The lads were training as usual on Christmas Day getting set for the visit of Birmingham City on Boxing Day, a trip to West Brom on Wednesday night, Newcastle at home on New Year's Eve before travelling to Manchester City on January 4.
"I think our fans are wonderful," said Head Coach Martin. "It means a lot to see them all at home and at the away matches - even at Middlesbrough they were there again in thousands.
"I want to wish them all a very happy Christmas, a peaceful Christmas and I hope they enjoy the festive season.
"I also hope we can give them what they want on the pitch because it's a very important spell for us."
Martin Jol has passed on his Christmas greetings to our 'wonderful' fans as he prepares for the busy festive period.