Yes ... Jesus, Easter eggs, the Easter bunny ... and the Scum hit the trap door.
Gus Poyet: “Closing the gap between us and the teams above us is one of the things I keep looking at.
“There is going to be a time when it becomes practically impossible.
“But the only thing we can do is to believe in what we do, to make sure we play like we did on Saturday, and we will start winning games.
“Sometimes it’s not in your hands, there are decisions that go against you, other factors.
“But the two games we’ve played away from home that were normal – West Ham and Aston Villa – we got a point in each.
“The other ones were abnormal – two own goals, two sendings off, a wrong decision from the referee, always something happened.
“So I’m not asking for a lot, I’m asking for normal games, and that will give us a chance.”
A failure to beat West Ham means that regardless of what happens elsewhere, Sunderland will spend Christmas Day bottom of the Premier League pile.
That of course sparked talk of the Curse of Christmas – the fact that apart from West Brom in 2005, every Premier League team which has been bottom on Christmas has been relegated in May.
Eeeee I tell you what ... I'm enjoying Xmas already!