No, there's no real reason for this. Most of the Boxing Day fixtures (and hands up who saw the handwringing "they'll have to train on Christmas Day!" blog on the Guardian site the other day? Players training on Christmas Day is something everyone knows about and accepts!) will probably be cancelled if the next wave of snow hits as expected - Scunthorpe v Preston, Tranmere v Wednesday and League Two games at Accrington Stanley, Bradford, Macclesfield and Stockport have gone already. The second best player in the world, Mario Balotelli, has been dropped because Mancini thinks he's grumpy. McClaren won't be sacked by Wolfsburg. Liverpool want Robert Huth.
No, the real reason for this isn't in the Beeb gossip list at all. It turns out Billy Davies has been pairing up with Tommy Sheridan: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/2010/12/24/nottingham-forest-boss-billy-davies-joined-tommy-sheridan-in-swingers-orgies-claim-two-women-86908-22804398/