but it’s also proved to be a very lucrative venture for artists, with Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber launching holiday albums
  • The biggest festive money-makers however all date from the 1970s and 80s – think perennial party-starters Slade’s ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ and The Pogues’ ‘Fairytale of New York’

The most lucrative Christmas songs ever, brought to you by Bing Crosby, Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey and Wham!. Photos: Handout; @paulmccartney, @mariahcarey, @georgemichael_andrewridgeley/Instagram
The most lucrative Christmas songs ever, brought to you by Bing Crosby, Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey and Wham!. Photos: Handout; @paulmccartney, @mariahcarey, @georgemichael_andrewridgeley/Instagram
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