Christmas number one odds for 2019: Who will top the festive chart this year?

14 November 2019, 17:15

Christmas number one odds
Picture: YouTube/John Lewis

By Tom Eames

The coveted Christmas number one all up for grabs this year, but who will win?

Bookmakers have begun taking bets on the Christmas number one for 2019, and some iconic faces come near the top of the list.

Last year, it was LadBaby's novelty sausage roll-themed cover of Starship's 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now' who took the crown, but who will challenge for it this year?

  1. Dan Smith - 6/1

    Bastille frontman Dan Smith currently has 6/1 odds of topping the charts at Christmas with his cover of REO Speedwagon's 'Can't Fight this Feeling'.

    The song is used in this year's John Lewis & Partners Christmas advert, starring a very cute dragon named Edgar.

    However, a John Lewis advert song has never topped the Christmas chart, as by then the song has already been out for several weeks.

  2. Chris Kamara - 6/1

    Yes, former footballer and comedy pundit Chris Kamara is releasing a Christmas album.

    Somehow, he's 6/1 to top the chart, and, well, stranger things have happened!

  3. Wham! / George Michael - 7/1

    Not only is Last Christmas the big festive movie of 2019, but George Michael fans are once again campaigning for the Wham! classic of the same name to finally score the Christmas number one, 35 years after narrowly missing out the first time around.

  4. Adele - 8/1

    Adele
    Picture: Getty

    Adele has been heavily rumoured to be releasing a new album in 2019, so you'd expect if she suddenly drops one before Christmas, she'll be right in the mix for the top sot.

  5. Robbie Williams - 9/1

    Robbie is releasing his first Christmas album in 2019, and there are plenty of songs to choose from as a potential festive chart topper. With an ITV special on the way, maybe he could grab his second Christmas number one?

  6. Celebrity X Factor winner - 10/1

    The likes of Megan McKenna, Vinnie Jones and Jenny Ryan are battling it out for the X Factor Celebrity crown, so could any of them top the charts once it's all finished?