As 2022 draws to a conclusion there's plenty of sporting action to look forward to in December.
Here's a look at the pick of the action, including the small matter of a World Cup final in Qatar, an all-British heavyweight boxing clash and the highly-anticipated return of the Premier League.
What: Pakistan v England, 1st Test
Where: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pakistan
When: 04:30, Thursday 1st December
How to watch: Sky Sports
All being well with illness in the England camp, captain Ben Stokes and his side will face Pakistan in the opening Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on the first day of the month.
Thursday's encounter, which could be potentially delayed by a few days, is set to be England's first Test in Pakistan for 17 years in a landmark Test match.
After the success of the white-ball side at the T20 World Cup, it's a chance for England's red-ball players to impress before the end of the year.
What: Tyson Fury v Derek Chisora
Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
When: 22:00 (approximate fight time), Saturday 3rd December
How to watch: BT Sport Box Office
Odds: Fury 1/20, Chisora
There's a British heavyweight showdown to look forward to at the start of the month with Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora squaring off in London.
A first outing since his win over fellow Brit Dillian Whyte in April, Fury is back in the ring to face Chisora after failing to thrash out terms with Anthony Joshua.
What: World Darts Championship
Where: Alexandra Palace, London
When: Thursday 15th December – Monday 2nd January, 2023
How to watch: Sky Sports
The World Darts Championship has become a key fixture in the festive sporting landscape and the action begins at Alexandra Palace in London on Thursday 15th December, with the final in the New Year.
He's already won four major televised events in 2022, including the Premier League, Matchplay, and Grand Prix and he looks the man to beat.
Defending champion Peter Wright has not won anything of real note since his Ally Pally win in January, while world number one Gerwyn Price has flattered to deceive by his own high standards.
Lots of eyes will be on Michael Smith, last year's beaten finalist, who beat Barney in Wolverhampton before hoisting his maiden major TV crown. 'Bully Boy' has got the monkey off his back now and is 15/2 to fulfil what many believe to be his destiny in becoming champion of the world.
What: World Cup final
Where: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, Qatar
When: 18:00, Sunday 18th December
How to watch: BBC1 & ITV
One of the most watched sporting events in the world occurs in December, with eyes across the globe to descend on the Lusail Iconic Stadium for the World Cup final.
The last two teams standing will go head to head in a bid to lift the famous trophy in Qatar this winter.
France were the reigning champions leading into the tournament, while Brazil were the pre-competition favourites.
But who will be crowned champions on 18th December?
What: Arsenal v West Ham
Where: Emirates Stadium, London
When: 20:00, Monday 26th December
How to watch: Amazon Prime
After the dust has settled on the World Cup in Qatar it's back to Premier League action for England's top 20 teams, with the schedule resuming on Boxing Day.
Mikel Arteta's Arsenal are leading the way in the top flight, with a five-point gap between themselves and reigning English champions Manchester City.
All eyes will be on the Emirates Stadium for the late kick-off on Boxing Day to see if the Gunners can hit the ground running after the distraction of the World Cup.
What: King George VI Chase
Where: Kempton Park, Sunbury-on-Thames, United Kingdom
When: 3.05, Monday 26th December
Christmas is a venerable feast of action for fans of National Hunt racing and it all kicks off on Boxing Day at Kempton Park with the Grade 1 King George VI Chase – the midwinter highlight for staying chasers.
Paul Nicholls has won the race more times than anyone else and the champion trainer has 11/10 Bravemansgame in the mix this time as well as stablemate Hitman at .
L'homme Presse is Britain's shortest-priced Gold Cup contender and 7/2 for King George glory, while hopes of a rare Irish win in the Kempton contest could be led by Envoi Allen for Henry De Bromhead.
Superstar in the making Constitution Hill is slated to run in the Christmas Hurdle earlier on the same card, while the Welsh Grand National is on 27th December and four days of high-class festive racing comes from Leopardstown starting on the 26th.