Mense, it’s that time of the year when the shops start playing Boney M, the jol is vol and people start winding down with December insight.
But not in the PSL. Nee.
With eight rounds of fixtures before the league goes into recess from December 22 to February 15, the saying “It’s f*k*l, it’s festive” comes to mind.
And while that’s a whole lot of football to look forward to, it’s going to test local teams Stellenbosch and Cape Town City to their limits.
Stellies are flying high after a sensational start to the season as they prepare to host Benni McCarthy’s AmaZulu in the first of their Christmas crackers.
Having just escaped relegation last term, are Steve Barker’s manne doing a Leicester here in Mzansi.
Unbeaten since the campaign kicked off, the team from the Winelands are maturing like a gesellige rooiwyntjie.
But Barker knows better than to get dronk on the early-season success, though.
Stellies are sticking to their formula of a solid defence and direct attacking which has worked for them since their promotion to the top-flight three seasons ago.
The missing pieces for them were goals and consistency.
And this term only four clubs have hit the back of the net on more occasions than their 13 - not to mention the joint second-most stingy defence with just six conceded.
But it can all go horribly wrong in a few short games.
And doesn’t City coach Eric Tinkler know it?!
His Citizens seem to have had the stuffing knocked out of them by their MTN8 penalty shootout defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns, which saw them lose out on a lekker R8m Christmas bonus.
Having had an inconsistent start to the season and lying in ninth, they come up against their nemesis again this weekend.
We all know how warm City can be, but they will have to show it against Downs side who are five points clear at the top of the league with two games in hand and yet to concede a single goal in nine matches.
Christmas may be coming, but Tinkler will want his team turn the liggies aan already and get their show on the road now.