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felices fiestas from the team

December 24, 2010

Now updated with videos!

Real Madrid gathered all their players (and one coach) to wish all the fans a happy holiday season, express their desires for the new year and provide some (unoriginal) sound bites.  Iker, Sergio and Mou had the dubious honor privilege of doing it with Florentino Pérez on the day they had the captains lunch.

Iker: the union that exists inside the locker room is the key to achieving success.  The most important thing is the union and the good group that we have.  I hope that all the injured players on the team recover quickly and that the míster will be able to count on the entire squad.

Iker will spend his vacation with his family.

Sergio Ramos: I imagine a magical moment for 2011… I see us winning La Décima and the entire team surrounding the Cup in the Bernabéu, with the fans enjoying the moment.  I hope to start the year on a good foot and with the aspiration to continue working and growing.

Sergio will also send a letter to the Three Kings from Sevilla [Your majesties, please bring me some D&G accessories, a new LV suitcase and a pair of bright yellow pants, the only color missing from my collection…], where he will spend his vacation with his family.

Mou: the team has shown that it won’t have problems with fighting and achieving challenges.  We’re still alive in three competitions and we want to continue like that until the end.  Why shouldn’t we enter 2011 with the hope of doing so?  I would like to help Madrid not only win once, but to start a cycle of victories.

Mou will spend the vacation with his family in New York.

(I’m sorry, but these pictures are so cheesy, and I even tried to choose the least cheesy ones.  They just scream “forced” and “completely posed.”  And whose idea was it to have Sergio sit in the baby chair?  View the rest here.)

Zidane: for 2011, I ask that we win titles.  And for health and happiness.

Iker’s Christmas wishes:

Sergio’s Christmas wishes

Meanwhile, the rest of the team did their part before the team lunch on Monday.  They managed to break up the A team, but the pairings of Cris-Marcelo, Pipita-Garay, the Frenchmen and the Germans proved to be too strong to destruct.  “Success” and “happy” and their variations were the keywords of the session.  Where’s the video?

Cristiano: I want to wish all madridistas a happy year, and I hope that we have a lot of success in 2011.

Marcelo: I hope 2011 is better than 2010.

Watch out for: Marcelo laughing when Cris is talking!

Kaká: I wish you all a lot of happiness and happy holidays.

Albiol: I hope you have a great holiday with your families and that you will enjoy a 2011 full of successes.

Higuaín: Happy holidays to everyone and happy new year.  I hope 2011 will be better than 2010 for madridistas.

Garay: I wish you all have a great holiday season with your families.  Happy new year.

Watch out for: Pipita’s rounder than usual face and his big smile when Garay is talking.

Lass & Benzema: Merry Christmas to all the madridistas in the world and we wish you health.

Watch out for:  Lass’ inability to pronounce “madridista” and don’t watch out for Karim’s thumbs-up.

(Video not on youtube yet).


Xabi: We hope that you all have a great holiday season.  Our best wishes for everything to go well.

Granero: I would like 2011 to start the same way that 2010 ended, and hope that it’s a much more productive year for everyone.

Great job, putting the two intellectuals together!  Watch out for:  Xabi’s moving eyes.

Arbeloa: Happy new year.

Canales: I hope 2011 will be full of successes and that you can enjoy them all with your families.

How cute is Sergio’s little face when he smiles?  Watch out for:  Canales scratching and Arbeloa’s booming voice.

Adán & Mateos: We wish a happy holiday season to all madridistas and hope that the new year brings success.  Enjoy the time with your families.

Watch out for:  Adán’s lack of neck.

Khedira & Özil (expressed in “perfect Spanish”): Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Watch out for:  Khedira’s arm pump of success.

Carvalho: Merry Christmas to everyone.  I hope 2011 brings you health.

Pedro León: Happy holidays to all madridistas.  We hope 2011 will be a year full of successes.

What happened to the rest of the players?

Meanwhile, the various teams that make up the cantera also wished everyone “happy holidays” in this adorable video.  You can see how the team spirit and unity prevail down to the very last team in Valdebebas.  I especially love the rendition of “Campanas de Belén” at the end, and how all the teammates of the Real Madrid C singers rushed in to tease them.

