Music By Joe Crilly

John Lewis Ad Is Christmas Number One Contender But Can Vaults Hold Off The X Factor?

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun with the release of the John Lewis advert and William Hill are offering 10/1 for the song that accompanies Buster the Boxer, One Day I’ll Fly Away by Vaults, is the Christmas number one single.

“The odds for the song have been as short as 6/1 to be Christmas number one and while we like the advert, we think it will struggle to hold off the inevitable X Factor and Gareth Malone push towards the big day,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

X Factor and Gareth Malone are the two who head the betting at 11/8 and 4/1 respectively.

Christmas Number One: 11/8 UK 2016 X Factor; 4/1 Gareth Malone; 7/1 James Shinny Davenport; 8/1 David Bowie; 9/1 Jollyboys and the King Lot; 10/1 Justin Bieber; 10/1 Vaults; 16/1 Maroon 5; 20/1 Olly Murs; 25/1 BAR