The last time Town played on Christmas Day was in 1956 when they drew with Southend United at the County Ground in a Division Three South fixture. As was the custom, Boxing Day then saw the reverse fixture being played which ended in a 1-0 Northampton win.
Such a schedule would frighten the life out of some of today's managers who complain about busy festive periods as it is!
The Cobblers overall record on Christmas Day is as follows: Played 21, Won 4, Drawn 6, Lost 11, Scored 34, Conceded 39.
Source: Cobblers Mad