By Skip Bandele

English football does not afford itself the luxury of a Christmas break unlike virtually all of its continental neighbours. Here is a selection of televised (Sky Sports) festive fixtures for armchair viewers.

Boxing Day:

Chelsea v Reading.

Blackburn v Liverpool.

Watford v Arsenal.  

New Year’s Day:

Liverpool v Bolton.

Portsmouth v Tottenham Hotspur.

Newcastle v Manchester United.

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