The Complete Slate Of Christmas Day NBA And NFL Games


There was a time when NBA games were the top draw for sports fans on Christmas Day, but the NFL has been rapidly moving to compete, with a program of three high-profile games.

Last year, the NFL rolled out a three-game schedule and even though the games weren't exactly the most impressive matchups, the league still managed to outdraw its basketball competitors. The three football games averaged 21.9 million viewers, more than five times the NBA average of 4.3 million over five contests.

This Christmas, the NFL is likely to do even better, with three Christmas Day games that include Super Bowl contenders in all three matchups, with the evening game previewing what might be a Super Bowl LVIII preview between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.

Here is a rundown of what's available on Christmas Day and where to watch it:

  • NBA: Bucks at New York Knicks: 12 p.m. on ESPN
  • NFL: Raiders at Chiefs: 1 p.m. on CBS
  • NBA: Warriors at Nuggets: 2:30 p.m. on ESPN and ABC.
  • NFL: Giants at Eagles: 4:30 p.m. on Fox
  • NBA: Boston Celtics at Lakers: 5 p.m. on ESPN and ABC
  • NBA: 76ers at Miami Heat: 8 p.m. on ESPN
  • NFL: Ravens at 49ers: 8:15 p.m. on ABC and ESPN+
  • NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns: 10:30 p.m. on ESPN