It seems like every holiday always has great games in the professional sports world. We know of Thanksgiving football, Easter baseball, and Christmas basketball. It seems to me that after eating a great meal, there's nothing better than watching some of the top athletes in their respective games compete for the entertainment of us, the fans.
This is by far my personal favorite. There's three great games throughout the course of the day, with the MVP of each getting to dig in to a great meal (above). Thanksgiving football was originated in 1934 by none other than you guessed it, the Detroit Lions, who have played on every Thanksgiving in the last 69 years. The Cowboys have played for 67, missing the 1975 and 1977 Thanksgiving games. From two to three games, Thanksgiving football is one of the best traditions in sports, football fan or not.
The NBA began broadcasting games live on Christmas Day way back in 1947. Since then, it has become one of the most entertaining days in the NBA season, besides the Playoffs. In the past couple years, there has been special one-day-only uniforms.
I'm usually not the kind of guy to evaluate uniforms, but a lot of people have thrown in their word on the 2013 (this seasons) holiday jerseys. I love, to be honest. A lot of people really dislike the short-sleeved jersey idea, but I personally think it's awesome to have a new style of jersey in the NBA.
In all honestly, there's nothing better than family, food, friends, and SPORTS.