Day 12 13 SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS DAY – ROYALTIES

Day 12 13 SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS DAY –  ROYALTIES

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Wednesday 12th December 2018

If you’ve seen the film About A Boy, then you’ll know that if you – or even just a relative – writes a Christmas song that gets played over and over and over and over every festive season, you may never have to work a day in your life. Or that is what this item I saw on the internet claims.

The royalties that you can make from Christmas songs is absurd, even if said festive tune is the only hit you ever have.

So how much do the likes of Slade, Mariah Craey and Cliff Richard get paid in royalties every December for their Xmas hits?

Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade £500,000

Fairy Tale of New York by The Pogues £400,000

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey £376,000

White Christmas by Bing Crosby £328,000

Last Christmas by Wham! £300,000

Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney £260,000

Mistletoe And Wine by Cliff Richard £100,000

Stop The Cavalry by Jona Lewie £120,000

2000 Miles by The Pretenders £102,000

Stay Another Day by Tony Mortimer, East 17 £97,000

Despite this, East 17’s Tony said a while back that he prays Stay Another Day “doesn’t come on” while he’s out and about.

“I find it really awkward to listen to” he said. “When I walk around Tesco I’m always praying it doesn’t come on.

“My family never play it! My friends like to put it on and turn it up to wind me up. They’ve been told off plenty of times.”

No matter how much I hated a song, I still reckon I could put up with it if you handed me a cheque for £97,000 every year.

 

INSPIRATIONAL CHRISTMAS QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon – .Deborah Whipp

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PICTURE BOOK

  1. Christmas by Dick Bruna
  2. The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas – Tom Fletcher

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK For 5+ READERS

Christmas Stories by Michael Morpurgo

CHRISTMAS NOVELS

Dickens at Christmas (Vintage Classics) by Charles Dickens

A RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVER

1957

CHILDREN’S ANNUAL

Marvel Heroes Annual 2019

CHRISTMAS CAROL

  1. Good King Wenceslas

CHRISTMAS FILM

Bad Santa (2003)

HAPPINESS AT CHRISTMAS IS…

Happiness at Christmas is…dressing up like Eskimos to keep cosy and warm

IT’S GRANDAD’S CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE OF THE DAY

What do you call a woman who stands between two goal posts? Annette

AT CHRISTMAS LOVE IS…

At Christmas Love is…when he gives you his Christmas Bonus cheque

CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY

Little Donkey  – The Beverley Sisters

Highest Chart Position: No.14 12th December 1959

4 version hit the charts Highest by Nina & Frederic making No.5 in December 1960

A CHRISTMAS ALBUM

A JAZZ CHRISTMAS  2 CDs  – Various artistes: Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, etc

WHAT DAY IS IT?

Wednesday 12th December 2018

Poinsettia Day

 

 

 

 

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