CHRIS Brunt believes Albion need to have a positive Christmas period when they play two matches at The Hawthorns in less than a week.
Albion face Everton on Boxing Day and Arsenal on New Year's Eve, and the Northern Irishman hopes they can start to put some points on the board and push their way up the league.
“Christmas is always a tough period. How you do over Christmas normally defines how the rest of your season goes," he said.
"Hopefully we can pick up a couple of decent results and start clawing our way up the table."
Brunt also thinks that there were plenty of good things to take from the Stoke match and that the result could have been different on another day.
"I think there are a few positives we can take out of it and we’re fortunate that we don’t have too long to wait for another game," he added.
“We need to win a game. We took the match to Stoke, we tried to win the game.
“There’s a couple of balls into the box where it hits a head and goes over the bar, hits an arm and goes over the bar and on another day that goes in or deflects or you get a penalty.
“I know it’s an old cliche but when you’re down there things just tend to not fall for you and that’s what happening to us at the minute.
“We need something to fall for us sharpish, but I’m sure it will."