Last Christmas it was Notts County, this time it's Tottenham Hotspur.
What a difference a year has made to Matt Lowton as he prepares for what promises to be a classic Boxing Day clash at Villa Park.
The former Sheffield United right-back talks about his rise from League One to the Barclays Premier League in the programme for the big festive clash - and also reveals his intention to score a few more goals in claret and blue.
The latest issue of the Villa News & Record also includes a centerfold poster of midfielder Ashley Westwood, plus match reports and action photos from the wonderful wins at Norwich and Liverpool.
And as the pantomime season gets underway, Andreas Weimann talks about his very own "Oh no I didn't!" sketch.
Most of the audience found it amusing, but Andi certainly didn't.
Then we have regular columns with manager Paul Lambert, skipper Ron Vlaar and Villa's one-time record signing Stan Collymore - plus a cover shot of Brett Holman.
Our Villa Vault section, meanwhile, looks back at the 2000-01 season, while AVTV's Jack Woodward recalls some cracking Boxing Day games from more recent times.
Be sure not to miss the Boxing Day edition of the Villa News & Record, which is on sale at various points all around Villa Park for just £3.
And for a real treat, look out for our festive five for a fiver. That's a copy of the Tottenham programme, three classic back issues and a Villa Poster Book - normal price £3 - all for just £5.
And if you missed copies of the programme from the games against Arsenal, Reading and Stoke City, back issues from these games will also be on sale at the kiosks.