It’s that time of the year again when Christmas songs are constantly played whether people like it or not. Alongside Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, there is the obligatory brilliance of Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas. But how much does the Queen of Christmas earn from the recycling of her epic tune?
The Daily Mail reported the singer earns a cool £376,000 and in 2015 the hit song also topped Spotify’s list of most-streamed Christmas tunes for that year.
This year there will be a new animated film based on the classic holiday track, alongside a Christmas world tour.
Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You is a direct-to-video animation which centres on a young girl named 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".
Jona Lewie - whose song Stop the Cavalry has raked in thousands of pounds of royalties since its success in 1980s - revealed he has "never had to get a proper job" after the song.
In 2015, it was estimated to have raked in as much as £120,000 from the song.
His other big hit, also released in 1980, was You’ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties which is often played at New Year. Stop The Cavalry was never intended to be a Christmas hit and started out as an anti-war song, which just happened to include the line ‘Wish I was at home this Christmas’.
The track was initially dismissed by record bosses but they changed their minds when Lewie returned with a beefed up arrangement, in which he played the famous melody on a kazoo.