With the big day now less than a fortnight away, Pies though we’d chuck a little seasonal cheer in your general direction.
And what better way to do that than with photos of footballers, specifically from the halcyon days of the 1990s or thereabouts, looking like complete berks at Christmas.
Chris Waddle and Paul Gascoigne lark about like a couple of big loonies, 1990
Bolton duo Andy Walker and John McGinlay do their level best to look ‘festive’, 1992
Man City manager Brian Horton and club legend Tony Brook spruce up the club’s Christmas ornaments, 1993
Roy Keane and Dennis Irwin really get into the spirit of things, 1994
Gazza again, larking about… again, 1996
Ryan Giggs and Paul Ince enjoy a nice Christmassy cup of tea between themselves, 1996
Sir Alex Ferguson gets all bashful on us, 1996
Gary Pallister tucks into a mallard he hit on the way into work while Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt smirk on, 1996
The Neville brothers are forced to celebrate in a separate classroom, 1996
Zinedine Zidane does his best to smile, 1997
Jean-Pierre Papin and family (that’s not actually his family) enjoy a Disney-themed Christmas, 1998
Giggs and lollipop, 1998
You just knew he’d be in here somewhere! Kevin Keegan dressed as Santa Claus, 2000
Not the 1990’s per se, but there can be zero doubt David James looks like a gigantic nincompoop in this Christmas-themed photoshoot for LG mobile phones, 2004
What a treat.