The Christmas Season and Sports

Everyone knows that Christmas time is meant for friends and family. However, it doesn’t mean that anything goes on hold. You may have vacation plans but the same can’t be said for everyone. There are actually people who still have to work during the holiday season. This goes for a number of professional athletes. This means that you don’t have to worry about missing a game you have been looking forward to. So what sports are actually played around Christmas time? Well, you may be surprised but there are actually quite a few that you can get ready to watch.

You may think that because it is the holiday season, there won’t be any big sporting events. However, you are wrong. Professional sports don’t take breaks during this time. Instead, it continues and they simply take a break another time. This means that fans don’t have to feel as though they are missing out on anything and they are able to watch their favorite athletes on the big screen while relaxing on holiday. The first sport you can look forward to enjoying is none other than football. More specifically American football. That’s right, American football doesn’t take a break just because it’s Christmas.

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Another great sport that has a number of matches lined up during the holiday season is soccer. This will especially be great news for you if you are someone who supports both national and international soccer teams. Lastly, you may find this shocking but if you are into basketball then you will be pleased to know that you can still watch your all-star run up and down on the court because there are a number of basketball games that take place during this time. With that said, you should know that there aren’t really many games that happen on Christmas day, after all, it is an international holiday for most people.

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