How the stars celebrated Christmas

Sports stars around the world have posted messages this Christmas, some with a festive flavour and others just of the moment.

Family came first for Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane with a visit to Santa.

The NBA schedule has meant LeBron James has been away from his family.

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It seems motherhood and a planned return to tennis have Serena Williams a little confused.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were surrounded by those closest to him.

With football players training on Christmas Day ahead of a busy Boxing Day schedule there was still time to post messages to the fans.

Whereas Brighton preferred to focus on another important date when they won promotion to the Premier League.

Mauricio Pochettino, Roy Hodgson, Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche all sent greetings to fans far and wide.

Although some of the Leicester players appeared to be lacking in festive spirit in their video message.

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