This, that and the other. Mostly the other
Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you all prepared exquisite Christmas dinners and then smashed them
The Christmas shoplifter
Alviro Petersen is offering bad advice.
Don't listen to him, kids. #grabandpayandgo
The seasonal gibberish
Parthiv Patel is wishing you… something
Chris Gayle had a quiet Christmas Day.
"Home Alone watching Home Alone."
Graeme Swann's son has renamed a reindeer.
The guilty party
Wonder where Wilf could have got the name "Adolf" from. A Swann tweet from earlier in the week might shed some light.
Nothing says Christmas quite like a 26-part Second World War documentary.
The most coveted item
There was a bit of competition in Mitchell Marsh's house.
Congratulations, Steve. Who made the official presentation? Mitch, Shaun or Geoff?
The Christmas dinner
What did big Chris Tremlett have to eat?
"Calories.... yum yum"
Mmm, delicious calories - everyone's favourite.
The Christmas present
Michael Slater isn't sure whether Mitchell Starc really wanted what he was given for Christmas.
The Christmas presents
Personally, I've always wanted to be more like Paul Collingwood.
And now I am. Thanks Mum and Dad.
The career high points
What do these two memories of Rohit Sharma's have in common?
Are those your favourite Sachin Tendulkar one-day memories or are they in fact your favourite Rohit Sharma memories in which Sachin Tendulkar just happens to feature? Ask yourself whether Sachin would also rate these as being career high points.
The statement of fact
Kevin Pietersen's tribute to Sachin Tendulkar might come back to haunt him.
Let's see whether statistics NEVER lie the next time KP's in a poor run of form but claiming to be hitting them well in the nets.
Tino Best's modesty corner
There's an unexpected finish to this update.
Someone got Tino Best some self-doubt and uncertainty for Christmas.
The Mayan apocalypse
There were plenty of bad jokes. This one from Pat Cummins was among the worst.
The following day, having survived, Graham Onions highlighted how he is different from all other cricketers.
"Celebrating being alive with a Toby Carvery"
Later in the week, Steven Finn demonstrated how it should be done.
Merry Christmas, Steve. Merry Christmas everyone.
Alex Bowden blogs at King Cricket
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