LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  Mark Noble of West Ham United and Manuel Pellegrini, West Ham Head Coach speak during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium on December 04, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

West Ham Fixtures: When, Where & How to Watch Every Hammers Game Over Christmas

It's that wonderful time of year again, when we all get days off from work and Premier League football goes into overdrive. This season, for the last time, is no different as Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham gear themselves up for four games in the space of 11 days. 

Traditionally, the Hammers have a pretty rotten record at this time of year so their good recent form will perhaps provide comfort to even the most pessimistic of supporters. With some winnable fixtures ahead, could this be the year that West Ham enjoy a prolonged period of Christmas cheer?

Here's our guide on how to watch the Hammers over the Christmas period.

1. Watford (H)

Where: London Stadium

When: Saturday 22nd December, 15:00 GMT

How to Watch: Sky Sports Soccer Saturday / BBC Final Score / BT Sport Score

The Hammers will look to get their festive schedule off to the best possible start, but they will come up against a much improved Watford side who themselves will be confident of picking up all three points.

Javi Gracia's side have been a regular fixture in the top half of the Premier League table, having started the season in sensational style with four straight wins. Although they have been unable to maintain such a good start, they have continued to pick up points both home and away, and in Roberto Pereyra, they have one of the league's in-form players.

2. Southampton (A)

Where: St Mary's Stadium

When: Thursday 27th December, 19:45 GMT

How to Watch: Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

Next up on the schedule is a trip to St Mary's, which historically is not a particularly happy hunting ground for Manuel Pellegrini's side. 

One win in nine visits to the south coast says it all for the Hammers, who perhaps will be buoyed by not having to play on Boxing Day this season. The Saints are struggling so far this season though and are very much embroiled in the relegation battle, making this game more than winnable.

3. Burnley (A)

Where: Turf Moor

When: Sunday 30th December, 14:15 GMT

How to Watch: Sky Sports Soccer Special / BT Sport Score

Muscle memory (or the mental equivalent) may be called upon for West Ham's next trip on the road, with November's clash with Burnley at the London Stadium sure to provide fond recent memories.

The Hammers played Sean Dyche's men off the park that day, and perhaps deserved more than the 4-2 winning scoreline that they ended up achieving. Turf Moor won't be an easy to place to go, however, with the Clarets also scrapping for their Premier League lives.

4. Brighton (H)

Where: London Stadium

When: Wednesday 2nd January, 19:45 GMT

How to Watch: Sky Sports Soccer Special / BT Sport Score

The Christmas/New Year fixture bonanza ends for West Ham with a trip back to the London Stadium, and a game against bogey side Brighton.

Chris Hughton's Seagulls have seen off the Hammers in their previous three Premier League encounters, and Pellegrini's boys will undoubtedly be looking to rewrite the history books with a match-winning performance. 

Victory here could be an essential driver to help West Ham fulfil their top ten ambitions come the end of the season.