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Sport on TV: Christmas 2020 and New Year listings

Enjoy a feast of festive football in the action-packed sporting season

’Tis the season to watch sport on the box because there’s loads on during the Christmas and New Year festive period.

From Premier League football to world championship darts, fans can settle down in front of the TV and enjoy a great selection of sporting action. 

Here’s our guide to the live festive fixtures on Sky Sports, BT Sport, terrestrial TV and the streaming sites. All times below are UK. 

Darts World Championship

  • 15 December-3 January: PDC William Hill World Championship (Sky Sports) 

Football: English Premier League

Sunday 20 December

  • Brighton vs. Sheffield Utd (12pm, Sky Sports) 
  • Tottenham vs. Leicester City (2.15pm, Sky Sports)
  • Manchester United vs. Leeds United (4.30pm, Sky Sports)
  • West Bromwich Albion vs. Aston Villa (7.30pm, BT Sport) 

Monday 21 December

  • Burnley vs. Wolves (5.30pm, Sky Sports)
  • Chelsea vs. West Ham (8pm, Sky Sports) 

Saturday 26 December 

  • Leicester City vs. Manchester United (12.30pm, BT Sport) 
  • Aston Villa vs. Crystal Palace (3pm, BBC) 
  • Fulham vs. Southampton (3pm, Sky Sports) 
  • Arsenal vs. Chelsea (5.30pm, Sky Sports) 
  • Manchester City vs. Newcastle United (8pm, BT Sport) 
  • Sheffield United vs. Everton (8pm, BT Sport)

Sunday 27 December 

  • Leeds United vs. Burnley (12pm, Sky Sports) 
  • West Ham United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion (2.15pm, Sky Sports) 
  • Liverpool vs. West Bromwich Albion (4.30pm, Sky Sports) 
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Tottenham Hotspur (7.15pm, Sky Sports)

Monday 28 December 

  • Crystal Palace vs. Leicester City (3pm, Amazon) 
  • Chelsea vs. Aston Villa (5.30pm, Amazon) 
  • Everton vs. Manchester City (8pm, Amazon)

Tuesday 29 December 

  • Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Arsenal (6pm, Amazon) 
  • Burnley vs. Sheffield United (6pm, Amazon) 
  • Southampton vs. West Ham United (6pm, Amazon) 
  • West Bromwich Albion vs. Leeds United (6pm, Amazon) 
  • Manchester United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (8pm, Amazon)

Wednesday 30 December 

  • Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham (6pm, Amazon) 
  • Newcastle United vs. Liverpool (8pm, Amazon)

Football: Scottish Premiership

Sunday 20 December

  • Kilmarnock vs. Aberdeen (12pm, Sky Sports)

Saturday 26 December

  • Rangers vs. Hibernian (12.30pm, Sky Sports)
  • Hamilton Academical vs. Celtic (3pm, Sky Sports)

Saturday 2 January 2021

  • Rangers vs. Celtic (12.30pm, Sky Sports)

Football: EFL Championship 

Saturday 26 December

  • Watford vs. Norwich City (7.45pm, Sky Sports)

Tuesday 29 December

  • Millwall vs. Watford (5.30pm, Sky Sports)
  • Stoke City vs. Nottingham Forest (8pm, Sky Sports)

Wednesday 30 December

  • Brentford vs. Bournemouth (5.30pm, Sky Sports)
  • Swansea City vs. Reading (8pm, Sky Sports)

Football: English League Cup quarter-finals 

Tuesday 22 December

  • Brentford vs. Newcastle United (5.30pm, Sky Sports)
  • Arsenal vs. Manchester City (8pm, Sky Sports)

Wednesday 23 December

  • Stoke City vs. Tottenham Hotspur (5.30pm, Sky Sports)
  • Everton vs. Manchester United (8pm, Sky Sports)

American football: NFL 

  • 21 December: San Francisco 49ers @ Dallas Cowboys (1.10am, Sky Sports)
  • 22 December: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals (1am, Sky Sports)
  • 27 December: Miami Dolphins @ Las Vegas Raiders (1am, Sky Sports)
  • 28 December: Tennessee Titans @ Green Bay Packers (1.10am, Sky Sports)

Rugby union: English Premiership 

Saturday 26 December 

  • Harlequins vs. Bristol Bears (1.30pm, BT Sport) 
  • Bath Rugby vs. London Irish (2pm, BT Sport) 
  • Newcastle Falcons vs. Leicester Tigers (2pm, BT Sport) 
  • Exeter Chiefs vs. Gloucester Rugby (3pm, BT Sport) 
  • Northampton Saints vs. Worcester Warriors (4.15pm, BT Sport)

Sunday 27 December

  • Sale Sharks vs. Wasps (2pm, BT Sport)

Friday 1 January

  • Worcester Warriors vs. Harlequins (7pm, BT Sport)

Saturday 2 January

  • Wasps vs. Exeter Chiefs (1.15pm, BT Sport) 
  • Gloucester Rugby vs. Sale Sharks (4.15pm, BT Sport)

Sunday 3 January

  • Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby (2pm, BT Sport)

Rugby union: European Rugby Champions Cup

Sunday 20 December

  • Harlequins v Racing 92 (12.30pm, BT Sport) 
  • Toulouse vs. Exeter Chiefs (3pm, BT Sport)
  • Connacht Rugby vs. Bristol Bears (5.15pm, BT Sport)


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