Here are some of the faces you might recognize from the video.

And a very Merry Christmas / happy holidays from me too!  Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my blog!

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69 Comments leave one →
  1. Hala_Madrid permalink
    December 24, 2010 11:35

    Aww the canteranos video was too cute. But how come Morata was not in it? i thought he was a canterano too. By the way i was also expecting a video from the first team, i hope they upload it on christmas. It would be a great present. Any way holidays, madridistas and have a wonderful christmas Una you have been so good to us. Thank you again!

  2. yuyutein permalink
    December 24, 2010 11:36

    Merry Christmas, una! Discovering your blog was one of the luckiest things for me this year! I really do enjoy reading your posts. Hope you continue on for a long long time! Gracias!

    • Deb permalink
      December 24, 2010 13:42

      I couldn’t have said it better!

      Have a very Merry Christmas!

      • Rush permalink
        December 24, 2010 17:54

        Same here! Merry Xmas and Happy New Year, all!

  3. December 24, 2010 11:38

    First things first- Merry Christmas UnaMadridista! Have a nice and happy time!

    As to the wishes from the team -oh my, they are super nice and cute but the video with the captains, Mou and FP and their pictures are more than hilarious. Cheesy is not enough to describe them LOL. I don’t know what they did to Serhio, but I think he managaes to say more sentences without the famous “no”, no?

    Mou looks like a totally different person, maybe because he usually looks so stressed and in the pics he looks calm. And Iker is the Boss. Sexio – oh, sweet as always, what a cutie!

  4. Kim permalink
    December 24, 2010 12:30

    Simply adorable. Una, have a lovely holiday. Thank you for all that you do.

  5. Ploy permalink
    December 24, 2010 12:42

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you too!
    Thanks for all the things you’ve done on this blog (plus con la roja).
    May happiness be with you. And hope that 2011 is the better year for you.

  6. SR421 permalink
    December 24, 2010 12:45

    Ooooooo the first team videos are up!! http://www.youtube.com/user/realmadridcf 🙂 🙂

    • Deb permalink
      December 24, 2010 13:41

      ahhh…you beat me too it! lol Actually, I only saw the one Cris posted on his FB page so thanks for the link to all of them 🙂

      At least it looks like in a couple of the pix the smiles were genuine, like they were trying not to laugh at something. But yeah…for the most part it was definitely choreographed.

  7. Zparklemotion permalink
    December 24, 2010 13:28

    Ahahahaha, OH lord. Those first pictures were cringe-worthy, but in a good way xD
    I love your blog so much, it’s wonderful ❤
    Merry Christmas! 😀

  8. Kristine permalink
    December 24, 2010 13:48

    Una, I just wanted to thank you for this blog, and brightening up my mornings! You do such a great job of capturing the spirit of this team.

    Have a Very Merry Christmas and Joyful New Year!

    And thank you again..you are awesome!

  9. HermosaChica permalink
    December 24, 2010 13:48

    Well, in one of the photos, Sergio started out by sitting on the big boy’s chair, so I wouldn’t dare imagine what happened afterwards.. 😕

    Haha, Cris and Marcelo have got to be the best pairing by far! And judging by the look on Albiol’s face at the start of the video, there’s a slight chance that he might have repeated last year’s *ahem* behavior, lol.

    Aaah, I’m dying to see a video of the bloopers!

    The canteranos video: awww! I especially loved the cute little kid (0:59) with missing teeth! 😀 And the little gem at 2:31, hehe. And “oh Mother, may I?!” at some of the older boys. 😉

    Last but certainly not least, Merry Christmas, Una! You deserve a lot more than just holiday wishes from us. I sincerely hope that the club mail you the players in a giant white box tied with a big blue bow, that’s the least they could do! 😉 Thanks again!

    • Kristine permalink
      December 24, 2010 22:51

      I think they put Sergio lower for the pictures. You can see that they have them scale downward, starting with Iker.

