By Rupert Adams

A Million Reasons Why The Bookies Are Not Dreaming Of A White Christmas

Bookies William Hill have cut the price of a white Christmas across the UK and it is now odds on at 1/2 that it snows in at least one city over the 24hrs of Xmas day.  The Scottish cities are the favourite at 7/4 , with Belfast 2/1 and London 5/1.

“Snow on the ground just before Christmas is a massive catalyst for white Xmas betting and in the first hours of trading we have seen a rush of bets,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. “If it snows as much as this on Christmas day the industry will be facing a million pound payout.”

White Christmas Odds (William Hill): 7/4 Aberdeen; 7/4 Belfast; 7/4 Edinburgh; 7/4 Glasgow; 2/1 Belfast, 2/1 Leeds; 3/1 Newcastle; 3/1 Birmingham; 3/1 Liverpool; 3/1 Manchester; 4/1 Bristol; 4/1 Cardiff; 5/1 London; 5/1 Norwich; 5/1 Dublin; 8/1 Penzance