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Christmas Number One Odds

Welcome to the dedicated Christmas Number One page on BettingOdds.com. Here you'll find all the latest odds and betting information as we draw ever closer to discovering who will top the prestigious UK singles charts this Christmas.   Read More

Check out the favourites for 2022 glory in the odds comparison table below, with the No.1 single announced on Friday 23rd December...

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Christmas Number One Odds 2022: LadBaby the red-hot favourite for five in a row

It’s Chriiiiiiiistmassssss! Well not yet, but we’re not far off. In the midst of the World Cup madness, the holidays have crept up on most of us. Christmas being Christmas, we’re all treated to some festive bangers…

Who are the favourites to be Christmas Number One in 2022?

You probably won't be too surprised to see LadBaby as the bookmakers' favourite to be Christmas Number One, considering that YouTubers Mark and Roxanne Hoyle have triumphed in each of the previous four years. One more win and the duo will break the record for the most Christmas No.1s in history with five triumphs.

Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds are next in the running with a Christmas version of their classic 'Three Lions (Football's Coming Home)' - keep an eye on this one as it's sure to become more and more popular should England continue on their pursuit of World Cup 2022 glory.

Others in contention include The Pogues, Sidemen, Lewis Capaldi, Fleetwood Mac and Tyson Fury.

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Previous Christmas No 1 Winners

LadBaby has dominated the Christmas charts since 2018, winning in each of the last four years, including in 2021 through their single 'Sausage Rolls for Everyone', alongside Ed Sheeran and Elton John.

Other recent winners include Ed Sheeran on his own, Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir, and Ben Haenow.

Also in the 21st Century, we've seen the likes of Rage Against the Machine, multiple X Factor winners, Band Aid, and even Bob the Builder come out on top.

Stretching further back, some pretty high-profile musicians have scooped the famous honour, from The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Queen, Whitney Houston, Cliff Richard, and Pink Floyd to the Spice Girls, Westlife, Michael Jackson, and of course East 17!

When is the Christmas Number One Single Decided?

Charts are dated when the week finishes, so the Christmas chart is dated the end of the week containing 25 December so this year it will be announced on December 23.

Who holds the record for most Christmas Number One Singles?

Two acts have achieved this on four occasions, The Beatles, and LadBaby.

Has any song been the number one Christmas Single twice?

That honour goes to Queen, who scored a number one with Bohemian Rhapsody, this reached the number-one spot at Christmas 1975 and 1991.

Is the Xmas Number One always for Charity?

Seven of the last 12 Christmas Number 1 singles have been for a charity, and the last four years (2018-2021) have all been singles by Ladbaby for charity causes.

What is the best selling Christmas Number One Single in the UK?

Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas from 1984 still holds the record, selling around 3.8 million copies.

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