Edwin van der Sar is happy to play through a packed festive programme - but he would back a short winter break immediately afterwards.
Manchester United's unscheduled exit from the Carling Cup means the veteran Dutch keeper will get a spell in the sunshine next month when the Red Devils head out to Saudi Arabia for a five-day relaxation period immediately after the Premier League trip to Reading on January 19.
It is the latter programme Van der Sar would like to get pushed back by a week, if only to give some weary limbs a chance to recover.
"I don't mind playing Christmas and New Year," he said.
"The only thing I would recommend is that after January 1 there should be six or seven days off.
"If FA Cup could be postponed by a week to allow everyone five or six days to get some rest, that would be great."