With the players hopefully less full of Christmas pudding than the supporters, Chesterfield entertain Peterborough United at the Proact on Boxing Day.
The Spireites 3-2 win at Gillingham last Saturday certainly brought Christmas cheer and they sit just three points off the playoffs ahead of the Boxing Day clash.
At Priestfield, Chesterfield had just four men on the bench but in his pre-match press conference manager Paul Cook ensured that was a one off and he'd have a full range of substitutes to call from against the Posh.
The bench is likely to included Ollie Banks, recalled from his loan at Northampton Town, and perhaps even long-term injury casualty Drew Talbot, who is stepping up his training as he gets closer to a first team return.
Left back Dan Jones has now served his suspension for the red card at Crawley Town and will return to the squad, though Sam Morsy still has a further two matches of his suspension to serve.
Leading marksman Eoin Doyle is set to be back though, having been rested on the bench for the Gillingham match with a slight hamstring complaint.
Having made a roaring start to their League 1 campaign, the Posh have stuttered in more recent times, not winning in the league since mid-October, and Spireites win on Friday would see them leap ahead of their established rivals.
Compounding the disappointing recent results, Peterborough have a number of injuries and absentees to contend with.
They will be without striker Craig Mackail-Smith, who is set to be recalled early from his loan spell by his parent club Brighton and Hove Albion after they parted company with their manager Sami Hyppia earlier this week.
Marcus Maddison, Kgosi Ntlhe and Gabriel Zakuani are all doubts for the festive visitors, while Jon Taylor and Jack Balwin are also sidelined.
However, midfielder Joe Newell - sent off for United in that Wembley match last spring - will return to the squad following a one game suspension.
Cook looked ahead to the game and felt that the two competing sides have similar aspirations and will be looking to win to help fulfil them.