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This is how much Mariah Carey earns every year from 'All I Want For Christmas'

This year marks a new animated film based on the classic holiday track, alongside a Christmas world tour

Clarisse Loughrey@clarisselou
Thursday 30 November 2017 12:37
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All I Want For Christmas Is You - trailer

Alongside jingle bells and drunk relations yelling at each other, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas" is truly one of the official sounds of the holidays.

Making it no surprise that Carey earns a hefty check each year just from royalties for the track. Precisely, a neat £376,000, as reported by The Daily Mail. In 2015, the hit also topped Spotify's list of the most-streamed Christmas songs of the year.

Not that Carey will be putting her feet up this holiday season; Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You is a direct-to-video animation which centres on a young girl named (you guessed it) Mariah, who dreams of getting a puppy for Christmas year after year.

The film is accompanied by its own soundtrack featuring new song "Lil Snowman", customisable e-cards, and a Christmas world tour with dates in New York, Paris, and London.

However, Carey's not the only one raking it in this time of year. The report also stated that songwriters Noddy Holder and Jim Lea earn an estimated £500,000 for Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody" each year, The Pogues earn £400,000 for "Fairytale of New York", and Paul McCartney earns £260,000 for "Wonderful Christmastime"


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