Boxing Day history
The first match of Boxing Day took place in England on December 26 1860 when Sheffield won Hall City 2:0.
Years on in 1888 in Everton played two matches on Christmas and on Boxing Day.
In 1889 when Football League was founded Preston North End played a Christmas match against Aston Villa and won them 3-2.
Christmas matches became more famous after World War I and tickets were often given mainly children as a present on Christmas.