Family, food, festivities... for many, football is far from the most important thing going on over Christmas and the New Year.
But for fans, the traditional festive fixture pile-up can mean gruelling and expensive trips to all corners of England in the space of just a few days, with die-hard supporters forced to contend with inclement weather and transport issues.
Though the schedule has been slightly eased after the Qatar World Cup - which finished on December 18 - with teams playing three fixtures spread across from Boxing Day to January 5 rather than New Year's Day, it will still be a squeeze.
Three games in the space of a week-and-a-half can spell plenty of travelling for fans, while there should also be a thought for players, despite their huge salaries, given those with a more taxing schedule will see precious time with families cut down.
Newcastle, based in the north-east, are facing not far off 1,000 miles of journey time, title contenders Manchester City and Liverpool are preparing for two away clashes, while Brentford have to go just 34 miles.
Below, Sportsmail's Max Mathews gives you the rundown of which team's fans and players will be travelling the furthest and the least over the festive period.
Christmas is coming up, meaning a busy festive period of fixtures ahead for fans and players - and below, Sportsmail gives you the rundown of which teams are travelling the most and least
Newcastle are facing not far off 1,000 miles of journey time, title contenders Manchester City and Liverpool are preparing for two away clashes, while Brentford have to go just 34 miles
ARSENAL - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 156
Mikel Arteta's Premier League leaders, five points clear at the top of the table, have two games over the festive period.
They host West Ham and Newcastle, sandwiched by a trip to the south coast to take on Brighton.
Arteta will be particularly pleased that Newcastle match is home rather than away!
Gunners' festive fixtures: 26/12: West Ham (H), 31/12: Brighton (A), 03/01: Newcastle (H)
ASTON VILLA - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 232
Again, only one away game for Aston Villa, on New Year's Day, with home matches against Liverpool and struggling Wolves.
However, that away fixture is against Tottenham, meaning a journey down to North London from the Midlands.
With Villa five points clear of the relegation zone, successive losses against the Reds and Spurs could make it a pressurised game against Wolves, 20th at the time of writing, on January 4.
Villans' festive fixtures: 26/12: Liverpool (H), 01/01: Tottenham (A), 04/01: Wolves (H)
BOURNEMOUTH - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 706
A fairly thorny set of fixtures for promoted Bournemouth, who travel the second-most in the league.
With Gary O'Neil's caretaker role made permanent in November, the Cherries will be hoping to pull further clear of their relegation rivals in the next three games.
But they face tough trips to Chelsea and Manchester United - the latter a long trip from the south coast - meaning a home clash with Crystal Palace takes on extra significance.
Cherries' festive fixtures: 27/12: Chelsea (A), 31/12: Crystal Palace (H), 03/01: Manchester United (A)
Brentford will be pleased they have two home games and one short away trip across London
BRENTFORD - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 34
Thomas Frank and his players must be thanking their lucky stars.
Two home games and a short hop across London to face West Ham on December 30 means Brentford only have to travel 34 miles over the festive period - the lowest total in the division.
That could mean much more time with families and children for Bees players - at least compared to some players on this list.
Bees' festive fixtures: 26/12: Tottenham (H), 30/12: West Ham (A), 02/01: Liverpool (H)
BRIGHTON - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 673.6
These fixtures aren't the best by any stretch of the imagination, with only Newcastle and Bournemouth travelling further.
Southampton away will not be too far a journey for the Seagulls, but a trip up to Merseyside to face Everton - traditionally much stronger at home - will be one Roberto De Zerbi would rather have avoided.
That bumps their journey distance up to 673 miles.
Seagulls' festive fixtures: 26/12: Southampton (A), 31/12: Arsenal (H), 03/01: Everton (A)
CHELSEA - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 264
The Blues have two games at Stamford Bridge, which will come as a boost to Graham Potter and his side.
Those games bookend an away match against Nottingham Forest, which provides all the travelling time for Chelsea.
Potter will hope for two wins to take the pressure off before facing title contenders Man City in the new year.
Blues' festive fixtures: 27/12: Bournemouth (H), 01/01: Nottingham Forest (A), 05/01: Manchester City (H)
CRYSTAL PALACE - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS): 232
A decent situation again for Palace, who travelled the least over the festive period last season.
There are home games against London rivals Fulham and Tottenham - which wouldn't have added much to the journey times even if they were away - with an away match at Bournemouth.
Patrick Vieira's Eagles should be targeting at least four points from the below games.
Eagles' festive fixtures: 26/12: Fulham (H), 31/12: Bournemouth (A), 04/01: Tottenham (H)
EVERTON - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 76
Not bad at all, at least in terms of travel time, for Frank Lampard's men.
They face Wolves at home, Manchester City away before hosting Brighton, with their total of 76 miles to travel the third-lowest in the league.
But Wolves will be battling desperately against relegation, City are City, and Brighton will prove a tough test. Everton could be in the bottom three after the next three games.
Toffees' festive fixtures: 26/12: Wolves (H), 31/12: Manchester City (A), 03/01: Brighton (H)
FULHAM - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 228.4
An away game at Selhurst Park and then a home match against Southampton won't provide too many issues for Fulham.
But their away fixture with Leicester bumps up their travel time to 228 miles.
They're all winnable games for Marco Silva's men - and the relatively kind fixture schedule could help them in that goal.
Cottagers' festive fixtures: 26/12: Crystal Palace (A), 31/12: Southampton (H), 03/01: Leicester (A)
LEEDS - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 206
For most teams, Newcastle away is the one fixture they dread over Christmas and the New Year.
But it's only 206 miles away from Leeds, which - all things considered - could be a lot worse.
Home games against City, a free hit, and struggling West Ham, in front of a baying Elland Road support, will be a boost for Jesse Marsch.
