Leeds United's last win at Christmas time came in 2009 v Stockport County.
Leeds United go into the festive period in a good run of form. They have not lost in four and won their two last outings in the league ahead of meeting Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day.
The Reds are equally in good form and it should hopefully prove to be a top fixture between two of the biggest clubs in the Football League, if not the two biggest.
But the festive period has not been kind to Leeds recently, as pointed out by boss Steve Evans yesterday.
He pointed put the fact that Leeds have not won a Christmas fixture since beating Stockport County 4-2 in League One on the 28th December 2009. A week later they were beating Manchester Untied at Old Trafford in the FA Cup - so it was certainly a good period for the club.
But since then, nothing.
Three draws in 2010-11, a thrashing from Burnley in 2011 and a loss to Forest in 2012 all notable results in the recent past.
It is a record that Evans will be hoping to bring to an end on Saturday.