It’s a festive feast of action on Virgin TV, with Premier League football, Test cricket, Gallagher Premiership rugby and much more all on the menu
By Virgin TV Edit
It wouldn’t be Chrimbo without live sport on the box, and this year’s sporting stocking is filled to the brim with unmissable drama from across the globe.
From the excitement of the Premier League and hard-hitting Gallagher Premiership to top Test cricket and the darts from Ally Pally, ’tis the season to reserve your spot on the sofa and get ready for some festive thrills.
Whether it’s Sky Sports, BT Sport, Prime Video, the BBC or ITV, here’s the pick of the action heading your way this Christmas…
PDC World Darts Championship
Continues this Christmas, Sky Sports
The drama continues from Alexandra Palace, as the biggest names in darts battle it out on the biggest stage of them all.
Big Bash League
Continues this Christmas, BT Sport
Get your fix of T20 cricket from Down Under this festive season with loads of live matches featuring some of the world’s most exciting players.
Carabao Cup quarter-finals
From Tuesday 22 December, 5pm, Sky Sports Football/HD (CH 513/503)
We’re down to the last eight of the competition, with Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur all looking to take a step closer to Wembley.
Christmas Day NBA
Christmas Day, 5pm, Sky Sports Arena/HD (CH 518/508)
NBA on Christmas Day? You’d better believe it, as the stars of basketball go head to head in the States. Bring it on!
Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints
Christmas Day, 9pm, Sky Sports NFL/HD (CH 507/517)
Need waking from your stupor on Christmas Night? Some gridiron action from the USA should do just the trick, with the Vikings hosting the Saints.
South Africa v Sri Lanka
Boxing Day, 7.55am, Sky Sports Cricket/HD (CH 514/504)
Two of the world’s top-performing sides get their two-Test series up and running in Centurion. It wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of Boxing Day cricket.
King George VI Chase
Boxing Day, 1pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113)
A jewel in the crown of British horse racing, grab yourself a plate of leftovers from the fridge and follow all of the action live from Kempton Park.
Leicester City v Manchester United
Boxing Day, 11.30am, BT Sport 1 HD (CH 527)
Can Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s Red Devils continue their Premier League title charge when they face the Foxes at the King Power Stadium?
Harlequins v Bristol Bears
Boxing Day, 1.30pm, BT Sport 2 HD (CH 528)
With no fewer than five Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches showing live on BT Sport on Boxing Day, it all kicks off with Bristol’s trip to Quins.
Newcastle Falcons v Leicester Tigers
Boxing Day, 2pm, BT Sport Extra 3
The high-flying Falcons entertain Leicester Tigers in a mouth-watering clash from the Gallagher Premiership.
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace
Boxing Day, 2.45pm, BBC One HD (CH 101)
Two sides with bags of attacking talent will be duking it out in the first ever Premier League game to be televised live on the BBC on Boxing Day.
Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester
Boxing Day, 3pm, BT Sport Extra 4
With their Gallagher Premiership title defence off to a strong start, can champions Exeter overcome Gloucester at Sandy Park to keep up their momentum?
Arsenal v Chelsea
Boxing Day, 5pm, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)
One of the Premier League’s hottest rivalries is ready for its next explosive chapter, as the Gunners welcome London foes Chelsea to the Emirates.
Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion
Sunday 27 December, 4.15pm, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)
Premier League champions Liverpool continue the defence of their crown at home to a struggling West Brom side in desperate need of points.
Wolves v Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday 27 December, 7pm, Sky Sports Premier League/HD (CH 512/502)
Will it be a merry trip to the Midlands for José Mourinho and Spurs when they go head to head with Wolves? This one has all the makings of a thriller.
Everton v Manchester City
Monday 28 December, 7.30pm, Amazon Prime Video
City will be hoping their title bid doesn’t come unstuck against the Toffees, as managerial maestros Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti pit their wits against each other in the Premier League.
Burnley v Sheffield United
Tuesday 29 December, 5pm, Amazon Prime Video
A proper six-pointer in the battle to avoid the drop, Burnley take on fellow strugglers Sheffield United at Turf Moor.
Southampton v West Ham United
Tuesday 29 December, 5pm, Amazon Prime Video
With both the Saints and West Ham in the running for European qualification, two of this season’s Premier League high-flyers meet on the south coast.
Manchester United v Wolves
Tuesday 29 December, 7.30pm, Amazon Prime Video
Expect fireworks at the Theatre of Dreams, as United continue their Premier League campaign against a Wolves side they’ve beaten just once in their last seven top-flight encounters.
Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham
Wednesday 30 December, 5.30pm, Amazon Prime Video
Can Fulham boss Scott Parker get one over the side he once played for when two London clubs battling at different ends of the table square off?
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