If you live near Glasgow or Aberdeen airports there is a good chance you could see snow on Christmas Day but if your home is close to RNAS Culdrose in Penzance you probably won’t have your festive day spoilt by any snow. But if you are betting on a white Christmas you must be aware that any snow lying on the ground at midnight on Sunday does not count. It’s 10/1 with William Hill that snow will fall at Heathrow Airport on December 25th.
The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special is 8/11 with the same bookmakers to be the show that attracts most viewers next Monday. Something horrible will probably happen in Eastenders and one of those Mitchell brothers will be involved. If you think a ruck between Phil and Grant will get most bums on seats you can place a bet on Eastenders at 14/1 to be the top Christmas programme. CALL THE MIDWIFE at 8/1 with William Hill looks an interesting bet.
Ed Sheeran featuring Beyonce is 1/9 to be the number one single at Christmas but Anthony Joshua got turned over at those odds for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award last Saturday. George Michael died on Christmas Day last year so his classic Wham single ‘Last Christmas’ would be appropriate. The single never made number on Christmas Day in 1984 because Band Aid took the top spot with ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ but it could be Wham and George Michael’s turn this year.
On a more trivial note MIGHT BITE falls or wins the King George on Boxing Day. The horse is 11/8 with Ladbrokes to win the second most prestigious chase of the season at Kempton Park and that must be the banker bet of the festive season. Happy Christmas and I’ll be back on Boxing Day.