There's no let-up in live action from the Football League on Sky Sports throughout the Christmas and new year period with five matches hitting your screens over the next two weeks.

The festive football begins on Friday as Blackpool entertain Wolverhampton Wanderers in the npower Championship.

The hosts come into the match sitting 11th and will want to add three points to their tally to move them further towards the Play-Offs. They are unbeaten in eight, but have drawn five of those matches.

Wolves, meanwhile, have been off the pace this term and find themselves sitting 18th. Stale Solbakken's men will be hopeful for some Christmas cheer to inspire them to a win at Bloomfield Road, and they will want a prosperous new year to guide them up the division.

A day later it's the turn of Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town, who lock horns at Selhurst Park in a 5.20pm kick-off.

With leaders Cardiff City are up against Leicester City earlier in the day, Ian Holloway's Eagles will know if a win against the Terriers would be enough to lift them to top spot. They are currently two points adrift of the Bluebirds at the summit.

After a very good start to life in the Championship, Huddersfield now lie 17th. They are only eight points off the Play-Offs, though - proving just how tight the division is - so three points would be a major boost.

It's then time for Christmas but, once the turkey has been consumed, attention is back on the npower Championship as Nottingham Forest meet Leeds United at 12.15pm on Boxing Day.

Expect a cracker at the City Ground; the last four meetings between these two sides have produced 22 goals.

As 2012 comes to a close, Brighton and Hove Albion and Watford meet at the Amex Stadium in the final live match of the year on December 29th.

It is likely to be a big occasion with both sides sitting just outside the Play-Off places, and it will be a meeting of two friends on the touchline as former Chelsea team-mates Gus Poyet and Gianfranco Zola go head-to-head.

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