The festive season marks the halfway point of the campaign in the Championship.
For some players the roast turkey and trimmings will taste particularly sweet, while others might be getting a lump of coal on Christmas morning.
Our network of BBC local radio commentators and regional journalists have assessed how each club is faring, and what they need to do to meet their objectives this season...
Barnsley (23rd) - 'Tykes need a miracle'
Andy Giddings, BBC Radio Sheffield sports editor
Barnsley's fifth-placed finish last season will go down as the stuff of legend at Oakwell so repeating that was always going to be virtually impossible.