2023 NFL Christmas Games: Live, Start time, teams, schedule, How to Watch

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NFL Christmas Games 2023

NFL Christmas games have become a beloved tradition for football fans around the world. Every year, the NFL schedules exciting matchups on Christmas Day, providing an exciting sports experience to enjoy during the holiday season.

Before diving into the specifics of the upcoming 2023 NFL Christmas games, let’s take a moment to explore the rich history behind this festive tradition. The NFL has been scheduling games on Christmas Day since its inception to bring joy and entertainment to fans during the holiday season.

While the NFL stakes their flag on Thanksgiving, it seems the Pro Football League wants to stake a claim on Christmas as well. The league has seen a lot of success scheduling some games on Christmas Day, but this year, the holiday falls on a Monday — which also means Monday Night Football.

The first Christmas Day game in NFL history took place in 1971 when the Dallas Cowboys faced off against the Minnesota Vikings. Since then, NFL Christmas games have become an integral part of the league’s annual schedule, capturing the hearts of football enthusiasts everywhere.

After you finish unwrapping the presents, the NFL has three games scheduled for Dec. 25. Scroll down for all Christmas NFL games.

NFL Christmas Games: Live & Start time

NFL Christmas Games: Teams

Give the gift of football this Christmas with Raiders vs Chiefs, Giants vs Eagles and Ravens vs 49ers.

NFL Christmas Games: schedule

Give This Week 16 Game Day gift of football this Christmas with Raiders vs Chiefs, Giants vs Eagles and Ravens vs 49ers.

NFL Christmas Games

What NFL Games are on Christmas Eve?

Yes! Since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, the NFL slate is packed with games. There are even two Saturday games on December 23.

A total of 10 NFL games will be played on Christmas Eve: Colts vs. Falcons, Packers vs Panthers, Browns vs Texans, Lions vs Vikings, Commanders vs Jets, Seahawks vs Titans, Jaguars vs Buccaneers, Cardinals vs Bears, Cowboys vs Dolphin, and Patriots vs Broncos.

How to Watch NFL Christmas Games Without Cable

This year, the NFL Christmas Day games will be broadcast on CBS & Nickelodeon, Fox and ABC for Monday Night Football. You can watch More cable TV provider, on CBSSports.com & Nick.com, FoxSports.com and ABC.com, or with the Fox Sports, CBS Sports and NBC Sports mobile apps with your cable TV account login.

How to watch NFL Christmas Day games in US

Outside the US? You can stream the NFL Christmas Day game on any of the above streaming services when paired with ExpressVPN. It’s a virtual private network that allows you to access US web servers legally – even if you live in another country – to stream to a smart TV, smartphone, tablet and laptop.

Where to Buy NFL Christmas Game Tickets Online

Want to catch all the NFL action in person? Ahead, you’ll find all tickets for NFL Christmas Day games. Ticketmaster, VividSeats, StubHub, Ticket Liquidator and Ticket Networks offer ticket prices that vary depending on the city and stadium where you want to sit.

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NFL Christmas Games: History

The NFL avoided Christmas for decades. In fact, the season ended well before December 25 in the early years of the league.

From 1943-70, the championship game was played two Sundays after the end of the regular season, but if that Sunday fell on Christmas Day, the league would do what it could to move the game. For example, the 1955 and 1960 championship games were rescheduled to Monday, December 26, due to the holiday.

The NFL played a Christmas Day game for the first time during the 1971 playoffs after the AFL-NFL merger. The Cowboys played the Vikings while the Dolphins played the Chiefs – and that game became the longest in NFL history at 82 minutes, 40 seconds.

There have been 27 Christmas specials in all. Starting in 2020, the league made games on holidays more mainstream.

Here is the leaderboard for Christmas Day attendance for the 2022 season. The list of teams that have never appeared is long: Jaguars, Patriots, Seahawks, Bills, Panthers, Broncos, Commanders and Falcons. The Giants will play their first Christmas game this year.

FAQ

Which teams are playing?

  • 1:00 PM ET: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs (CBS, Nickelodeon)
  • 4:30 PM ET: New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
  • 8:15 PM ET: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers (ABC)

Where can I watch the games?

  • All three games will be broadcast live on their respective networks (CBS, FOX, and ABC).
  • You can also stream the games online through CBS Sports HQ, FOX Sports App, and ESPN+, respectively.
  • If you’re outside the US, check with your local TV provider or streaming service to see if they’re carrying the games.

What are the storylines to watch?

  • Raiders vs. Chiefs: This AFC West showdown features two high-powered offences and a long history of bad blood. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are looking to bounce back from a tough loss, while Derek Carr and the Raiders are fighting for a playoff spot.
  • Giants vs. Eagles: The NFC East rivalry comes to centre stage on Christmas Day. The Eagles are the division leaders, but the Giants have been playing tough lately and could spoil the Eagles’ holiday cheer.
  • Ravens vs. 49ers: This is a rematch of Super Bowl XLVII, and it promises to be another classic. The Ravens are looking to prove they can contend in the AFC, while the 49ers are aiming to solidify their grip on the NFC West.

What are some fun facts about NFL Christmas games?

  • This is the fourth year in a row that the NFL has played games on Christmas Day.
  • The first NFL Christmas game was played in 1948 between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions.
  • The most-watched NFL Christmas game ever was in 2017, when the Dallas Cowboys beat the Oakland Raiders.

No matter who you’re rooting for, the 2023 NFL Christmas Games are sure to be a festive treat. So grab your snacks, settle in on the couch, and get ready for some holiday gridiron action!

I hope this FAQ has answered all your questions about the 2023 NFL Christmas Games. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!

Happy holidays!

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