The festive season hasn’t started as the John Lewis Christmas advert is yet to hit screens, but bookies are tipping emotional advert enthusiasts to be in for a treat as early as this week.
Paddy Power make it odds-on 1/3 for the advert to drop before Monday or just 7/2 for the masterpiece to hit screens next week instead (16th-22nd November).
As far as the soundtrack goes, Jess Glynne is odds-on favourite to provide the song at 11/10.
Other big names in the frame include Sam Smith (4/1) and Lewis Capaldi (6/1), while Little Mix are priced at 8/1 for a rendition of ‘Shout Out to my Ex-mas’.
For the John Lewis Christmas song to replicate Bastille’s 2019 success and reach number one, punters can get odds of 4/1.
While this year’s on-screen star of the show is most likely to be a husky (7/4) or a bird (2/1). But, with last year’s Excitable Edgar being a slightly more left-field dragon, a Panda (10/1) or Polar Bear (12/1) are worth ‘bearing’ in mind.
Spokesman, Paddy Power, said: “It’s that time of year again, even if it doesn’t really feel like it. Hopefully the reveal of the John Lewis Christmas Advert can brighten up what has been a long 2020.
“Jess Glynne is our favourite to star on this year’s track, but decent odds for Sam Smith too mean she’s Not the Only One in the running.”
JOHN LEWIS CHRISTMAS ADVERT 2020 SPECIAL
4/1 John Lewis song to be the UK Christmas 2020 #1
JOHN LEWIS CHRISTMAS ADVERT SINGER/BAND
11/10 Jess Glynne
4/1 Sam Smith
6/1 Lewis Capaldi
8/1 Little Mix
10/1 Jorja Smith
12/1 James Arthur
12/1 Grace Carter
14/1 Harry Styles
16/1 JP Cooper
20/1 Liam Payne
20/1 Ed Sheeran
33/1 The Beatles
JOHN LEWIS CHRISTMAS 2020 CHARACTER SPECIALS:
12/1 Polar Bear