Ahead of tomorrow’s schedule – and with Sunderland’s fixture postponed due to Coronavirus – we’ve delved deep into The Echo’s photo archives to bring you some retro scenes from past Boxing Day games.
Scroll down to view these retro Sunderland photos from Boxing Day fixtures past.
Sunderland fans against Bradford City at the Stadium of Light on Boxing Day. Photo: Ian Horrocks
James Milner of Leeds clashes with Kevin Kilbane of Sunderland during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light on December 26, 2002. Photo: Gary M. Prior
Sunderland fans look on prior to kickoff during the Premier League match against Hull City at the Stadium of Light on December 26, 2014. Photo: Nigel Roddis
12. Sunderland take on Middlesbrough in 1970
Frank Spraggon, Willie Whigham, Dave Watson on Boxing Day 1970. Photo: JPIMEDIA