X-Mas Day: Rain Dries Up Weather Betting
It looks as though this Christmas will be wet and warm rather than white and William Hill have reacted by slamming shut their book on whether 2012 will be the wettest on record.
"It's funny, but we offered 100/1 earlier on in the year when we found ourselves with a hosepipe ban," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. "The washout we had throughout the summer as well as the continued rain since then, however, saw 'wettest year ever' odds plummet to 1/2 before we closed the book on Tuesday."
With the weather outside guaranteed to be frightful on Christmas Day, there will be a lot of television being watched pre and post turkey this year. EastEnders is the 1/2 favourite to be the most watched TV show on the 25th, while Lauren Branning is 9/4 to kill her uncle. It looks as though the BBC will have a clean sweep on the television front with Shrek Forever After the 2/5 favourite to be the most watched film on Christmas Day.
10/1 Warmest UK Christmas Day record (15.8c) to be broken
Snow on Christmas Day: 7/4 Aberdeen; 2/1 Edinburgh; 5/2 Glasgow; 5/1 Newcastle; 6/1 Belfast; 6/1 Leeds; 6/1 London; 7/1 Birmingham; 7/1 Dublin; 7/1 Liverpool; 7/1 Manchester; 8/1 Bristol; 8/1 Cardiff
Top Christmas Day TV programme: 1/2 Eastenders; 4/1 Doctor Who; 5/1 Downton Abbey; 8/1 Coronation Street; 10/1 The Royle Family; 14/1 Call the Midwife; 25/1 Strictly Come Dancing; 40/1 Emmerdale; 50/1 BAR
EastEnders: Who killed Derek Branning: 9/4 Lauren Branning; 9/2 Derek Branning; 8/1 Max Branning; 8/1 Tanya Cross; 9/1 Alfie Moon; 12/1 Alice Braning; 12/1 David Wicks; 12/1 Kat Moon; 14/1 Carol Jackson; 14/1 Joey Branning; 16/1 Lucy Beale; 20/1 BAR
Top Christmas Film: 2/5 Shrek Forever After; 4/1 Toy Story; 6/1 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa; 8/1 Tangled; 8/1 The Santa Incident; 12/1 Ben Hur; 12/1 Fellowship of the Ring; 14/1 Scrooged; 20/1 Couples' Retreat; 33/1 On the Town; 33/1 Gone with the Wind