Richard Osman's World Cup of Christmas Songs: Pogues fancied to pull Fairytale win

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As Slade once sang so memorably 'It's Christmaaaaaaaaaaaaaas!' and Richard Osman is back with another World Cup, this time focusing on the festive tunes we know so well and it's the Pogues who head up the early betting...

"As it stands only two tunes can knock the Irish folk-rockers off the festive perch - Wham!'s Last Christmas at 9/2 or Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas is You at 6/1."

Love 'em or hate 'em (and this Scrooge falls in the latter camp) you can't escape those tried and tested Christmas tunes at this time of year.

And soon we will know which is the best of them all when Pointless co-presenter and Twitter don Richard Osman runs his latest World Cup on the social media platform.

As ever, Betfair is running a market, and the heavy favourite is the Pogues' Fairytale of New York at 1/3.

As it stands only two tunes can knock the Irish folk-rockers off the festive perch - Wham!'s Last Christmas at 9/2 or Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas is You at 6/1.

The canon of Christmas songs is small but Slade have a pair of tracks among the 32 runners with both Wish it Could be Xmas Every Day and Merry Xmas Everybody at 16/1.

After that, every runner is 25/1 or more which, if you backed one and it won, really would make for a merry Christmas.

All losing bets from the Betfair market will go to the Child's'i Foundation.

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