THOSE dreaming of a white Christmas in Oxfordshire this year may be disappointed with new research revealing just over a one in ten chance of snow fall on December 25.

The analysis, based purely on historic Met Office data over the last 25 years, claims the south east region has a 12 per cent chance of snow on Christmas Day.

The research was carried out by property developer Barratt Homes.

The region has seen three white Christmases since 1993, with the white stuff last falling on Christmas Day in 2001.

Last year, bookies slashed the odds to 4/1 for snow on Christmas Day in Oxford - tha narrowest odds for years.

However, those who had a flutter lost their cash.

Historically we are most likely to get snowfall on December 21, according to the ‘Barratt Homes Winter Weather Calculator’.

Not surprisingly the region which is most likely to wake up to a white Christmas this year is Scotland with a 44 per cent chance of snow.