De Bruyne, Jesus and Aubameyang: how the Premier League's stars marked Christmas on social media
Some players and managers were more creative than others when passing on their festive greetings this year
There are lot of upsides to being a footballer in the Premier League. Playing for really good teams, having lots of supporters, and also being paid a large amount of money are all definite positives to that career path.
But England's top flight is one of the few major leagues to play during the festive period and all the top players, barring injury, will be out on the field for Wednesday's Boxing Day action.
However, that does not mean the players cannot celebrate or acknowledge Christmas.
Here is what some of the stars have been up to, documenting their actions on social media.
Kevin de Bruyne
Winner of the most fun social media post over the festive period goes to the Manchester City midfielder.
He set up a video meme that he posted on Instagram of he and his wife Michele and his son Mason having their heads on top of some dancing elves.
The animation is unlikely to win any Academy Awards but it was good fun and showed the de Bruynes were definitely in the festive mood.
The Brazilian striker literally got in the spirit of Christmas by becoming Father Christmas.
In a video excerpt on his Instagram page he struggles to stop laughing as he stands in the red suit with a white beard stuck to his face.
It may have been a promotional video for otro.com but watching Jesus trying not to laugh heavily is quite entertaining.
Rashford was back on form for Manchester United on Saturday as he netted the opener in the 5-1 win at Cardiff City.
The England striker looked like a man very satisfied with life as he posed in a Christmas sweater by a well-decorated tree, with a lot of presents piled underneath, in a tweet in which he gave season's greetings.
It was more of a traditional festive message of celebration from the Arsenal striker.
He posed with his family and other relatives on a staircase, with emojis of Christmas trees to surround his message to his followers on Instagram.
You could suppose it was the least he could do after Everton were thrashed 6-2 by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Manager Marco Silva had a video, giving his season's greetings to the club's support, on Everton's Twitter account.
It probably doesn't make up for seeing their side lose so emphatically, but it was still a nice gesture from the Portuguese.
Christmas is usually seen as a time of family and Newcastle United's Fede Fernandez has tried to highlight that he sees his teammates as such.
He has a cartoon on his Twitter page with the squad in festive regalia and manager Rafa Benitez dressed as Father Christmas.
Updated: December 26, 2018 11:56 AM