  10. Kristine permalink
    December 24, 2010 13:49

    Oh, one more thing…..Did you see SERGIO being a naughty boy in that video! tsk. tsk. you dirty boy! Merry Christmas to you!

    • Maisoun permalink
      December 25, 2010 03:22

      LMAO! I thought I was the only one that caught that 😛

      • Maisoun permalink
        December 25, 2010 03:22

        Oh whoops skip to 8:56 hahaha

        • HermosaChica permalink
          December 26, 2010 13:42

          LOL! I really don’t know whether to be glad or ashamed of myself for NOT noticing that! 😆

        • Maisoun permalink
          December 26, 2010 18:09

          mmmm…I’d be ashamed Righty 😛

      • nicole permalink
        December 28, 2010 16:20

        hey, what is this video, what did he do?

  11. amouria permalink
    December 24, 2010 13:50

    the most ‘natural’ one is that of chris and marcelo, the rest appear to be so formal…
    Una: thanks for the great blog, and hope it becomes more and more popular in 2011…

  12. Marifer permalink
    December 24, 2010 14:27

    Una thank you so much for all the work you put into this blog. I can’t believe I just discovered it but I am so happy I did. You’re awesome!

    Our players are so adorable. So happy of being a Madridista =)

  13. Saraí permalink
    December 24, 2010 14:31

    ¡¡Gracias Una por todo lo que has hecho este año con ambos blogs!! ¡¡Que la pases bien!! ¡¡Feliz Navidad!! 😀

  14. faith permalink
    December 24, 2010 14:33

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year UnaMadridista!

    Thanks for all your work on your two blogs – they are the best!

  15. Molly permalink
    December 24, 2010 14:41

    Merry Christmas, Una! In 2010, your blog (which I stumbled upon back in June) has become a daily stop for me and turned me into a RM fan.

    Thanks for all the hard work you put into this and Con La Roja. Hope you enjoy your Christmas and best wishes for a fun new year!

  16. Yumi permalink
    December 24, 2010 14:54

    On the germans video, right after Mesut gave his Christmas message is heard a voice shouting “QUEEEEEEE?” And this voice confound the Khedira. I believe this is the voice of Marcelo!

    • HermosaChica permalink
      December 24, 2010 19:26

      Lol! I hadn’t noticed that until you mentioned it! I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Marcelo. I bet he was talking and making faces behind the camera the entire time! He’s probably the one they keep glancing at while they’re trying to deliver their words. 😛

  17. PepperPots permalink
    December 24, 2010 15:01

    Una, thank you for such wonderful 2010 entries!!!
    MALIGAYANG PASKO from the Philippines!

  18. hazrd permalink
    December 24, 2010 15:01

    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

    Thank you UnaMadridista for the hard work put into this and the con la roja blog, it really makes my day reading your posts because I can always expect them to be witty.

    Hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday. 😀

  19. PepperPots permalink
    December 24, 2010 15:08

    LOLOLOLOL at all the videosss.

    Watch out at Albiol’s face! HAHAHA.

  20. andy permalink
    December 24, 2010 15:40

    Merry Christmas Una! 🙂

  21. phiemdu permalink
    December 24, 2010 16:57

    LOL, never have the X’mas photos of Real Madrid fail to crack me up. =) The photos with VIPs like the coach, the president and captains are always always too cheesy and boring to bear ! It’s like they can use the pictures every year, just need to replace the faces of people in there. So glad that we still have the more informal stuff with our jugadores.

    Cris and Kaka win the cutest video last year, now it’s Mesut and Sami’s. I love how Bambi always seems so nerdy. =D He does look proud! I miss Canales on the pitch so much! He’s such an adorable boy. Everyone’s like a big family, d’awwww~ I can feel the joy.

    Merry X’mas to you unamadridista and your family. ❤ You're an angel with this gorgeous blog of yours.

  22. jean permalink
    December 24, 2010 16:59

    Merry Christmas to all of u guys and lets hope that this new year will be even better than 2010:)

  23. December 24, 2010 17:05

    Merry Christmas to you as well!♥
    And thanks for your amazing blog(s).

