JUVENTUS hitman Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez got into the Christmas spirit early before sports stars from around the world followed suit.
Like millions of people around the globe, the Portuguese superstar is spending the festive season with his family.
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And just like us normal folk, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has been sat around the Christmas tree with his four children, Cristiano Jr, Alana, Eva and Mateo.
It wouldn't be Christmas without an obligatory family photo around the tree, which Ronaldo and Rodriguez shared to their social media accounts on Christmas Eve.
Alongside an adorable snap of his family, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United hitman wrote: "We wish you a Merry Christmas!! Full of love, health and happiness."
Rodriguez, mother of Alana, wrote: "Merry Christmas.
"I wish you all the happiness in the world and above all that there is no lack of health and love in our homes."
The pair's Instagram posts received more than eight million and 1.7m likes respectively.
Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes shared a cute family snap wishing his fans a happy Christmas.
He wrote: "I wish you all a happy and holy Christmas."
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Former United, Manchester City and West Ham star Carlos Tevez – now playing for Boca Juniors – also got in on the act uploading a picture with his wife Vanessa and his children.
Arsenal's Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also got involved uploading a snap of his young family in front of an elaborately decorated tree.
The former Borussia Dortmund man was alongside his wife Alysha Behague and their children and he wrote: "We wish you a Merry Chirstmas."
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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho's popular Instagram account shared a close up snap of his Christmas tree and captioned it: "Merry Christmas.
"In difficult times I can only wish you all health peace love and hope."
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Manchester City superstar Kevin De Bruyne shared an adorable family portrait with is wife Michele Lacroix and their three children.
The Belgian wrote: "Merry xmas from our family to all of you."
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Red Devils and England centre-back Harry Maguire took a slightly different approach and uploaded a video of him helping vulnerable children at Christmas.
Maguire could be seen filling United branded goodie bags as well as filling pots of food before getting involved in distribution.
The United captain wrote: "Merry Christmas everyone.
"It was a pleasure to play a part in @manchesterunitedfoundation’s #SantasRedHelpers campaign to help vulnerable children this winter."
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Ronaldo's sharing of the heart-warming snap comes a few days after he received the prestigious Golden Foot award.
Upon receiving the award, he tweeted: "I am honoured to win the @goldenfootofficial and to be immortalised on the Champion Promenade in Monaco, together with some of the greatest football legends of all time!
"I am truly humbled and want to thank the fans all over the world for having voted for me."
The 35-year-old received the accolade after another fine year for club and country, in which he scored 44 goals in 45 appearances.
Ronaldo's glut of goals – which helped fire Juventus to their 36th Scudetto – saw him set FIVE new records.
The Portugal international broke the record for the fastest 50 Serie A goals, a milestone he reached in 61 appearances.
Additionally, he became the first player to score more than 50 goals in three of Europe's top leagues.
The former Sporting Lisbon man also became the first Portuguese player to score a hat-trick in Serie A and broke Juve's all-time record for the most goals scored in a season.
And to top things off, he matched the mark for most consecutive goals in Serie A matches, scoring in 11 games in a row.
Ronaldo and his Juventus team-mates will be back in action a week on Saturday, welcoming Udinese to the Allianz Stadium.
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