All is set for a very merry Christmas at White Hart Lane, after Andre Villas-Boas promised his players they would enjoy ‘two or three’ parties over the festive period.

The news marks a reverse of the ban Harry Redknapp had enforced on Christmas bashes three years ago.

Spurs lost a Christmas fixture to Wolves, just four days after Robbie Keane had organised a secret trip to Dublin where players let their hair down.

But AVB is keen to re-introduce the celebrations to boost team-bonding.

He told The Sun, “It’s normal, part of our group spirit. I am not sure if it’s those kind of situations that will affect performances.

“We will try to gather the group, to have dinner and go on from there. We will try to get two or three (parties). I am not worried about what might happen.”

However there will be very little festive cheer at QPR

Harry Redknapp, who arrived as manager two weeks ago tasked with keeping the struggling side in the Premier League, has scrapped plans of a Christmas Party.

The Hoops have failed to win a single match this season, sitting bottom of the table on six points, and former Spurs boss Redknapp could not think of a worse way to ease their relegation concerns than to over-indulge during what will be a critical period of QPR’s season.

Rangers travel to 16th-placed Wigan on Saturday, hoping for that much-needed early Christmas present of a first victory in 2012/13.

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