As the famous song proclaims, we’re now entering the most wonderful time of the year and after a difficult 2020 it’s fair to say that the festive period can’t come soon enough.
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While Christmas might not be entirely normal this December, that doesn’t mean we can’t embrace the holidays in full and to help spread a little festive cheer bookmaker comparison site WhichBookie has put together a detailed guide that reveal all the different Christmas-related events you can bet on this year.
Will PS5 sales eclipse Xbox?
Of course, one of the biggest toys or electronics of this Christmas is set to be the new video games consoles developed by Sony and Microsoft respectively and it’s set to be a tight battle for which company will sell the most before December 25th.
Xbox and PlayStation both have extremely loyal and partisan followings so predicting which console will reign supreme come Christmas Day is extremely difficult. However, according to the WhichBookie Christmas markets guide Sony may have the edge given that they are 2/7 favourites with the bookies to have racked up more sales this December.
Of course, there are lots of factors that can influence sales, including how quickly manufacturers can ramp up production but we’ll certainly be watching things very closely over the coming weeks!
What else can you wager on this festive season?
Christmas is renowned for old traditions, but a new festive feature has emerged over the last few years- the rise of novelty betting! Alongside the flagship sporting markets like football which feature heavily over the holiday period, there are a plethora of novelty markets that you can now wager on to keep you occupied and entertained over Christmas.
One of the most eagerly asked questions on everyone’s minds each December is whether there will be snow falling as we open our curtains on that magical 25th December day. According to the Christmas markets guide, bookmakers are offering 6/4 for snow to fall anywhere in the UK between 00:00-23:59 on Christmas Day!
Another thing we all look forward to finding out each year is who has claimed that coveted Christmas one spot. Although Simon Cowell sponsored acts have tended to run away with the charts over the last decade or so, with no X Factor this year artists such as Justin Bieber and newcomer LadBaby are favourites to claim the title.
Finally, as we slump into our sofas and indulge in some festive TV the nation is waiting in eager anticipation to find out who will be the winner of this year’s edition of strictly. Will HRVY dance his was into our hearts or will Clara Amfo steal the show? According to the betting markets guide it looks unlikely it will be either as comedian Bill Bailey is 4/6 favourite to win the Beeb hit show.