    Woody*hugs*

  24. Marie permalink
    December 24, 2010 17:08

    Feliz Navidad Una. Thanks so much for your blog! I hope you have tons of health and patience and love to keep doing what you do 🙂
    Mesut(sigh!)…I can’t even put into words what I want to say. I think my big smile says it all. 😀
    So merry Christmas everyone & happy new year! Eat a lot and enjoy your families!
    Hala Madrid!

  25. Lily Montella permalink
    December 24, 2010 17:49

    Merry Christmas to all!!! Wishing Madrid and all Madristas a successful and prosperous new year!!!! We will win some cups I can feel it! Hala Madrid!

    From Lily in Canada! 🙂

  26. Katherine permalink
    December 24, 2010 18:24

    When I was watching these videos, I started to watch one that was “bloopers,” but when i clicked to share it, it said that the video was private and now it appears to have been removed. Unfortunate, too because the little I saw was hilarious! Do you know anything about this? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Una! Your blogs are amazing, and make my day every time you update. Best wishes!

  27. December 24, 2010 18:53

    omg sami and his arm pump of success, LOVED IT lol

  28. Priya permalink
    December 24, 2010 18:56

    AWW they were SO cute! Thanks so much Una!!!

    Although I was disappointed to not see anything like Kaka/Cris’ video last year (that one just pwns all), the Ozil/Khedira one is SO cute. The Cris/Marcelo one was also pretty cute as well.

    Anyways have an awesome holiday!

  29. Katee permalink
    December 24, 2010 20:23

    Happy Holidays, Una!
    Appreciate very much all that you do in keeping,us, Madridistas up to speed in all the latest news. I am looking forward to more news as well as interesting tidbits (not found anywhere else) in 2011.
    And as always…Hala Madrid!

  30. mumblo permalink
    December 24, 2010 20:25

    “Watch out for: Adán’s lack of neck.” That line cracked me up! Thank you for all of your generous postings for Madrid and La Roja. You have given me countless hours of entertainment through the year. Merry Christmas!

  31. December 24, 2010 20:50

    Merry Christmas, Una! Thank you so much for BOTH your fantastic blogs, following football this year would not have been the same without you!

    Much love

    N

  32. Gillian permalink
    December 24, 2010 21:04

    Thank you for this!

    Sometimes, I think Marcelo was born smiling.

    Merry Christmas, Una.

  33. Delicious permalink
    December 24, 2010 21:49

    “And whose idea was it to have Sergio sit in the baby chair?” Hahaha I had to laugh so hard!

    Omg these videos were great! I simply love our Madridistas. But the introduction just annoyed me with that cheesy music.

  34. December 24, 2010 22:00

    Merry Christmas Una! Thank you for no doubt the greatest blog on Earth! ❤ My appreciation for you is like how much Cris loves Kaka ❤
    Merry Christmas and Hala Madrid!

  35. Lulja permalink
    December 24, 2010 23:28

    Omg, this post provides an overdosis of hilariousness for me!
    1. Mou would make a great (and hot ?) barkeeper.
    2. Serhio really always has exactly the same facial expression once it’s about posing for official photos.
    3. Marcelo & Cris = super awww ♥
    4. Nothing-but-shortsleeved-Arbeloa. Even when it’s so cold he has to wear a scarf.
    5. The Boss, aka Xabi Alonso, observing his near environment.
    6. Sami helping out Mesut in vocabulary-issues.
    7. I’m really proud of RM they didn’t crop the not so perfectly adjusted parts of our players’ talks! Thank you!

    Once again, Una, I freaking love you. Happy holidays!

  36. Sunbird permalink
    December 24, 2010 23:38

    Merry Christmas Una!!!!! and a happy new year 🙂
    a big hug to you and all the madridistas out there!

  37. lulu6 permalink
    December 24, 2010 23:49

    OMG I LOVED SAMI AND OZIL… and I can’t stop laughing at some of the guys’ faces when they’re reading the prompter/signs with the greetings, they all look so goofy and cute… WUV ‘EM 🙂
    Can’t believe Canales was scratching O_O

  38. LaBlanca permalink
    December 25, 2010 01:01

    so now wheres the fun video from the first team. you know some strange voices, laughing, misspeakings… just like last year!!!! I want to see it!

