Try as we might to steer Rihanna in the exact opposite direction of Chris Brown, it seems our combined attempts are failing; she's got it bad for that boy and there ain't nothing we can do about it. Apparently, the pair have spent a 'happy and content' Christmas together.

The couple - who've succeeded in making headlines week in week out with their on-again/off-again relationship - are said to have taken some time to chill out at his house after hitting up an LA Lakers game together on Christmas Day.

As per, a source said: 'They went back to his place right after the game and chilled out and smoked. They just kicked it real tough and Chris got what he wanted for Christmas and a little more - he took a long a** nap and Rihanna was right there next to him.'

The insider continued: 'It was just him and Rihanna at his crib on Christmas and they did them. They had a quiet green Christmas. She had him all to herself. You know he love her and wants to make her happy on Christmas. It isn't about going out and spending [a lot of] money and trying to be all Hollywood with it - they just want to be together and knock out, wake up, smoke, f**k, and do it all again in that order.'

Lovely. Brown - who is still on probation for beating Rihanna back in 2009 - is said to be 'beyond exhausted' since returning from his extensive Carpe Diem tour in Europe and Africa, and just wanted to enjoy a few quiet days with the 24-year-old 'Diamonds' singer. Awh, the poor poppet, tired is he?

The Diamonds singer posted a picture of them together with the caption 'thug life #merrychristmas' together on Christmas Day.

So whaddaya reckon folks, are we flogging a dead horse here?