Aguero, Nadal, Ronaldo & more: Twitter gets into the Christmas spirit

Sergio Aguero, Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo lead the festive cheer on Twitter ahead of Christmas Day

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Rafael Nadal posted this picture of himself on Facebook Photo: Rafael Nadal/Facebook

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With Christmas now just hours away, The Sport Review brings you the best of the Twitter festive cheer from a host of household names from across the sporting world.

French Open champion Rafael Nadal (‏@RafaelNadal) is getting in the festive spirit despite a tough year: “Feliz Navidad a aquellos que la celebran y felices fiestas a todos!! Happy Holidays to all and ENJOY!!!!”

Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius (‏@OscarPistorius) reflects on a special 2012: “As Christmas is dawning upon us, I would like to thank all of you who made 2012 as special as it was for me! Have a blessed and special day.”

Aston Villa defender Paul McGrath ‏(@Paulmcgrath5) has enjoyed a fun year on Twitter: “Wish all my followers a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year. Thanks for all the fun tweets this year .catch you all in 2013 :-)!”

England legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) has got lots to learn in the wrapping department: “I am officially useless at wrapping presents. They look as stylish, well-fitting and neat as Lawro’s shirts.”

Darts star Phil Taylor (‏@PhilDTaylor) takes a break from the World Championship to send all his followers the best: “Sorry I cannot reply to everyone but have a great Christmas and new year lots and lots of love and pressies ha ha Phil xxx”

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero ‏(@aguerosergiokun) is looking forward to family time with the Maradonas: “Merry Christmas, everybody! I hope you can enjoy the holidays with your loved ones, it’s the best there is.”

Former Southampton defender Claus Lundekvam (‏@SaintSkipper5) is a natural at playing Father Christmas: “Merry Christmas everyone. Christmas wishes from Santa Claus!”

Celtic manager Neil Lennon (‏@OfficialNeil) has already got his perfect present with a Champions League draw against Juventus this week: “Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas when it comes…I hope Santa is good to you!”

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo ‏(@Cristiano) is typically professional in his greeting: “Merry Xmas for everyone.”

Liverpool midfielder Suso (‏@suso30fernandez) won’t be heading home for Christmas: “Spending Christmas at Liverpool. Really happy to be here and I wanna wish you all Merry Christmas. Have a great time with your families.”

Former Celtic star John Hartson ‏(@JohnHartson10) tells his followers the present he got his wife: “Just reminded my wife that she won’t be getting a present off me this year, told her living with me is like Xmas every day!!”

Finally, England wicketkeeper Matt Prior (‏@MattPrior13) is looking forward to some festive drinks: “It’s nearly 5pm everyone!!! Hope ur all ready for crimbo drinks to start…23 mins and counting! #5pmsomewhereintheworld”

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