Christmas NFL and NBA on ESPN – ESPN is the place to be this Christmas with a massive slate of premium live sport over the holiday period including season defining NFL showdowns, marquee NBA matchups, crunch NBL clashes and more as part of a jam-packed festive lineup.

NFL Week 16 – Cowboys vs Dolphins and Ravens vs 49ers Blockbusters 

NFL Week 16 is the star of the Christmas schedule on ESPN, delivering a massive eight live games as the regular season races to a thrilling climax.
 
The NFL Week 16 schedule is defined by two of the biggest matchups of the season between the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.
 
It remains one of the most hotly contested NFL campaigns in recent memory with playoff positions and divisional titles still yet to be decided.
 
Christmas Day alone has four huge NFL matchups, kicking off at 5am AEDT with the top two in the NFC North colliding – when the Detroit Lions tackle the Minnesota Vikings.

At the same time over on ESPN2, the Seahawks battle the Titans – Seattle still sitting on the playoff bubble and in the race for the post-season.

The headline action is at 8.25am AEDT when the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins meet– two sides towards the top in their respective conferences and very much in the Super Bowl mix.
 
Monday’s NFL schedule concludes at 12.15pm AEDT when the New England Patriots battle the Denver Broncos.
 
Boxing Day continues the sports extravaganza – the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers kickoff at 12.15pm AEDT in a battle between the #1 ranked team in the AFC and the #1 ranked team in the NFC.
 
This one is a potential Super Bowl preview and the most anticipated game of the NFL season so far.

NBA Boxing Day – Five LIVE Games Back-to-Back

Boxing Day is the day for NBA fans with five games back-to-back in a massive hoops marathon LIVE on ESPN – containing over 12 hours of LIVE action.
 
It tips off at 4am AEDT, as Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard lead the Milwaukee Bucks against the New York Knicks.
 
Following at 6.30am AEDT, the Golden State Warriors clash with the Denver Nuggets.
 
The marquee matchup is at 9am AEDT when LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers meet the Boston Celtics in the latest chapter in one of the NBA’s most storied rivalries.
 
Up next at 12pm AEDT are the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat, before the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns bring the curtain down at 2.30pm AEDT.

NBL Christmas – Eight Games LIVE across Six Days

The National Basketball League delivers eight live games from December 22-December 27, headlined by a huge Christmas Day double header.
 
Saturday December 23 sees a clash between #1 Melbourne United and #3 Perth Wildcats, arguably the two form sides of the competition LIVE on ESPN at 8pm AEDT.
 
Christmas night will see the NBL light up ESPN from 5.30pm AEDT as the Tasmania JackJumpers and the South East Melbourne Phoenix do battle.
 
The JackJumpers and Phoenix are locked together on the NBL ladder and can take a major step forward in the battle for NBL playoffs places.
 
Following at 7.30pm AEDT on ESPN, the Sydney Kings renew their rivalry with the Illawarra Hawks.
 
The Kings currently sit second on the NBL ladder, chasing down Melbourne United and they will hope to end 2023 on a winning note.

Christmas Feast of Sport on ESPN –

Friday December 22

11.30am AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz, ESPN
12pm AEDT, OKC Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers, ESPN2
12.15pm AEDT, New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams, ESPN
5.30pm AEDT, New Zealand Breakers vs Sydney Kings, ESPN
7.30pm AEDT, Cairns Taipans vs South East Melbourne Phoenix, ESPN

Saturday December 23

2pm AEDT, Washington Wizards vs Golden State Warriors, ESPN
5.30pm AEDT, Illawarra Hawks vs Tasmania JackJumpers, ESPN
8pm AEDT, Melbourne United vs Perth Wildcats, ESPN 

Sunday December 24

8.30am AEDT, Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers, ESPN
12pm AEDT, Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Chargers, ESPN
2pm AEDT, Adelaide 36ers vs Brisbane Bullets, ESPN

Monday December 25

5am AEDT, Detroit Lions vs Minnesota Vikings, ESPN
5am AEDT, Seattle Seahawks vs Tennessee Titans, ESPN2
8.25am AEDT, Dallas Cowboys vs Miami Dolphins, ESPN
11.30am AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz, ESPN
12.15pm AEDT, New England Patriots vs Denver Broncos, ESPN
5.30pm AEDT, Tasmania JackJumpers vs South East Melbourne Phoenix, ESPN
7.30pm AEDT, Sydney Kings vs Illawarra Hawks, ESPN

Tuesday December 26 

4am AEDT, Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks, ESPN
6.30am AEDT, Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets, ESPN
9am AEDT, Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN
12pm AEDT, Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat, ESPN
12pm AEDT, Monday Night Kickoff, ESPN2
12.15pm AEDT, Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers, ESPN2
2.30pm AEDT, Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns, ESPN
7.30pm AEDT, Cairns Taipans vs Perth Wildcats, ESPN

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