Sunderland’s previous 10 league positions heading into Christmas Day – and where they finished that season
Sunderland fans can enjoy their Christmas knowing promotion from League One at the first attempt remains firmly on the cards.
Jack Ross' side, with the clear aim of promotion from England's third tier, are on course to do so - but how have the Black Cats ranked in recent years on Christmas Day? Scroll and click through the pages as we look back at the club's Xmas position over the previous 10 seasons.
1. 2008/09 (Premier League)
13th with 21 points on Christmas Day, Sunderland ended the season in 16th, two points above relegated Tyne Wear rivals Newcastle United.