  39. LaBlanca permalink
    December 25, 2010 01:08

    feliz navidad y un feliz ano nuevo para ti tambien, Una! Gracias por este sitio y todo el trabajo. Me encanta muchissimo leerlo.

    Espero que van a pasar muchas cosas buenas en el Madrid para escribir aqui.

    Abrazos de Alemania (aqui sí tenemos navidades blancas)

  40. Bekah permalink
    December 25, 2010 02:18

    ¡¡¡Feliz Navidad!!! 🙂

  41. December 25, 2010 02:58

    The cantera video was definately the cutest! Haha, the rest were so formal and awakard. Una, I hope you have/had a great Christmas and also have a great year. I love your blog and I hope you continue it for lots more time.

  42. Ange permalink
    December 25, 2010 04:05

    Why can’t the 1st team do something like the Cantera…I love when they were singing… This was tooo funny!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! 🙂

  43. Siv permalink
    December 25, 2010 05:23

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Una!!! How cute are Oezil and Khedira? Oezil speaks so clearly, it’s lovely to hear him speak Spanish.

  44. emily permalink
    December 25, 2010 06:25

    Feliz N’dad, Una, y prospero 2011, Una. As I sit and sip my coquito, munch chocolatey popcorn and listen to Mr Clause set up the Christmas gift display for tomorrow morning, I reflect on the lovely little gift your readers receive every morning. Whether your reader sits in a boring office cubicle, drives to sales calls or spends the days at home, lifes little drudgeries fade away when the ‘Following’ banner pops up on screen. Madridistas the world over have a little place they can call heaven for about 15 minutes a day (sometimes more!). And it isn’t just for the lovely photos, either, but the witty repartee and honest insight from a long time fan with a good grasp of language. Thanks for all of your effort, Una! Besos! and a thumbs up with a big kooky smile!!!

  45. bbBenz permalink
    December 25, 2010 08:12

    what happen to the Frenchmen? gah i really want to see Lass and Karim’s vid. any way what a cute Xmas greetings from the boys 🙂 and last but not least thanks for the wonderful blog una! Feliz Navid!

  46. LaBlanca permalink
    December 25, 2010 10:43

    haha merry xmas for our players too.
    Pepe let some bells ring 😉

  47. fieryheart permalink
    December 25, 2010 14:29

    Does anyone what’s the name of the boy at far left at 3:42 ?
    He’s so cute !
    I actually laughed at the German boys video. They were kind of awkward but still cute.
    And as anyone else, I would like to thank Una for her dedication and hardwork in stalking and updating this site. Ever since I discovered your site, my life just got more livelier and happier.
    Most of your posts never failed to crack me up and that’s what I love the most !
    Also, Happy Holidays everyone and have a nice festive season 🙂

  48. Lynn permalink
    December 26, 2010 01:02

    I love the videos. I don’t speak Spanish but Cristiano’s Spanish sounds a bit like Portuguese. Does he have an accent?

    • December 27, 2010 05:18

      yeah he does, like the other portuguese speakers ( Marcelo) dont have that accent

  49. Savannah permalink
    December 27, 2010 16:51

    omg, the cantero stol my heart! They’re so cute!! Thank you so much Una!

  50. LaBlanca permalink
    December 27, 2010 18:21

    anyone seen the “tomas falsas”? GOSH I love them so much! Really waited for these! LOL

  51. RealLisa permalink
    December 28, 2010 03:03

    Feliz Navidad Una! Thanks for everything you’ve done for us. Stay creative, funny and positive as always. Don’t lose hope, maybe one day you’ll have Iker for yourself (and I – Sexio) :-). Oh and keep up the excellent work!

    • RealLisa permalink
      December 28, 2010 12:08

      By the way, where’s Di Maria?

  52. Tia permalink
    December 28, 2010 14:13

    Happy holidays to all! Gosh, my German bbs are just so cute! I like when Sami’s done with his greeting, he goes, ‘Yeah, Spanish, I got this!’ 😀

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