Footballers usually have to work - well, train - on Christmas day, but like the rest of us they’re still entitled to a Christmas party - unless they’ve been terrible recently, like Queens Park Rangers in 2012.
But for Bayern Munich’s stars, they must have wished Pep Guardiola had scrapped the Christmas party after being treated - if that’s the right word - to an utterly bizarre evening of entertainment.
A series of videos and photos have emerged from the evening showing all sorts of surreal things, including a man jumping around inside a massive orange balloon to the sound of the Hampster Dance - popular in the UK around the late 1990s - and another bloke with a leaf blower attached to his face.
Bayern's bizarre Christmas party
The report from Eurosport also describes “a stand-up comic with a strange t-shirt and oddly-bulging eyes’ and ‘a Charlie Chaplin impersonator giving out balloons bent into the shape of Santa Claus’.
It’s unclear whether or not the Bayern Munich players and their partners appreciated the entertainment, although judging by this photo of Arjen Robben and wife Bernadien we reckon they found it equally as bizarre as us.
Bayern won double in Pep's first season
Bayern Munich may have been thrashed by Real Madrid in the Champions League earlier this year, but they surely deserved better than this.
After all, Guardiola’s side still ended last season with the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal titles to their name - not bad for a season after winning an historic treble under the management of Jupp Heynckes.
Bayern Munich are going great guns in the Bundesliga again this season and currently lead second-placed Wolfsburg by seven points.
However, if these are the sort of Christmas parties they’re treated to after winning league titles, perhaps the players will be tempted to take their foot off the gas in the second half of the campaign.
Video: Footage of Bayern Munich's Christmas party
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