Whites' festive fixtures: 28/12: Manchester City (H), 31/12: Newcastle (A), 04/01: West Ham (H)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has previously complained about fixture scheduling - and may be unhappy again given his side must travel 626.2 miles to Aston Villa and then Brentford
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, meanwhile, travel almost 500 miles to Leeds and Chelsea
LEICESTER - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 274
Another team which will be glad they're not going up to St James' Park this Christmas.
A trip to Anfield adds 274 miles to Leicester's schedule but they have a home game either side of that so can't complain too much.
Tricky games for Brendan Rodgers and his men, though - don't forget they're only four points above the relegation zone.
Foxes' festive fixtures: 26/12: Newcastle (H), 30/12: Liverpool (A), 03/01: Fulham (H)
LIVERPOOL - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 626.2
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is never shy of a complaint, especially when he perceives things not to be going his side's way.
Only three teams out of 20 facing more travel time over the festive period will doubtless anger the irascible German.
A trip to the Midlands to face Villa on Boxing Day isn't too bad, but Liverpool will rack up a fair few miles travelling to Brentford on January 2. At least they get New Year's Day to recover from a cheeky drink at midnight on December 31?
Reds' festive fixtures: 26/12: Aston Villa (A), 30/12: Leicester (H), 02/01: Brentford (A)
MANCHESTER CITY - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 497.4
Nearly 500 miles of travelling to Leeds and then Chelsea isn't ideal.
Pep Guardiola opined last week that he only has 'four or five' senior players available to him ahead of their Carabao Cup clash with Liverpool, just four days after the World Cup final - although, admittedly, they duly won it 3-2.
Nonetheless, English football chiefs, who he sarcastically quipped are the 'big brains' of football, probably won't be on Pep's Christmas card list.
Cityzens' festive fixtures: 28/12: Leeds (A), 31/12: Everton (H), 05/01: Chelsea (A)
MANCHESTER UNITED - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 151
Erik ten Hag can file these fixtures under 'quietly pleasing' - like much of his tenure so far.
Forest are a far different prospect at home so facing them at Old Trafford is a boost, it's not too far down the road to bottom-of-the-table Wolves, before hosting Bournemouth again on January 3.
The Dutchman must be on Santa's nice list.
Red Devils' festive fixtures: 27/12: Nottingham Forest (H), 31/12: Wolves (A), 03/01: Bournemouth (H)
Newcastle, located in the north-east of England, face 934 miles of travel across the country
NEWCASTLE UNITED - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 934
Newcastle, situated in the remote (compared to almost everywhere else) north-east of England, tend to have a rough deal at this time of year.
They're miles away from everywhere else, and will have to travel 934 miles in trips to Leicester and Arsenal, either side of a home clash with Leeds.
Once again, like last year (and probably next year), they face the most travel of any team in the league. Maybe it's karmic punishment for their Saudi Arabian owners' numerous human rights abuses.
Magpies' festive fixtures: 26/12: Leicester (A), 31/12: Leeds (H), 03/01: Arsenal (A)
NOTTINGHAM FOREST - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 488
The Forest faithful roared them to a narrow, controversial, VAR-influenced win against Crystal Palace in their last game before the World Cup.
However, they only have one home game in the next three, against Chelsea, who will provide a stern test.
They also travel to Manchester to face United, before a long trip to Southampton on the coast. Steve Cooper will know things could have turned out better for his side. That clash at St Mary's on January 4 is a real relegation six-pointer.
Tricky Trees' festive fixtures: 27/12: Manchester United (A), 01/01: Chelsea (H), 04/01: Southampton (A)
SOUTHAMPTON - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 153.8
The Saints are in a much better position than fellow strugglers Forest, who face more than three times as much travelling.
They host Brighton, hop up to west London to face Fulham, before that crucial encounter with Cooper's side.
New boss Nathan Jones having plenty of time over the World Cup to embed his ideas over the World Cup break was a boon - this is another.
Saints' festive fixtures: 26/12: Brighton (H), 31/12: Fulham (A), 04/01: Nottingham Forest (H)
Tottenham have two away games in the festive period - but both are close by in London
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 67.6
The luckiest team in the league with these fixtures? Tottenham actually have two away games over the festive period, either side of a home clash with Aston Villa.
However, both of them are in London, meaning they have the second-least amount to travel in the division.
Only Brentford, who they face on Boxing Day, have less. Spurs travel to Crystal Palace on January 4, albeit they lost 3-0 at Selhurst Park last season.
Spurs' festive fixtures: 26/12: Brentford (A), 01/01: Aston Villa (H), 04/01: Crystal Palace (A)
WEST HAM - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 414.6
David Moyes won't be too up or too down about these fixtures.
A trip from east to north London to face Arsenal on Boxing Day is fairly manageable, as is a home game at the soulless taxpayer-funded dome of artificiality also known as the London Stadium.
Facing Leeds up at Elland Road - the atmosphere is likely to be tasty for this one, I reckon - provides most of the more than-400 miles over the festive period.
Hammers' festive fixtures: 26/12: Arsenal (A), 30/12: Brentford (H), 04/01: Leeds (A)
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS - TOTAL MILES (ROUND TRIPS) = 215.8
Wolves are another side to have perhaps lucked out.
Facing United at Molineux will be tough in terms of opponent but requires no travel away from home, while two away games at Everton and fellow Midlands side Aston Villa only add up to 215.8 miles' worth of journeys.
However, new manager Julen Lopetegui has a tough job in re-energising a young and sparse squad currently lying bottom of the Premier League. He may prioritise points against Everton and Villa.
Wolves' festive fixtures: 26/12: Everton (A), 31/12: Manchester United (H), 04/01: Aston Villa (A)