William Hill predicts Christmas winners


With Wednesday signalling just one month until Christmas, brave bookmaker William Hill are predicting what will be a hit this coming festive season.

The winner of the X Factor is the 4/5 favourite to be the number one single with Eagles of Death Metal 5/1 and the Star Wars Theme 6/1.

For video gamers, Call Of Duty: Black Ops III is the 6/4 favourite to top perennial festive favourite, FIFA (3/1) and Star Wars Battlefront (7/2).

Bill Bryson heads the betting for Christmas number one book with “The Road To Little Dribbling” 2/1 while the Guinness Book Of World Records is 3/1.

“Christmas is just around the corner and the Festive markets are starting to take shape,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

It is currently 2/1 for snow to fall on Christmas Day in Scotland, while London is 5/1.

Snow on Christmas Day: 2/1 Aberdeen; 5/2 Edinburgh; 5/2 Glasgow; 9/2 Belfast; 9/2 Leeds; 5/1 Liverpool; 5/1 London; 5/1 Manchester; 5/1 Newcastle; 11/2 Birmingham; 11/2 Dublin; 7/1 Bristol; 7/1 Cardiff; 7/1 Norwich; 10/1 Penzance 

Christmas number one single: 4/5 UK X Factor winner; 5/1 Eagles of Death Metal; 6/1 Star Wars Theme; 8/1 Adele; 12/1 NHS Choir; 16/1 Cilla Black; 16/1 John Lennon; 20/1 Kylie Minogue/James Corden; 33/1 BAR

Number one video game: 6/4 Call Of Duty: Black Ops III; 3/1 FIFA 16; 7/2 Star Wars Battlefront; 6/1 Fallout 4; 12/1 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate; 16/1 Guitar Hero Live; 20/1 Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain; 33/1 Destiny; 33/1 Pro Evolution 2016; 40/1 Unchartered Collection; 50/1 Grand Theft Auto V

Best selling Christmas book: 2/1 The Road To Little Dribbling – Bill Bryson; 3/1 Guinness Book Of World Records; 7/2 Simply Nigella – Nigella Lawson; 6/1 Over The Top And Back – Tom Jones; 6/1 The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire – Dan and Phil; 6/1 Those Were The Days – Terry Wogan; 8/1 Spectacles – Sue Perkins; 20/1 BAR


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