Call of Duty leads Christmas no.1 tussle

The Christmas number one? As festive as a Noel Edmonds jumper and Only Fools and Horses on the telly. But now a new Yuletide betting opportunity has c

Yes, our bank balance may only just be recovering from our last gambling foray (Always bet on black? Thanks a bundle "Passenger 57") but now Paddy Power's come up with a novel way for us to recoup our losses.

Current favourite is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, closely followed by Assassin's Creed and perennial crowd pleaser, FIFA 10, which stormed the Christmas chart last year in previous guise FIFA 09.

If you fancy a wager, COD: MW 2 is a miserly 13/8, scooping you £16.25 profit from a tenner bet.

Assassin's Creed II coming home would bag you a tidy £22.50 plus your £10 stake at 9/4, while another FIFA success would add a very health £60 to your kitty along with your tenner back at 6/1.

Fancy a real outsider? How about Halo 3: ODST at 10/1 or Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games at 12/1. Just don't go betting the house on 25/1 shot James Cameron's Avatar: The Game. Don't say we didn't warn you.