We love football. We love Christmas. And we bloody love football at Christmas. But there are a few things guaranteed to happen every year that will leave you shaking your head and smiling at the same time…
No matter how much consensus there might be on a winter break benefitting the national teams of the countries who have one, you’ll be hard pressed to find an English football fan who’d give up games over the festive period to create the gap.
Many Premier League clubs will have four games in nine days to content with over Christmas and New Year this season, but while many players and managers may be dreading such a pile-up of fixtures, it’s many supporters’ favourite time of year.
And as well as the feast of football we have to look forward to, there are also the inevitable displays of Santa hats, Christmas jumpers and homemade banners to amuse and horrify us in equal measure. Lock up yer da now…
Go big or go home is clearly the message here…
You might think football fans could forget about the colours of their rivals for one day. You’d be wrong…
Expect to see plenty more tat like this in your club’s superstore before the big day.
We genuinely can’t decide if this is the best or worst thing we’ve ever seen.
Unfortunately for this Liverpool fan, Brendan Rodgers wasn’t the messiah, he was a very naughty boy.
If Mario Balotelli thinks it’s OK to wear a Santa hat then who the hell are we to argue?
What do you reckon Mario would make of these? Too far? We couldn’t possibly comment.
It’s one thing dressing up with a group of friends, but going to a game dressed like this by yourself takes real baubles.
Arsene Wenger in a Christmas jumper and shorts is still one of the best things we’ve ever seen.
If you’ve read this far, you clearly love Christmas as much as we do. So you’ll definitely want to win a copy of Bad Santa 2 on either DVD or Blue-ray.
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About Bad Santa 2
Bad Santa is back to put the XXX into Xmas as Billy Bob Thornton returns as anti-festive hero Willie Soke in Bad Santa 2.
Far from bringing joy, this Santa is fuelled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, and this Christmas Willie teams up again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.
Along for the ride is ‘the kid’ – cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie’s sliver of humanity.
However, things get complicated when the gang are joined by Willie’s horror story of a mother, making this one criminal Christmas no one will ever forget!
Also starring Kathy Bates and Christina Hendricks, the hysterical Bad Santa 2 is not only bad taste it’s ‘Bah Humbug’! Both DVD and Blu-ray discs are loaded with plenty of extra features on discs far too hot for cinema…
Check this one out.
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