How to watch NFL games on Christmas Day 2023 live online for free—and without cable

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While there was plenty of NFL action on Christmas Eve, the games aren’t over yet.

Six teams will face off on Christmas Day, which might just be the break some people need from all that family time.

Like they were on Thanksgiving, the Christmas Day games are spaced out and don’t compete against each other. So as the kids play with their toys, you can relax on the couch and see if Taylor Swift shows up for the Chiefs games even on Dec. 25.

Here's a look at who's playing today—and several different ways to watch the games.

Which NFL teams are playing this week? And what channels are airing the games?

Here’s who’s playing where and when today. (The home team is listed second.)

Monday, Dec. 25

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1:00 a.m. ET on CBS

New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 4:30 p.m. ET on Fox

Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:15 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN

How can I watch NFL games for free—even if I am out of market?

Call it a Christmas gift from the league. Every NFL game on Christmas can be watched without a cable subscription. The best way to do that (and watch any sort of network programming) for free on a big screen is with a good HD antenna. To ensure you're getting the most reliable signal, be sure to test the antenna in multiple locations in your home.

Can I stream NFL games live online if I don't have a cable subscription?

You sure can. It’s a great way to test out that new TV or router, in fact. Try one of these options:

Peacock

NBC’s streaming service will give you access to several games, including tonight’s contest and all upcoming Sunday night matchups. You can get a seven-day free trial, followed by a $6 or $12 monthly charge. (The free version of Peacock does not include live sports.)

Disney+

Disney's bundle of Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ no longer has a free trial, so you’ll have to pay $15 per month for all three combined (or $25 per month for no ads on Hulu).

Including Live TV in the bundle bumps the price to $77 per month ($90 with no ads).

Hulu with Live TV

The free trial on this service is no longer offered, either. It will now cost you $77 per month.

YouTubeTV

After up to a two-week trial, you can expect monthly charges of $73. YouTube is also now the home of Sunday Ticket. Prices on that service currently range from $300 to $439 for the season, with some current discounts.

Sling TV

Dish Network's Sling lower-tiered "Orange" plan will run you $40 per month. Adding the more comprehensive "Blue" plan bumps the cost to $55 per month. The seven-day free trial has disappeared, but the cord-cutting service is offering 50% off of the first month’s bill.

DirecTV Stream

Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TVNow and AT&T TV, this oft-renamed streaming service will run you $75 per month and up after the free trial option.

Fubo TV

This sports-focused cord-cutting service carries broadcast networks in most markets. There's a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly charges of $75 and up, depending on the channels you choose.

Can I watch the NFL games on Amazon?

Nope. Not today. You’ll have to wait until Dec. 28, the last game Amazon streams this year, when the New York Jets meet the Cleveland Browns.

Does the NFL offer any viewing packages to watch the games I want?

A trifecta, in fact.

NFL App

The NFL App will let you stream games that are being broadcast locally in your market on Sundays. If you want to watch an "out of market" game, you've got two choices.

NFL+

Watch live local and out of market games and (with the premium subscription) replays. There's a seven-day free trial, after which you're looking at a charge of $6.99 per month (including NFL Network). ($14.99 per month for premium, which includes NFL Network and RedZone.)

NFL Sunday Ticket

As mentioned above, YouTube has taken over broadcast duties for this channel, replacing DirecTV. With the current offered discounts, prices on the service (and the optional NFL Red Zone) currently range from $300 to $439 for the season.

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