Are there any NBA games on Christmas Day? (2022)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks on from the bench during the second quarter of the game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 20, 2022 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks on from the bench during the second quarter of the game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 20, 2022 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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As an NBA fan, there is nothing quite like watching NBA games on Christmas Day. The excitement of the holiday season is already in the air, and adding in the thrill of watching some of the best teams and players in the league go head-to-head only adds to the excitement.

One of the best things about watching NBA games on Christmas Day is the sense of tradition that comes with it. The NBA has been hosting games on Christmas Day for decades, and it has become a beloved tradition for many fans. Whether you are at home with your family, at a friend’s house, or even at a sports bar, there is something special about coming together to watch the games and share in the excitement.

Of course, the actual basketball being played is also a major draw for NBA fans on Christmas Day. The league always schedules some of its most highly anticipated matchups for the holiday, so you can expect to see some of the best players in the league going head-to-head. Whether you are rooting for your favorite team or just enjoying the high-level competition, there is plenty to keep you entertained during the Christmas Day games this year!

Christmas Day NBA games (2022)

  • Philadelphia @ New York – 12:00 PM
  • Los Angeles @ Dallas – 2:30 PM
  • Milwaukee @ Boston – 5:00 PM
  • Memphis @ Golden State – 8:00 PM
  • Phoenix @  Denver – 10:30 PM

There are some great NBA games coming viewers’ way this Christmas, which isn’t entirely surprising given the NBA tends to line up some amazing games each holiday season!

Watching this year’s NBA Christmas games will be easier than ever as well with the games airing on both ABC and ESPN. If you happen to have access to either channel via your cable providers you’ll be able to easily watch them through your TV, though you can also stream the games via options such as FuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu + LiveTV, DIRECTV STREAM, or any other platform that has the network available to watch live.

Which NBA game are you looking forward to watching this Christmas?

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