This year, Harry Kane can finally kick back during the Christmas break in his $12,000-per-night Munich hotel and put up his legs. But that doesn't mean he won't be watching the beautiful game. Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, has become synonymous with epic Premier League clashes.
This season is no exception. But Kane might want to go slow on the egg nog if he wants to continue his hot streak. The England forward, who signed for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich last summer, has already bagged 21 goals in 15 Bundesliga matches. He's snatched four more in the Champions League group stage, where Bayern extended their unbeaten to 40 group stage matches.
Kane is also the top scorer in Premier League Boxing Dat match history, scoring ten goals for Tottenham. Kane liked a holiday kick about. After all, he scored a whopping 22 goals during the December 26 – January 4 festive period for Spurs.
Premier League Boxing Day fixtures in 2023
Interestingly, Kane's Spurs won't be playing on Boxing Day this term. But there are plenty of juicy matchups to be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video, at least in the UK. Those games include:
|Newcastle v Nottingham Forest
|St. James' Park
|Bournemouth v Fulham
|Sheffield United v Luton
|Burnley v Liverpool
|Manchester United v Aston Villa
Amazon Prime Video is football central for the remainder of the holiday season, showing twenty games. US residents can stream the games on Fubo and Peacock.
What is the history behind Boxing Day?
Boxing Day used to be a time when wealthy Brits would celebrate giving presents to their servants. That, of course, transitioned to “employees” as time went on. But the Charles Dickens days are over, and now the day is reserved for hangovers and football.
One thing is sure: Harry Kane will kick off the boots this year to watch Boxing Day matches in his pajamas and slippers. And probably on the beach, watching this year in his sandals or slippers.
“We're going somewhere hot, so we'll spend 10 days and just enjoy that time,” said Kane. “I'm going to text all my mates in England a picture of me on the beach somewhere.”