White Christmas beats Let It Snow to be voted the UK’s favourite snow-themed song

 | December 06 | 

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Bing Crosby’s White Christmas has been voted Britain’s favourite ever snow-themed song in a nationwide poll.

The 1942 classic written by Irving Berlin fought off strong competition from another legendary crooner - Frank Sinatra - to scoop almost a third of the votes in the Censuswide survey.

The UK-wide vote found 32.9% had White Christmas down as their favourite track, beating Let It Snow by Sinatra down into second place.

The 1950 version by Old Blue Eyes still performed well, securing 25.5% of the vote carried out by Betfred to mark their £5million Christmas Draw.

But it was Crosby who came out dominant - and in Northern Ireland his dulcet tones were even more popular, where one in two said his was the best snow song around, twice as many as plumped for Sinatra's effort.

In a surprising turn-up, the much-played Johnny Mathis song Winter Wonderland polled relatively low - securing just 16% support to come home third.

That made it only fractionally more popular than the Jimmy Durante release of Frosty The Snowman, which came out in 1950.

And despite its more poignant meaning about friendship, the Sara Bareilla tune Winter Song also proved a hit, taking 8.7% of the vote to come home fifth.

Winter Wonderland is clearly a turn-off for Scots, being relegated down to fifth place north of the border with just 6% choosing it - below both Frosty the Snowman and Winter Song.

Britain's Favourite Snow Song

Britain’s Favourite Snow Song - Male/Female

Song Male Female
White Christmas 35.38% 29.91%
Let It Snow 25.57% 25.23%
Winter Wonderland 14.61% 18.05%
Frosty The Snowman 11.41% 13.47%
Winter Song 8.44% 9.16%
Other 4.56% 4.04%

Favourite Snow Song by Country

Song England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
White Christmas 29.78% 41.9% 37.5% 51.36%
Let It Snow 25.69% 25.8% 25% 19.97%
Winter Wonderland 17.37% 8.04% 12.5% 9.68%
Frosty The Snowman 13.28% 11.2% 15.62% 6.6%
Winter Song 8.61% 11.2% 6.25% 9.09%
Other 4.67% 1.61% 3.12% 3.3%

Betfred’s £5million Christmas Draw will see the bookmaker pay £1million to five customers if snow is lying at Heathrow Airport on the morning of Christmas Day.

The draw is available at www.betfred.com and customers have to opt in to qualify for a free entry, then any subsequent bets of £1 or more on the sportsbook, lotto draws or virtual will qualify for another entry up to a maximum of 100.

The draw will take place if snow is lying at London Heathrow Airport Weather Station at 09:00 on Christmas morning and will be verified by WeatherNet, a leading UK Independent weather analytics company.

£5 Million Christmas Draw
00:00 10/11/23 - 23:59 24/12/23. Opt-In for 1 free entry, then every betslip of £1+ at Betfred.com qualifies up to max 100 entries/player. 5 prizes of £1M if snow lies at Heathrow Airport Weather Station at 09:00 25/12/23. Max 1 prize/player. Winners notified by 14/01/24. Excl. and T&Cs apply.

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