Kieran Richardson reckons Fulham's festive fixtures could make or break their season.
The Whites go into a gruelling period of three games in just seven days sitting second bottom in the table following a nightmare run of eight defeats in their last nine matches.
Rene Meulensteen's men travel to Norwich City on Boxing Day before making the trip to Hull 48 hours later. They round off their hectic programme at home to West Ham on January 1.
And Richardson says the Christmas period will be vital to their survival bid.
He said: "The next four games are very, very important for us. They're all bottom-half clubs, all winnable.
"We want to take each game at a time, but the next game against Norwich, we want to win that game. It's a must-win for us.
"You've always got to beat the teams around about you. You try your best against the top, top teams, but the teams around you, they're the times when you're picking the points up."