Not even the craziest storyteller could have scripted a more fitting end to Shane Warne's Test career than what occurred during the 2006 Boxing Day Test.
Shane Warne joined an exclusive club of Victorians, with Hugh Trumble, Jimmy Matthews, Lindsay Kline, Merv Hughes and Damien Fleming, when he claimed a hat-trick in the 1994 Boxing Day Test.
Dennis Lillee steaming in and knocking over West Indian superstar Sir Vivian Richards on the final ball of the opening day of the 1981 Boxing Day Test is one of the most memorable moments at the ground.
The largest second day crowd (75,700) at a Boxing Day Test was treated to a 279-run partnership between Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden that batted Australia into a winning position against England.
There have been few better matches played at the MCG than the 1982 Boxing Day Test.
Virender Sehwag delivered one of the most breathtaking innings seen in Australia when he pummeled 195 on the opening day of the 2003 Boxing Day Test.
Controversy hit the 1995 Boxing Day Test when umpire Darrell Hair called young Sri Lankan spinner Muthiah Muralidaran for throwing.
Brett Lee burst onto the international scene with a five-wicket haul in his Australian debut in the 1999 Boxing Day Test.
When number 11 Glenn McGrath entered the crease in the 2005 Boxing Day Test, Michael Hussey was on just 27.
When the last wicket fell two hours later, Hussey was 122 and had scored one of the most thrilling centuries at the home of cricket.
Proud Victorian Bill Lawry and Ian Chappell put on the highest partnership in Boxing Day Tests in 1968 when the duo combined for 298 runs.