As ever, with some key games to watch out for, we preview the main talking points ahead of this weekend's Championship fixture list. Scroll and click through the pages:
1. The bottom picture - will there be movement?
The bottom six all face off in a huge fixture this weekend - Barnsley, Wigan, Stoke, Luton, Middlesbrough and Huddersfield. A bad start to the festive period may prove devastating come the end of the season.
2. Middlesbrough chief addresses out of contract stars
With seven players out of contract in the summer, Jonathan Woodgate, who faces old club Stoke City tomorrow, expects approaches from other clubs, though hopes they will stay. He didnt sound too confident, though
3. Charlton Athletic takeover drags on
Addicks fans and officials have been waiting for confirmation of a takeover from the EFL since last month and current owner Roland Duchatelet released a statement on Friday politely asking them to hurry up!
4. Its tight at the top. Still!
With just five points separating 3rd and 12th, results over the weekend and over the Christmas period really could prove crucial. Even clubs like QPR and Hull on 31 and 30 points, respectively, have a chance of rising up the table.