Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot wants the Magpies to follow the example set by other Premier League relegation candidates and turn their form around.
Rafael Benitez's side lost 1-0 at Arsenal on Saturday as their winless league run stretches back to October 21.
Mesut Ozil scored a superb volley to settle a close game in favour of Arsenal and hand the Gunners a much-needed victory in their quest to finish inside the top four.
Newcastle, promoted as Sky Bet Championship winners, have much more modest ambitions as they look to survive.
Four successive defeats have left the club in the bottom three, with takeover talks still rumbling on in the background.
But Elliot believes other clubs who are enjoying an upturn in results can show Newcastle the way, as they look to get out of trouble over the festive period:
Arsenal had not won in December until Ozil's spectacular volley proved enough to earn them three points on Saturday.
Manager Arsene Wenger made just one change from the side which was held to a 0-0 stalemate at West Ham as club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette returned in attack.
That meant a second successive Premier League start for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, with the 20-year-old now wanting to use the Newcastle victory as a marker heading into Christmas.
Wenger was suitably impressed by Maitland-Niles and has backed the England Under-21 international to make a name for himself at the Emirates Stadium in years to come.
"I believe he is the future," he said.
"He can play left back, right back, central midfield. Of the three positions, maybe the least natural for him is left back, but he adapts very quickly and is a good defender."