White Christmas Odds: Which UK city will be waking up to snow on Christmas day?

White Christmas Odds: Which UK city will be waking up to snow on Christmas day?

As the cold weather closes in, oddschecker look at which UK cities are likeliest to see a White Christmas on the 25th December.

Will it be a White Christmas 2022 in the UK?

The UK is waking up this morning to a yellow weather warning of snow and ice, with snow showers and icy surfaces expected to cause some travel disruption.

Inevitably, then, the first sign of possible snow as we enter the festive period has planted one thought in the heads of people up and down the country. Will 2022 be a White Christmas?

True to form, bookmakers across the oddschecker grid have priced up a number of major UK cities and their chance of receiving snow on the big day. For the purpose of the 'Snow on Christmas day' market, this is determined by whether there is snowfall recorded in each city’s respective airport.  

Which cities are likeliest to see snow on Christmas day?

Unsurprisingly, Glasgow (11/4) and Edinburgh (4/1) feature in the top three, with Leeds (Leeds Bradford airport) sandwiched between the two major Scottish cities at a best price of 7/2.


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And will there be Christmas snow in the capital?

There is a 20% chance of snow in the capital on Christmas day (4/1), as London sneaks into the top four UK cities. London (City airport) is a likelier bet for snow than Belfast (5/1) and Cardiff (6/1). Birmingham and Manchester, meanwhile, are both available to back at 6/1 (14.3% chance).

White Christmas 2022 Odds:

UK City Best Price Worst Price
Glasgow 11/4 11/4
Leeds 7/2 7/2
Edinburgh 4/1 2/1
London 4/1 4/1
Belfast 5/1 6/4
New York 5/1 5/1
Paris 5/1 5/1
Birmingham 6/1 4/1
Manchester 6/1 4/1
Cardiff 6/1 7/2


Is Football Coming Home this Christmas?

Three Lions (Football's Coming Home) by David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and The Lightning Seeds is a best price 4/1 (2/1 worst) to be announced as Christmas Number One on Friday 16th December.

The de facto anthem of English football since 1996 is second favourite in the market behind LadBaby (Evens), still yet to release a song this year. The Pogues come third with a best price 5/1 (worst 3/1).