Or, alternatively, the time to feel decidedly ropey – nothing to do with the excesses of Christmas Day but more the fare on show on the pitch.
If you are one of those Yorkshire folk who forego the pub or the settee or family visiting to watch the football, here’s a lowdown on how your side have done on Boxing Day over the last 10 years. Some certainly better than others.
Barnsley (Boxing Day record since 2005-06) LLLLLWDWD. The Reds are consistent, albeit with five successive December 26 losses. Last win? 2006 - 2-1 at Turf Moor (Cureton, McCann og).
Bradford City WLWWDWLL. A bit mixed, although factor in a few postponements. Last year’s 2-0 win at Fleetwood was nice, less so derby home losses to Rotherham and Doncaster.
Doncaster WLWLLWWWL. Not bad at all. A rare home win last Boxing Day against Coventry and who can forget the City Ground win in 2008 to start the Championship Great Escape.
Huddersfield DDDWLDDD. The undoubted draw specialists with six in the past ten on Boxing Day, with last season’s late comeback by Rotherham being a bruiser.
Hull WLDLWLWLD. A high last year with a fine 3-1 win at Sunderland. But a date forever synonymous with Phil Brown’s pitchside dressing down at Manchester City in 2008.
Leeds LDLLWDDLW. Not great at all, no wins since 2009 and the less said about recent losses to Wigan and Forest the better.
Middlesbrough WWWWWLLDL. Traditionally a real bleak day for Boro - usually a Goodison Park. But have now won their last five on Boxing Day - all at home.
Rotherham DWLDWDLD. Not much to shout about, a sweet derby win over Bradford being the highlight in 2013. A few postponements too.
Sheffield Wednesday WDWLDDDWD. Another boasting a fair few draws. Played Lancastrian opponents five times in last decade.
Sheffield United LDWLLDDLL. Very ordinary. A loss at Port Vale last year compounded by a serious snowstorm on the way home from the Potteries.
York City WDLDWLWW. Pretty solid - including a bragging rights win over Scarborough in 2005.