October 12 is a pretty big day in the world of English soccer; that’s the day the TV networks announce their changes to the Premier League schedule for December and January, obviously including the massively popular holiday season.

England at Christmas: A party on and off the pitch.

UPDATE October 27: Spurs have announced all their 2018 fixtures will be at Wembley  Stadium.

The holidays are one of the best times to go to England for soccer games — London in particular — but it’s weird for Americans, having to wait until less than three months before to even know who’s playing when.

Well, as of today it’s all set. You can see the whole thing, with UK times, on the BBC website. Of course, that link and the list below are just the Premier League fixtures. There are also games galore in the Football League and among non-league clubs. And, on the weekend of January 5, there will be FA Cup fixtures as well as a full slate of League One and League Two games. We’ll know the FA Cup fixtures around December 3, after the previous round is played, but we do know that everybody in the Premier League and Championship will be involved.

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As for Premier League games over the holidays, here is the crux of it. As always in the British way, home teams are listed first.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 22ND

  • Arsenal v Burnley
  • AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Chelsea v Leicester City
  • Huddersfield Town v Southampton
  • Manchester City v Crystal Palace
  • Newcastle United v Fulham
  • West Ham United v Watford
  • Cardiff City v Manchester United

SUNDAY DECEMBER 23RD

  • Everton v Tottenham Hotspur

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26TH

  • Fulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Burnley v Everton
  • Crystal Palace v Cardiff City
  • Leicester City v Manchester City
  • Liverpool v Newcastle United
  • Manchester United v Huddersfield Town
  • Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth (at Wembley)
  • Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal
  • Watford v Chelsea

THURSDAY DECEMBER 27TH

  • Southampton v West Ham United

SATURDAY DECEMBER 29TH

  • Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton
  • Fulham v Huddersfield Town
  • Leicester City v Cardiff City
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wanderers (at Wembley)
  • Watford v Newcastle United
  • Liverpool v Arsenal

SUNDAY DECEMBER 30TH

  • Crystal Palace v Chelsea
  • Burnley v West Ham United
  • Southampton v Manchester City
  • Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth

TUESDAY JANUARY 1ST

  • Everton v Leicester City
  • Arsenal v Fulham
  • Cardiff City v Tottenham Hotspur

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2ND

  • AFC Bournemouth v Watford
  • Chelsea v Southampton
  • Huddersfield Town v Burnley
  • West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace
  • Newcastle United v Manchester United

THURSDAY JANUARY 3RD

  • Manchester City v Liverpool

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