Having gone on a six-game losing run between September and the beginning of November, Villa have turned it around slightly and have lost just one of their last six, picking up two wins and three draws.
However, a look at their form over Christmas in the last five years makes for a worrying read to those affiliated with the Midlands side.
Aston Villa’s Christmas fixtures in the last 5 years:
They’ve managed just two wins in the festive period in the last five years, and with the one game they had postponed against Wigan in 2010, that makes for a record of two wins from 14 games.
Perhaps even more concerning for Villa is the recent end of year results, as the last two seasons has seen them gain just one point from those six games and they’ve lost the rest.
If the history since 2009 repeats itself then Aston Villa will find themselves very much in a fight to beat the drop once again.
Paul Lambert’s side welcome the in-form Manchester United to Villa Park at the weekend before a trip to Wales to face Swansea City on Boxing Day, and then they host Sunderland in their last game of 2014.
Will Aston Villa comfortably survive relegation this season?