NFL Christmas Day Schedule: Who is Playing on Christmas?

NFC Divisional Playoffs - New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles
NFC Divisional Playoffs - New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages

Once upon a time, the NBA was the only professional sports league that broadcasted games on Christmas. That is very much no longer the case as the NFL has fully encroached upon basketball's territory and made Christmas Day into a nine-hour football palooza.

This week the NFL is releasing its schedule for the 2023 season and that, naturally, includes the Christmas slate. So who will play on Christmas whilst wrapping paper litters the floor?

Eagles vs. Giants

That's right. A divisional rivalry and a playoff rematch all in one. The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants will face off on Christmas Day in the 4:30 p.m. ET timeslot.

Chiefs vs. Raiders

The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Las Vegas Raiders in the early timeslot on Christmas Day. It will also double as the Nickelodeon game. We can only hope that Patrick Star chooses to roast Patrick Mahomes as brutally as he did Russell Wilson the same time last year.

Ravens vs. 49ers

The final game of Christmas, Lamar Jackson and his brand-new big contract will take on the Niners in San Francisco at 8:15 p.m. ET. It is anybody's guess who will be playing quarterback for San Fran by this point. Perhaps Kyle Shanahan himself. But if both teams play to their potential it should be a great game and potentially a very meaningful matchup standings-wise.