James Arthur is the second favourite to land this year's Christmas number one according to Ladbrokes.
He might be the newly crowned King of X Factor but it looks like he won't win the race to the festive top spot as he's the current second favourite at 3/1, with the Hillsborough Charity Single odds-on at 1/3 to reach number one.
James released his winner's single - a cover of impossible by Shonetelle - on Sunday night and is already on course to hit the top spot this weekend.
But while the bookies don't see James holding on for a second week to grab the Xmas number one, they do see him having plenty more success than other male winners.
James is quoted at just 2/1 to bag a number one single next year and it's a 4/1 chance his album follows suit. Runner up Jahmene is a 6/1 shot to have a single topping the charts in 2013 as well.
Despite heading in to part one of the final as joint favourites James's payout to punters has cost the firm well over £500,000.
And although there's speculation mounting over the judges' future all four are odds-on to return again for another series, but it's also just a 6/4 chance that Simon Cowell returns to the UK show.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "James's performances this weekend haven't left us feeling good as he's cost us a fortune. Although the odds suggest he'll miss out on the Xmas No.1 we're sure he'll get his hands on the top spot next year."