The period between Christmas and New Year is usually a kind of a winter break. The schools are closed, people travel to gather with their families, then travel again to celebrate the New Year. Most of them choose to take some days off, enjoying the several holidays to get a consecutive break period, and the economy, everywhere, slows down for a while. Notwithstanding, there are plenty of sports to watch, as several competitions are not stopping. If you're having some days off, check now which kinds of sports, championships and tournaments you'll be able to watch.


Boxing Day will display Hull vs Manchester City at 5.15 pm. Spanish manager Pep Guardiola is about to try the English tradition for the first time, as on the Continent competition usually stops during this winter break. Before that, at 3.00 pm, you'll have the leader Chelsea receiving Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal x WBA, and Manchester United against Sunderland. 2nd placed Liverpool will play on Tuesday, against Stoke City, at 5,15 pm.

You could also watch Newcastle vs Sheffield Wednesday, for the championship, at 7.45 pm. The Magpies do not want to loose the leadership in the points table. On the following day, 2nd placed Brighton will face Queens Park Rangers at 12.30 pm.


Boxing Day brings a pleasant Australia vs Pakistan, in their second Test. The game will start in Britain at 11.30 pm, still on Christmas Day.

Rugby Union

The Aviva Premiership just doesn't stop now. Today (Saturday, Christmas Eve) there is a thrilling match between 2nd and 3rd, Wasps vs Bath. On Boxing Day, Bristol and Worcester will face a decisive challenge, at least at a psychological level, as they're in the two last places and it's a great occasion for both to score a victory.

Formula One

Well, this is not properly action, as we're between seasons, but due to Nico Rosberg's retirement, there is rare winter "silly season" going on. It's quite unusual to have a top car vacant just before the season opener in March, and speculation is rife about who will occupy the Mercedes car next to Lewis Hamilton.

The German champion team already announced that it could wait until January to make an official announcement; Finnish Valtteri Bottas seems the hottest candidate.