Stars of yesteryear who are still making a fortune from those evergreen Christmas hits

The astonishing sums journalists make in freelance fees from festive hits, going back decades, would be enough to put a smile on anyone’s face this Christmas.
Despite their pieces being published mainly through December, showbiz journos can expect to pull in thousands of pounds.
Fees from the annual story about Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody, The Pogue’s Fairy Tale of New York and from Jonah Lewie’s classic Christmas tune Stop The Cavalry royalties have meant that 68-year-old Jemma Buckley has ‘never had to get a proper job’ following the success of the first such piece in 1980.

4 thoughts on “Stars of yesteryear who are still making a fortune from those evergreen Christmas hits”

  1. 1£ a word for “vaguely famous woman flaunts her ample assets and shapely pins on a beach”?

    Jesus. Where do I apply?!

  2. I think you’ll find then true figures for the Mail are ‘stunning’ and ‘enviable’. Oh sorry, that’s the pictures.

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