Christmas in the English Premier League was a fan's delight. Now it's time to make sense of it all.
Goals, goals and more goals delighted fans around Britain and made for plenty of movement in this week's edition of the B/R English Premier League Power Poll.
United won again, Chelsea maintained their recent revival, Norwich fell to Earth, and Aston Villa just fell apart.
Where does your team rank this week? Keep reading to find out.
Nine B/R personalities ranked all 20 Premier League clubs. A first-place vote counted as 20 points, a second-place vote as 19 and so on.
Each team's score is listed along with results and fixtures.
The voters this week were:
Aliko Carter: B/R front-page editor. @AlikoCarter
John Greely: B/R world football assistant editor. @johnwgreely
Adam Hirshfield: B/R deputy editor. @ahirshfield
Dan Levy: B/R national lead writer. @DanLevyThinks
Karl Matchett: B/R world football full-time writer. @karlmatchett
Sean Swaby: B/R featured columnist coordinator. @seanswaby
Will Tidey: B/R world football lead writer and editor. @willtidey
Sam Tighe: B/R world football tactical analyst. @stighefootball
Michael Cummings: B/R world football lead writer and poll organizer. @MikeCummings37
1. Manchester United
4. Tottenham Hotspur
6. Manchester City
7. Stoke City
8. West Bromwich Albion
10. Swansea City
12. Norwich City
13. West Ham United
14. Newcastle United
17. Wigan Athletic
18. Aston Villa
19. Queens Park Rangers
Results: Lost 1-0 at Man City; drew 0-0 home to Swansea
Fixtures: Home to West Ham, Saturday; at Spurs, Tuesday
Wednesday's draw gave Reading their first point in the league since Nov. 17.
Results: Lost 1-0 at Newcastle; lost 2-1 home to West Brom
Fixtures: Home to Liverpool, Sunday; at Chelsea, Wednesday
Sean: So much for that up-table momentum.
Results: Lost 8-0 at Chelsea; lost 4-0 home to Spurs
Fixtures: Home to Wigan, Saturday; at Swansea, Tuesday
Dan: Wait, Villa just gave up another goal. Wait...two.
Sean: Out of the relegation zone, but any team that lets 12 (!) goals by in a two-match span, competition regardless, should be looked at as relegation-worthy.
Results: Lost 1-0 home to Arsenal; lost 2-1 at Everton
Fixtures: At Aston Villa, Saturday; home to Man United, Tuesday
Wigan's last league win came Nov. 24. Since then, the Latics have gathered one point in six matches despite playing well at times.
Results: Lost 1-0 home to Sunderland; drew 1-1 at Fulham
Fixtures: At Stoke, Saturday; home to Arsenal, Tuesday
The Saints are one point clear of the relegation zone with a match in hand.
Results: Lost 4-0 at Liverpool; drew 1-1 home to Southampton
Fixtures: Home to Swansea, Saturday; at West Brom, Tuesday
Everyone! Everyone! Keep calm and pass Dimitar Berbatov the ball.
Results: Won 1-0 home to QPR; lost 4-3 at Man United
Fixtures: At Arsenal, Saturday; home to Everton, Wednesday
Newcastle lost at Manchester United despite leading three separate times. Should that qualify as a moral victory or a crushing defeat?
Results: Lost 2-1 home to Everton
Fixtures: At Reading, Saturday; home to Norwich, Tuesday
West Ham’s trip to face Arsenal on Boxing Day was postponed. That might be a good thing for the Hammers. Instead of facing the suddenly in-form Gunners, West Ham’s next match will be against struggling Reading.
Results: Lost 2-1 at West Brom; Lost 1-0 at Chelsea
Fixtures: Home to Man City, Saturday; at West Ham, Tuesday
The 10-match unbeaten run is history. Will Norwich start a new winning streak or fall back into the pack after a few more defeats?
Dan: A terrible Christmas week to spoil an amazing first half.
Results: Won 4-0 home to Fulham; lost 3-1 at Stoke
Fixtures: At QPR, Sunday; home to Sunderland, Wednesday
We've given up trying to figure out this team. We suggest you do the same.
Results: Drew 1-1 home to Man United; drew 0-0 at Reading
Fixtures: At Fulham, Saturday; home to Aston Villa, Tuesday
Swansea's red-and-green away kit doubled as Christmas-themed attire Wednesday. Too bad their performance wasn't quite as festive.
Results: Won 1-0 at Southampton; won 1-0 home to Man City
Fixtures: Home to Spurs, Saturday; at Liverpool, Wednesday
It's been said many times before, but it's worth repeating: Sunderland should just schedule Manchester City every week.
Results: Won 2-1 home to Norwich; won 2-1 at QPR
Fixtures: At Man United, Saturday; home to Fulham, Tuesday
West Brom are level on points with Tottenham for a Champions League place with the season halfway finished.
Who thought that would be true?
Results: Drew 0-0 at Spurs; won 3-1 home to Liverpool
Fixtures: Home to Southampton, Saturday; at Man City, Tuesday
Stoke became the first Premier League club to reach double digits in draws the same weekend Manchester United recorded their first of the season.
Sean: Whoa, the EPL's suddenly hottest team can score, too?
Results: Won 1-0 home to Reading; lost 1-0 at Sunderland
Fixtures: At Norwich, Saturday; home to Stoke, Tuesday
After losing once again at Sunderland, City now trail rivals Manchester United by seven points.
Dan: Has Mancini been fired yet? There are still a few days left in the old year.
Results: Won 1-0 at Wigan
Fixtures: Home to Newcastle, Saturday; at Southampton, Tuesday
Arsenal’s Boxing Day match against West Ham was postponed. So, that means more time for Arsene Wenger to find his “exceptional” new signings, right?
Sean: Jack Wilshere's return has, obviously, been massively influential for the mercurial Gunners, both on and off the pitch.
Results: Drew 0-0 home to Stoke; won 4-0 at Aston Villa
Fixtures: At Sunderland, Saturday; home to Reading, Tuesday
Only four goals? Against Aston Villa? Chelsea and their fans are chuckling.
Dan: Are they better without Clint Dempsey? He should demand a move in January! To Everton!
Results: Won 2-1 at West Ham; won 2-1 home to Wigan
Fixtures: Home to Chelsea, Sunday; at Newcastle, Wednesday
Dan: A result against Chelsea this weekend would put the Toffees in the top four heading into January. Watch out, as the second-half run could be for a Champions League spot.
Results: Won 8-0 home to Aston Villa; won 1-0 at Norwich
Fixtures: At Everton, Sunday; home to QPR, Wednesday
Sean: If Eden Hazard has been a revelation for Chelsea, Juan Mata has been downright otherworldly.
Dan: The greatest roller coaster ride of the season. They've been both the best and worst teams, sometimes simultaneously.
Results: Drew 1-1 at Swansea; won 4-3 home to Newcastle
Fixtures: Home to West Brom, Saturday; at Wigan, Tuesday
They can’t defend, but no team in England seems capable of stopping Manchester United on a consistent basis.
Dan: They are seven points up on the field and have given up more goals than 11 other squads. The fact that their goal differential is plus-20 is uncanny.
Sean: Is anyone even surprised when United score last-ditch winners? So. Dangerous.