One Month Until Christmas..festive flutters
It is just a month to go until Christmas and William Hill are gearing up for the festive flutter season. The Christmas number one market suggests stiff competition between the X Factor (5/2) and the Hillsborough Charity Single which is the favourite at 2/5. The top book market suggests that Jamie Oliver (1/3)will see off the previously unbeatable JK Rowling (3/1).
Perhaps the country's favourite flutter is the White Christmas betting, where William Hill are offering 6/1 that we see a flake of snow falling on Buckingham Palace over the 24hrs of 25th December.
"We all love a festive flutter and all the markets look very competitive this year. Once again we will be sweating over snow on the big day which could spark a six figure payout," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Snow On Christmas Day: 3/1 Aberdeen, 4/1 Edinburgh, 4/1 Glasgow, 5/1 Belfast, 5/1 Newcastle, 6/1 Birmingham, 6/1 Dublin, 6/1 Leeds, 6/1 Liverpool, 6/1 London, 6/1 Manchester, 7/1 Bristol, 7/1 Cardiff
Christmas Number one Single: 2/5 Hillsborough Charity single; 5/2 UK X Factor 2012 winner; 12/1 The Choir (Military Wives); 14/1 Gabrielle Alpin; 14/1 One Direction; 20/1 Clive Dunn; 20/1 Rod Stewart; 33/1 BAR
Christmas Number One Book: 1/3 Jamie's 15 minute Meals- J Oliver, 3/1 The Casual Vacancy- J.K Rowling, 4/1 Camp David - David Williams, 7/1 Guinness World Records 2013, 8/1 London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games - Official Book, 12/1 Bar
Top Christmas Toy 2012: 1/4 Leap Pad 2, 8/1 Lord Of The Rings: The Battle Of Helms Deep, 8/1 Moshi Monster App Monster, 9/1 Cabbage Patch Kids, 10/1 Web Shooting Spiderman, 12/1 Innotab 2, 12/1 Monster High Dolls