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This city has just been named the most Christmassy in the UK

Researchers took into account things like the number of Christmas markets and the chances of snow

Ella Doyle
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Ella Doyle
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Stay calm everyone – we’re less than a week away from the Big Day. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll already have Christmas lights lining the streets outside your home, festive markets popping up in your town centre and ‘Last Christmas’ playing in every shop you walk into. 

But though it’s looking seriously festive all over the UK right now, only one city can take home the title of the most Christmassy. The place that has taken Christmas festivities to their absolute limits. And the winner? It’s Liverpool, which has absolutely brought the Christmas juice for 2022.

Property developers the Berkeley Group have ranked UK cities according to their Christmassy-ness, compiling a top ten for the festive season. Points were awarded across the following category: Instagram-worthiness, chances of a white Christmas, searches for Christmas markets, the number of Christmas light trails, and searches for ‘Christmas’ in each city. Each area was scored from one to ten for each category, and the scores were added together to create the final figures. 

Coming up behind Liverpool (which got a score of 23.5) was London, which scored 23 due to its many, many hashtag searches but shockingly small chance of a white Chrimbo. Birmingham came third, mainly because it’s apparently had snow on the Big Day 23 times in the last 62 years. Dreamy. 

Here are the UK’s ten most Christmassy cities according to Berkeley’s definitely-very-scientific study:

  1. Liverpool – 23.5
  2. London – 23
  3. Birmingham – 22.5
  4. York – 22.5 
  5. Edinburgh – 21.5
  6. Durham – 21.5
  7. Chester – 20.5
  8. Wrexham – 19.5
  9. Lincoln – 18.5
  10. Nottingham – 18.5
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