The Premier League announced yesterday that there will not be any games played on Christmas Eve.
Up to the announcement, there was a chance of a game being played on the day before Christmas and it caused quite a stir among fans.
The fixture that might have taken the television slot is Arsenal's home game against Liverpool.
I didn't remember this until I looked it up but, a Christmas Eve Premier League game wouldn't have been unprecedented. Leeds defeated Manchester United by a score of 3-1 on December 24th of 1995.