With one week to go to the big day The Spoof can state categorically that it may or may not be a white Christmas this year.
Weather boffins are currently locked in a heated debate as they debate heatedly, just exactly what the day will bring. A spokesman for the Met Office confirmed that it would indeed be one or the other and that time would tell.
Bert Ford, for the pro-snow alliance said:
"I predict that a band of snow might well move in from the north of the UK on Christmas Eve working southwards overnight and it's possible that this could result in significant snowfall across the country before daylight"
However Malcolm Hailstones told us:
"I predict that there will not be a band of snow moving in from the north of the UK on Christmas Eve working southwards overnight and it's therefore totally impossible that there will be significant snowfall across the country before daylight because it won't happen at all"
There then followed a stand-off where the two boffins said:
"Oh yeah?...Yeah!...Oh yeah? Yeah!... Says who? Says me that's who" before they launched into a bit of a scrap with each other.
Fortunately nobody was hurt in the fracas as the Ace of Spades singing frontman of heavy metal band Motorhead, Lemmy, separated the two scientists and told them to "Get a grip and not cheapen meteorological science with an unseemly contretemps"