In the final month of 2015, a year that had proven to be very good to Palace, it was announced that the famous final day at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday had been voted as the club's Moment of the Decade as part of the 110 year anniversary celebrations.
Ahead of the next Premier League game against Everton, Alan Pardew's side were handed another FA Cup tie at St Mary's against Southampton for the second season in succession, and at Goodison Park Scott Dann once again popped up with a goal on Merseyside as the Eagles claimed a point which lifted them into the top six of the table.
The Palace manager was aiming to solidify his side's status in the upper echelons of the table, saying: “In the context of the game a draw was a fair result. If we can go on and win this weekend we’ll have a chance to establish ourselves in sixth place so it’s another great opportunity for us.”.
He got his wish as Southampton were beaten by a single goal at Selhurst thanks to Yohan Cabaye's effort, with the Frenchman revealing: "When my chance came I just tried to get in to the box and direct it on goal and luckily it went in.”
With Christmas fast approaching, the squad paid a visit to the Junior Eagles party and a local hospital to spread goodwill, and just before the Stoke City game news broke that the club had finalised new investment from David Blitzer and Josh Harris.
The good news kept coming for Palace as a couple of hours later they were celebrating a third win in four games after Chung-yong Lee's wonderful long-ranger late in the day at the Britannia Stadium claimed the points, with the South Korean delighted to make an impact: "I think it's my best goal in the Premier League. I only had 10 minutes to do something, but I wanted to score. I was a little bit lucky, but I'm happy with this result."
WHAT A GOAL!!!! CHUNGY! 2-1 PALACE. pic.twitter.com/1GSt6HYLJz— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) December 19, 2015
The traditional Boxing Day game saw a 0-0 draw with Bournemouth before the same scoreline was recorded in SE25 a few days later as Swansea City came to town, but after the match on-loan striker Patrick Bamford revealed that he would be returning to Chelsea early, prompting Pardew to say: "He knows this is a little bit of a step up from the Championship, but there is nothing to suggest he can't make that. I wish him all the best for the future."
But as the year came to a close, Joel Ward summed things up perfectly when he noted: “For the whole club it’s been an amazing year. The gaffer has come in and changed a lot. He’s brought confidence, organisation, attention to detail. It has been a crazy season, and we’ve just been going about our job quietly and making sure we’re doing all we can to put ourselves in a good position.”