Christmas greetings from Cristiano, Suarez, Vidal, Digne...
As is tradition many of the world's leading football players took time to post greetings to their fans via their respective social media platforms.
Christmas: a time for giving and sharing, excessive eating, bad television and spending quality time with one's nearest and dearest.
In the world of football social media, it's now become a time for the traditional Christmas post as top players in the game take time to offer seasons greetings to their followers.
The Juve star opts for the classic family at Christmas pose with all the family and partner Georgina sporting Santa hats.
Feliz Natal! Merry Christmas!🎅🎄❤️ pic.twitter.com/ebr7gFyr1S— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) 24 December 2018
Another family pose from the Barcelona player but this time the Chilean and family members adopting a more casual look.
Feliz navidad para todos y muchas bendiciones!!!❤️❤️🎅🏽🎅🏽🎅🏽🎅🏽 pic.twitter.com/i09YcD7qea— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) 25 December 2018
A hotel setting with a touch of Christmas serenading from the piano is the backdrop offered in his greeting from Dortmund's Gotze.
Another family offering from the Barcelona striker but this time from the warmth of the Uruguayan summer.
Feliz Navidad les desea la Familia Suarez Balbi con mucho cariño 🎉🎄🎇✨ pic.twitter.com/0ScYNJe3gP— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) 25 December 2018
The Everton player opts for a brief looping six seconds video kissing wife Tiziri in front of the Digne Christmas tree.
The most bizarre of greetings comes from the Real Madrid player fresh from winning the Club World Cup and spending Christmas time in the desert with partner Patricia "Paddy" Noarbe.