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Manchester United: Festive and Charitable

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Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic, Ben Amos, and Bébé do their best supermodel sidewalk struts on their way to the team’s holiday party Monday night. Please zoom in on Ben’s t-shirt. We’re dying.

Manchester United could not possibly let the festive period go by without imbibing some liquid cheer. The team held their annual (well, when Fergie feels like allowing it) Christmas party Monday night.

The lads decided on a pub crawl this year and hit up The Living Room, The Grapes, and The Alchemist pubs in central Manchester. No one looks to have lost any clothing, vomited, or gotten arrested so we call it a success. There’s always next year.

They followed up on Tuesday morning by visiting cancer research center The Christie and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. The players did their best Santa Claus impersonations and handed out gifts to dozens of sick children and teenagers. It makes us all warm and fuzzy on the insides. Or perhaps that’s just the champagne from our Three Sleeps ‘Til Christmas party. *hiccup*

Well done, lads! (Images via manutd.com)

Liverpool FC: Left Holding The Babies

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Liverpool FC pay their annual visit to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Under no other circumstances would this situation seem in any way normal. (Images via ontd_football)

It’s usually the end of the season when we are forced to ponder why men, (including those who we don’t normally find ourselves hankering over) look so much more appealing when paired with a cute baby.

Fortunately though, it’s becoming a tradition for footballers to hang out in children’s hospitals during the festive period and we have the opportunity to consider the subject all over again.

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Everton FC: Spreading The Love At Alder Hey

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The Toffees hit up Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to spread a little happiness to sick kids in need of as many treats as poss. (Speaking of treats, we see you, Tim Howard.)They also kicked it with their younger fans at Goodison Park for their Evertonia Christmas shindig. Well done, lads!

Chelsea FC: Hospital Holiday Cheer

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Lampsy! Singing Christmas carols! We’ve missed him so much! Our holiday cheer has hit new heights! We can’t stop using exclamation points!

As we mentioned yesterday, we love seeing our favourite footballers getting out and doing their holiday charity events. We’re so inspired by their good deeds we even left a tip for the uninterested emo Barista at Starbucks who never remembers to use raw sugar for our Venti, Extra hot, Split Quad Shot, (Half Decaf) We’re Total Cows latte.

But back to the boys: here’s a few of the Chelsea lads making magic happen for sick children at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. The kids didn’t know they were coming, so it made for a lovely surprise.  Good stuff.

Read more about the Blues day at C&W hospital and their Bridge Kids Christmas party here.

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Charity Pose: Iker Casillas & Luis Figo

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Having pinched the bottom of the Luis Figo’s waxwork, Iker was satisfied that it was indeed a very fine copy of the man himself. Moments later, he was to be proved horribly, painfully wrong.  The lads were at the press event for Futbol 7 Solidario last week.