Music By Joe Crilly

John Lewis Tune 5/1 For Christmas Number One

Following the grand unveiling of the new John Lewis advert, William Hill have installed Half The World Away by Aurora as the 5/1 joint second favourite to be named as this year’s Christmas number one single. It is the same price as Adele and behind only the X Factor winner’s single in the betting.

“Once again, the John Lewis Christmas song ticks all the boxes,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “It is a stripped down version of a classic which when set against the advert really gets you in the mood for Christmas and it is certain to do well in the festive charts.”

Christmas number one: 1/2 X Factor winner’s single; 5/1 Adele; 5/1 Aurora; 10/1 Cilla Black; 10/1 NHS Choir; 14/1 One Direction; 16/1 Sam Smith; 20/1 Katy Perry; 20/1 Shirley Bassey and Blake; 25/1 BAR