Cheryl Cole has jetted off to enjoy her first ''hot'' Christmas.

The 'Call My Name' hitmaker, who split from her American dancer boyfriend of 14-months, Tre Holloway, over the summer because of long distance and hectic work schedules, has ditched her annual tradition of celebrating the festive period at home in the UK in favour of soaking up the sun on the beach.

The 30-year-old star shared a photograph that shows her lying on a sun-lounger, wearing a black bikini and Aviators, while sipping a creamy cocktail, on Instagram today (24.12.13) with the caption: ''My first hot Christmas. I hope you're all having a lovely Christmas Eve! Kisses..''

Cheryl, who is tipped to rejoin 'The X Factor' next year, also shared her tips for relaxing with her followers on Twitter and urged them to download the gaming app Heads Up, which requires players to guess the word on the card that's on your head from your friends' clues before the timer runs out.

She tweeted: ''If you wanna have a laugh at Christmas you should download the Heads Up! app!! We're all playing it''

The brunette beauty hinted she was feeling down in the dumps before her holiday as she tweeted: ''Why is our news always full of negativity! No wonder so many people feel miserable. Can't they at least report on one good positive story''