The fixture computer has certainly served up a festive feast at Fratton Park this afternoon.
Pompey’s final match before Christmas sees them hosting Sunderland in a top-of-the-table League One contest.
The visitors are currently five points behind the Blues – with two games in hand – as both sides continue the fight for promotion.
And Lee Brown is certainly not going to underestimate the importance of a fixture between arguably the biggest sides in the division.
“It’s a huge game between two teams fighting at the top of the table, says the left-back in the official matchday magazine for today’s clash.
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the Premier League or down in non-league – it’s always much more heightened when it’s between sides that are fighting for promotion.
"The fans live for these moments and I know it’s going to be properly bouncing at a packed Fratton Park."
“This match is certainly one that everyone’s looking forward to – both players and supporters.
“The fans live for these moments and I know it’s going to be properly bouncing at a packed Fratton Park, so it would be great to reward them with a positive result.”
To read the full interview – where Brown also discusses his own form and life as a footballer at Christmas – pick up a copy of the magazine today.
Also in in issue 16, members of the squad reveal both their festive firsts and lasts, as well as their favourite things about this time of year.
Fans can read exclusive columns from Mark Catlin, Kenny Jackett and Brett Pitman, while we continue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pompey’s first top-flight title success with a detailed look at the 1948/49 campaign.
There is also an in-depth analysis of Sunderland, an interview with former Blues and Black Cats defender Paul Hardyman and much, much more in a packed 84 pages.
And remember not to miss an issue this season, with the spine of magazine revealing a fantastic picture as the campaign progresses.
You can pick up your copy for just £3 from programme sellers around the ground.