How sports stars around the world celebrated Christmas, from wishes, gifts to irresistible deals

As the Christmas spirit took hold of the world, our favourite sports stars were also caught up in the fervour, taking to social media to give us a glimpse of what their celebrations looked like. Here is a selection of some of the best Christmas posts from athletes all over the world.


Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated Christmas with his favourite person on the planet:


While Neymar did his best impression of a hipster Santa:

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India skipper Virat Kohli extended his best wishes to his fans:


Meanwhile AB de Villiers tried to capitalise on our materialistic impulses this Christmas. Thanks, AB.


Australia captain Steve Smith spread the Christmas joy with a photo:


World No 1 Angelique Kerber sent her best wishes our way, while making us jealous of all the Christmas presents she received:


Indian tennis star Leander Paes brought in a very Merry Christmas:


Recently retired Formula One champion Nico Rosberg celebrated with family:


Rosberg's former teammate/rival Lewis Hamilton also celebrated with his family...kinda:


India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal sent Christmas greeting our way via proxy:


While compatriot PV Sindhu's cute festive greeting brought smiles:


Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney celebrated with family:


German superstar Thomas Muller also had kind words for his fans:


Kristaps Porzingis was feeling the holiday cheer, prior to his side's loss at the hands of the Boston Celtics:


Kobe Bryant's Christmas gift brought much envy. The North Remembers, Kobe.


Updated Date: Dec 26, 2016 12:00:33 IST