So it's Ballymena United who are top of the tree at Christmas in the Irish Premiership.
The Sky Blues set a new club record of 17 games unbeaten with a 2-0 win over Ards and could even afford the luxury of missing TWO penalties, both saved by visiting keeper Sam Johnston.
The real bonus for Ballymena came as Linfield and Glenavon - the two sides closest to the Sky Blues - battled out a scoreless draw, meaning that United will have a four-point cushion going into the festive period.
Elsewhere, the game that really caught the eye was Institute's remarkable 6-4 win over Cliftonville, who will go into their Boxing Day clash with Crusaders with no recognised senior keeper after Brian Neeson's red card.
In the day's other games, champions Crusaders beat Warrenpoint Town 3-1 while Rodney McAree's Coleraine emerged 2-1 victors over his old employers Dungannon Swifts.
It's all perfectly set up for the busy Christmas period so in the meantime, eat, drink and be merry and don't forget to join us for our coverage of the eagerly-awaited Boxing Day fixtures.
Until then, bye for now and a very Happy Christmas.