Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has revealed the festive period is special for his family because 24th of December is his father’s birthday.
Morata also recalled how he celebrated Christmas during his younger years.
“The 24th of December is the birthday of my father,” Morata told Chelsea’s official magazine.
“So when I was a boy we would have dinner all together on the 24th and the 25th, because we would have his birthday and then Christmas the next day.
“We have a very big family and we would spend time all together in my uncle’s house, because it’s very big, and there would be more-or-less 60 of us.
“We celebrated with presents – Santa Claus came to our house every year and gave us the presents! We really enjoyed it. We sang a lot of Christmas songs and did the classic things when you are a child.”