Is Christmas all about Sausage Rolls and Snow?

Just like a speeding train with no brakes, Christmas is coming, and we can’t stop it. Just what kind of a celebration it will be isn’t fully known yet. Will an unpopular Boris Johnson become the Grinch again? There’s still some time to win some money though by betting on Christmas. Let’s see just what is available with some current odds.

The Christmas Number One

A poll published on the Official Charts website this week revealed our favourite ever Christmas Number One. Was it Slade, The Flying Pickets, Band Aid or Cliff Richard? None of them, the ‘winner’ was Rage to the Machine with ‘Killing in the Name.’ How the laptop avoided being thrown out the window after discovering that piece of news will never be known. Even Mr Blobby was better than that!

The Christmas charts are always special. For the older members of the community, it’s the only time we know who the singers and songs are. There are odds on who will be the 2021 Christmas Number one announced on Christmas Eve and it could be bad news for music lovers.

Ladbaby make their return, a bit like that horrible cold you get every winter. This time they have help from the current number one holders, Sir Elton John and Ed Sheeran. They are a Scrooge-like 1/10 at SkyBet to get a fourth consecutive Christmas number one. That makes them more successful than the Beatles!

Their epic ‘Sausage Rolls for Everyone’ is raising money for the Trussell Trust. There’s no indication of how much can be donated to ensure they disappear for ever. Ed and Elton are the second favourites at SkyBet at 8/1 followed by Have a Word Pod with another charity release, but at 20/1 to top the chart.

Most watched Television Show on Christmas Day

It must take about ten minutes to work out the Christmas Day schedule for BBC One. Spread some misery with Eastenders, tug some heartstrings with Call the Midwife and oh god it’s Strictly again. Then there are two ‘women’ who seems to dominate the ratings every year. Mrs Brown is back with loads of old ‘jokes’ and swearing and of course Her Majesty the Queen and her Christmas message.

Her Majesty’s broadcast is the 5/6 favourite at Paddy Power and looks the likely winner. Out to beat the Queen are ‘Call the Midwife’ at 9/4 and the Irish drag act whose daughter in the show is his wife is 14/1. How times change with Eastenders at 50/1 and Coronation Street 1001/ if betting at Paddy Power.

A White Christmas?

Who wants a White Christmas? You know what the Brits are like when it snows. The whole country comes to a halt and all the parties not already cancelled get snowed off. Anyway, it looks as if we might be getting one this year.

Paddy Power have five cities’ odds on to get snow on Christmas Day. It’s not your back garden that counts or the side streets where gritter vans never go but the airport that is the deciding factor. It’s 4/11 that there is some snow at Aberdeen airport and ½ for both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Newcastle is 4/6 as are Leeds, with Belfast at 6/4.