Munich - There used to be a time when wishing family, friends and admirers a ‘Merry Christmas’ meant sticking a card or letter in the mail well in advance of the big day.
Nowadays, though, we have Twitter - a modern-day medium cherished, among others, by some of the Bundesliga’s finest. Here's a round-up of festive tweets, starting with a communal greeting from the German, European and freshly-crowned world champions...
Jerome Boateng posed beside his latest trophy - a Christmas tree...
Fresh from getting his hands on the FIFA Club World Cup,Rafinhahas now been given the freedom of his home town, Londrina. Salad days indeed for FC Bayern's raiding Brazilian right back!
Christmas with a twist, courtesy of 1.FC Köln's Nigerian goalgetterAnthony Ujah:
Spot any familiar faces in this family line-up?
Gladbach's Swedish defenderOscar Wendtmeanwhile has grounds aplenty for festive good cheer after a smashing first season-half: