The Guinness Premiership will be in full flow over the festive period as we enter Round 11 of the league campaign.
The stand-out clash has to be between second-placed London Irish and table-toppers Saracens at the Madejski Stadium.
Sarries hold a healthy six-point lead over the Exiles as their unbeaten start to the season continues to gather momentum.
The hosts will be striving for a victory as they look to continue their title challenge but a defeat at this stage of the year could prove crucial.
Third-placed Northampton travel to Worcester and a win will cement their position in the higher echelons of the league table.
Worcester have not won since the fourth round of games and their last three fixtures have all ended in draws.
The Saints have won their last three matches and another success would see them leapfrog London Irish, if they come unstuck against Saracens.
Leicester Tigers entertain Sale Sharks at Welford Road and the club have already announced that the fixture will be a 24,000 sell-out.
Sale are struggling in ninth spot and face yet another tough test as the Tigers are looking to close in on the front-running pack ahead of them.
The Sharks have won just once on their travels this term - at Leeds Carnegie - and another triumph seems unlikely as the Tigers have won their four matches on home soil to date.
Wasps have a local derby against Harlequins at the Stoop to look forward to and they will be looking to take maximum points against the side directly below them in the league table.
Four points separate the two teams and, with Wasps having a game in hand, the emphasis will be on the home outfit to claim the spoils in what should be a tight affair.
Basement boys Leeds Carnegie, who are overwhelming sportsbook favourites to finish bottom at the end of the campaign, travel to the north-east to take on Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park.
Leeds will be looking to clamber away from the foot of the table as their gradual improvement continue.
On the other hand, a handsome victory for the Falcons could see them propelled into the top half of the table, if results elsewhere go their way.
Second-bottom Bath will be seeking just their second win of the season when Gloucester roll into town.
The hosts are in the middle of a shocking sequence of results and the visitors will be keen to add to their woes as they look to rise up the table with a win.