What Christmas songs make the most money from artists like Mariah Carey and Wham

New research has revealed how much the most popular Christmas songs earn on streaming platforms and which song is the most profitable.

The study by casino comparison site CasinoBee analyzed data from Spotify to find out which of the UK’s favorite Christmas songs made the most profits and which artist takes home the biggest paycheck every Christmas.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You has been revealed as the highest-grossing Christmas song, earning the artist a staggering £2,759,238 from Spotify streams alone. This comes as each song stream earns an artist £0.0028 and Mariah’s signature song is streamed 985,442,333 times.

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The second highest grossing Christmas song is Last Christmas by Wham. The song has 746,670,471 streams, earning it almost £2.1million.

Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me is the third highest-grossing Christmas song through Spotify streams. The song, which was released in 2014, has since been streamed over half a billion times, earning Ariana Grande an income of £1.5million.

Michael Bublé has three songs in the UK top 40 – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Holly Jolly Christmas and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. The profit from these three songs combined is £2,833,203.41.

Bing Crosby’s White Christmas is the fourth most popular Christmas song, earning £1,361,218.58 from Spotify streams of 486 million. That’s just a fraction of what the star will have earned since the song’s release.

The fifth highest-grossing Christmas song is The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole. The song has been streamed 475 million times and has grossed £1,332,441 since it was uploaded to Spotify.

Further down the list, the charity classic Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas received around £973,646.50 from streams with Pogues and Kirsty McColl’s Fairytale of New York making around £678,175.93

Shakin Stevens’ classic cheesy ‘Merry Xmas Everyone’ won £603,777.44 with Elton John’s Step Into Christmas making £616,171.32

Staffordshire-born Roy Wood’s Wizzard received £212,660.21 from streams for I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday with Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmastime summary making £742,207.49

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU MARIAH CAREY

Flow: 985,442,333

Income earned: £2,759,238.53

LAST CHRISTMAS PAN

Flow: 746,670,471

Income earned: £2,090,677.32

SANTA CLAUS TELL ME ARIANA GRANDE

Flow: 561,487,430

Income earned: £1,572,164.80

IT’S STARTING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS MICHEL BOUBLE

Flow: 524,060,100

Turnover: £1,467,368.28

WHITE CHRISTMAS BING CROSBY

Flow: 486,149,494

Income earned: £1,361,218.58

THE CHRISTMAS SONG NAT KING COLE

Flows 475,871,793

Income earned: £1,332,441.02

ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE BRENDA LEE

Flow: 443,402,834

Income earned: £1,241,527.94

MISTLETOE justin bieber

Flow: 437,128,661

Income earned: £1,223,960.25

JINGLE BELL RIPPED BOBBY HELMS

Flow: 436,876,409

Income earned: £1,223,253.95

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR ANDY WILLIAMS

Flows 427,972,751

Income earned: £1,198,323.70

DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS PAD

Flow: 347,730,893

Income earned: £973,646.50

LET’S SNOW LET’S SNOW LET’S SNOW FRANK SINATRA

Flows 326,242,043

Income earned: £913,477.72

MERRY CHRISTMAS (THE WAR IS OVER) JOHN & YOKO/ONO PLASTIC BAND

Flow: 302,900,410

Income earned: £848,121.15

HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS MICHEL BOUBLE

Flow: 297,934,386

Income earned: £834,216.28

UNDER THE TREE KELLY CLARKSON

Flow: 291,702,309

Income earned: £816,766.47

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS CHRIS REA

Flow: 286,810,621

Income earned: £803,069.74

WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS Paul McCartney

Flow: 265,074,103



Sir Paul McCartney

Income earned: £742,207.49

LET’S SNOW LET’S SNOW LET’S SNOW DEAN MARTIN

Flow: 244,354,777

Income earned: £684,193.38

NEW YORK FAIRY TALE THE POGUES with KIRSTY MACCOLL

Flow: 242,205,690

Income earned: £678,175.93

SLED RIDE RONETTES

Flow: 237,896,731

Income earned: £666,110.85

ENTER CHRISTMAS ELTON JOHN

Flow: 220,061,186

Income earned: £616,171.32

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE SHAKE STEVENS

Flow: 215,634,800

Income earned: £603,777.44

BLUE CHRISTMAS ELVIS PRESLEY

Flow: 208,476,211

Income earned: £583,733.39

HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS SAM SMITH

Flow: 207,934,145

Income earned: £582,215.61

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS COLD GAME

Flow: 195,589,571



cold game
cold game

Income earned: £547,650.80

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN MICHEL BOUBLE

Flow: 189,863,876

Income earned: £531,618.85

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN MICHAEL JACKSON & JACKSON FIVE

Flow: 156,924,148

Income earned: £439,387.61

BABY SANTA TERREHA KITT

Flow: 148,966,092

Income earned: £417,105.06

BABY SANTA KYLIE MINOGUE

Flow: 139,388,500

Income earned: £390,287.80

CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME) DARLENE LOVE

Flow: 137,702,768

Income earned: £385,567.75

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING FOR US AIS

Flow: 134,821,556

Income earned: £377,500.36

ONE MORE SLEEP LEONA LEWIS

Flow: 115,463,031



leona lewis

Income earned: £323,296.49

BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE IDINA MENZEL FT MICHAEL BUBLE

Flow: 102,672,781

Won income: £287,483.79

MARY’S CHILD BOY / OH MY LORD BONY M

Flow: 89,398,267

Income earned: £250,315.15

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE SLADE

Flow: 80,361,358

Income earned: £225,011.80

I WISH IT WAS CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY WIZARD

Flow: 75,950,075

Income earned: £212,660.21

2000 MILES suitors

Flow: 66,468,672

Income earned: £186,112.28

STOP THE CAVALRY JOHN LEWIE

Flow: 51,101,548

Income earned: £143,084.33

ALONE THIS CHRISTMAS MUD

Flow: 46,620,213

Income earned: £130,536.60

CHRISTMAS TIME (DON’T LET THE BELLS END) DARKNESS

Flow: 22,420,452

Income earned: £62,777.27



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