NFL and CBS have something special for Christmas Day


The one NFL game (Chicago at Green Bay) on Christmas Day will be on NBC, but CBS is giving football fans something to watch as well. “NFL Holiday Spectacular” is a one-hour production of CBS Sports and the NFL airing at 3:00 pm ET on Sunday, December 25th.

The Christmas Day program, which is produced by Intersport and NFL Films, features memorable and historic NFL moments that capture the holiday spirit. According to the NFL, the special “provides viewers with their football fill on a Sunday afternoon void of NFL action” before the NBC “Sunday Night Football” game kicks off at 8:20 pm ET.

Ian Petrella, the beloved character “Randy” from the classic holiday movie “A Christmas Story,” guides the audience on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Viewers will be treated to classic sound bytes from coaches and players, such as Tony Dungy, Devin Hester, Herm Edwards, Joe Flacco and Tim Tebow; a look back at the greatest wintry moments in NFL history; countdowns of the best and worst holiday greeting cards; and the items that top players’ and coaches’ holiday wish lists.

For a preview of Sunday’s CBS Sports program, click here for the official trailer.

“NFL Holiday Spectacular” will have an encore broadcast at 9:00 pm ET on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31 on NFL Network.