NFL Christmas Eve Games: Are There Any?

It’s Christmas Eve, and you’re wondering if there are any NFL games on today. Well, we’ve got the answer for you. Here’s a look at the NFL schedule for Christmas Eve.


The National Football League (NFL) is the professional American football league. It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing its name to the National Football League in 1922. This article discusses whether there have been any NFL Christmas Eve games.

What NFL Games Are on Christmas Eve?

Just because Christmas falls on a Monday this year doesn’t mean that the NFL schedule will be empty. In fact, there are four games scheduled for Christmas Eve, giving football fans plenty to watch on Monday afternoon and evening.

Starting at 1 p.m. ET, the Los Angeles Rams will take on the Tennessee Titans. This will be followed by the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Seattle Seahawks at 4:05 p.m. ET. Then, at 8:30 p.m. ET, it’s the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the Houston Texans. Finally, wrapping up the day’s action, the Minnesota Vikings will take on the Green Bay Packers at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Why Aren’t There More NFL Games on Christmas Eve?

NFL Christmas Eve games are a bit of a rarity. In fact, since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, there have only been seven Christmas Eve games in NFL history. And of those seven, only three have been played in the last 20 years. So, why aren’t there more NFL games on Christmas Eve?

There are a few reasons. For one, Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, and the NFL typically doesn’t play regular season games on Sundays. Additionally, many players (and fans) have families and other commitments on Christmas Eve that make it difficult to attend or participate in an NFL game.

So, while there won’t be any NFL games on Christmas Eve this year, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy football on the holiday. You can always watch reruns of classic games or catch up on your favorite team’s highlights. Or, if you’re feeling really festive, you can even bake some football-shaped Christmas cookies!


In conclusion, there have been NFL Christmas Eve games in the past, but there are no guarantees that there will be any in the future. If you’re a fan of the sport and want to catch a game on December 24th, your best bet is to check the schedule closer to the date and see if anything has been announced.

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