What the Serie A clubs want for Christmas!
Christmas is a big deal for the Italians. Nativity scenes, La Befana, Babbo Natale, pesce, panettone and spumante, midnight mass, the Pope's Christmas Day address - it's the biggest family occasion of the year.
For a few days, football talk on the peninsula will grind to a halt. But that doesn't mean that every Serie A president, player, staff member and supporter won't be hoping that Father Christmas can help them moving into 2012.
So, with Mariah Carey's classic song playing in the background, here are what Italy's 20 clubs are wishing for from Santa:
All ATALANTA want for Christmas is: Cristiano Doni ... minus the handcuffs
All BOLOGNA want for Christmas is: A time-machine back to the 1930s when they won three Scudetti and Marco Di Vaio was banging in the goals
All CAGLIARI want for Christmas is: Radja Nainggolan to turn down Manchester City's offer of 300,000 Pounds a day
All CATANIA want for Christmas is: Another 22 fixtures against Palermo
All CESENA want for Christmas is: Goal.com Italian editor & Claudio Marchisio hater Kris Voakes to say that Marco Parolo is overrated ... the last time he did, 30 seconds later Parolo smashed home a 30-yard screamer
All CHIEVO want for Christmas is: Someone to buy Davide Moscardelli a razor ... and a few goals too
All FIORENTINA & GENOA want for Christmas is: Artur Boruc, Juan Vargas and Sebastien Frey to lay off the mince pies
All INTER MILAN want for Christmas is: Youth
All JUVENTUS want for Christmas is: Not Marco Borriello
All LAZIO want for Christmas is: Some shooting/crossing/passing/barber lessons for Djibril Cisse
All LECCE want for Christmas is: A whole new team ... maybe Juan Cuadrado and Luis Muriel can stay
All AC MILAN want for Christmas is: Paolo Maldini to lend Luca Antonini, Taye Taiwo and Daniele Bonera his best-selling book: Playing Left-Back for Dummies
All NAPOLI want for Christmas is: Local thieves not to steal Edinson Cavani's shooting boots ... or anyone else's presents
All NOVARA want for Christmas is: A real football pitch
All PALERMO want for Christmas is: New medication for Maurizio Zamparini. Five coaches sacked in 2011 - if Bortolo Mutti makes it to January 1 - the present pills clearly aren't working
All PARMA want for Christmas is: Pelle to predict that their six-game winless streak will continue until the end of the season
All ROMA want for Christmas is: Someone to injure Marco Cassetti ... maybe Pablo Osvaldo?
All SIENA want for Christmas is: Andrea Agnelli to lose his mind, sack Antonio Conte and send him back to the Franchi
All UDINESE want for Christmas is: Nothing ... they already have Christmas all year round thanks to the aptly-named Di Natale