Nirvana named second favourites for Christmas Number One

Ladbrokes also give Amy Winehouse 12/1 odds to take the singles crown this Christmas

Nirvana have been named as the second favourites in the race for this year’s Christmas Number One single.

A Facebook campaign was launched earlier this year to help the band’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ to the Christmas Number One spot ahead of the winner of this year’s X Factor and bookmakers Ladbrokes have responded by naming the track as the second favourite at 4/1.

Reinstated X Factor entrant Amelia Lily is the favourite to take the top spot at 7/2, with the other contestants in the reality show also all given low odds to take the singles crown this Christmas.

The cast of scripted reality show The Only Way Is Essex are 8/1 to top the chart with their effort, a cover of George Michael‘s ‘Last Christmas’, while Amy Winehouse is given odds of 12/1 to top the chart.

One Direction are 20/1, as are JLS, with Rage Against The Machine, Justin Bieber and The Wurzels jointly ranked at 25/1.

Campaigners for ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit are hoping to repeat the story of 2009’s Christmas singles race when a Facebook campaign successfully helped Rage Against The Machine’s track ‘Killing In The Name’ claim the Christmas Number One spot ahead of X Factor winner Joe McElderry and his single ‘The Climb’.