If you’re hoping for safe travels over the 2022 Christmas holiday, don’t bet on it! Actually, you can bet on it at online entertainment sportsbooks as they’ve now produced a flurry of odds for wagering on a plethora of weather-related occurrences happening on December 25th.
Frank Sinatra once voiced his opinion on what type of weather he prefers for Christmas with his holiday classic “Let It Snow,” and Bing Crosby also weighed in on the subject when he sang Irving Berlin’s I’m dreaming of a “White Christmas.”
What we’re proposing here – pun intended – is making it rain for your holiday season by risking a dollar or two on any of the following entertainment prop bets for Christmas weather.
First up is a list of major airports across the United States that will house thousands of travelers hoping to reach family and friends for Christmas Day.
Will it Snow on Christmas Day
- Montreal (Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport) +135
- New York (JFK Airport) +250
- Chicago (O’Hare Intl. Airport) +250
- Toronto (Pearson Airport) +250
- London UK (Heathrow Airport) +700
- Paris (Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport) +800
- Denver (Denver intl. Airport) +1400
- Atlanta (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport) +5000
Naturally, the northernmost airport leads the betting odds, with Montreal’s Pierre Elliot Trudeau Aiport holding +135 odds for snow. Despite the Montreal airport’s near-certain forecast for snow, they aren’t the most likely hub to cancel a flight on Christmas.
Airport With Most Canceled Flights Christmas Day
- Chicago (O’Hare Intl. Airport) +225
- New York (JFK Airport) +300
- Orlando (Orlando Intl Airport) +350
- Denver (Denver intl. Airport) +400
- Las Vegas (Harry Reid Intl. Airport) +500
- Seattle (Seattle-Tacoma Intl. Airport) +550
- Los Angeles (Los Angeles Intl. Airport) +750
- Atlanta (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport) +750
Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is the most likely to cancel a flight due to harsh weather conditions on December 25th. In fact, Montreal is nowhere to be found in the above prop, which is most likely an effort by oddsmakers to make the line more competitive.
The sports betting sites featured in our list of online sportsbook reviews have also posted a number of prop bets featuring over/under totals on the Christmas Day temperature.
Once again, Montreal leads the way, with an over/under of 18.5 degrees Fahrenheit on 12/25/22, besting their Canadian brethren, Toronto, by 4 degrees.
Montreal Weather Christmas Day
- Over 18.5 Fahrenheit -120
- Under 18.5 Fahrenheit -120
Toronto Weather Christmas Day
- Over 22.5 Fahrenheit -120
- Under 22.5 Fahrenheit -120
As for the United States of America, the coldest projections on the board at the moment are for Chicago/O’Hare, with a weather forecast of 21.5 degrees.
The warmest projections for the USA are granted to Atlanta, with temperatures expected to remain in the low 40s.
Atlanta Weather Christmas Day
- Under 41.5 Fahrenheit -140
- Over 41.5 Fahrenheit +100
Chicago Weather Christmas Day
- Over 21.5 Fahrenheit -120
- Under 21.5 Fahrenheit -120
Denver Weather Christmas Day
- Over 25.5 Fahrenheit -140
- Under 25.5 Fahrenheit +100
New York City Weather Christmas Day
- Over 32.5 Fahrenheit -120
- Under 32.5 Fahrenheit -120
International travel prop bets are also posted for both London, England, and Paris, France. Christmas betting odds only separate Paris and London by 2 degrees, with both expected to stay above 40 for the day.
London UK Weather Christmas Day
- Over 44.5 Fahrenheit -120
- Under 44.5 Fahrenheit -120
Paris Weather Christmas Day
- Over 42.5 Fahrenheit -120
- Under 42.5 Fahrenheit -120
Christmas Weather Betting Odds Provided By BetOnline Sportsbook
Source – The Weather Channel