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

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

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

As they were on Thanksgiving, the Christmas Day games are spaced out and do not compete against each other. So while the kids are playing with their toys, you can relax on the couch and see if Taylor Swift will be showing up for Chiefs games even on December 25th.

Here’s an overview of who’s playing today and a few different ways to watch the games.

Which NFL teams are playing this week? And which channels are broadcasting the games?

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

Monday, December 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 PM ET on ABC and ESPN

How can I watch NFL games for free – even if I’m out of market?

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

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

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


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


Disney’s bundle of Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ no longer has a free trial, so you’ll have to pay $15 a month for the three combined (or $25 a month without ads on Hulu).

Including live TV in the package raises the price to $77 per month ($90 without ads).

Hulu with Live TV

The free trial period of this service is also no longer available. It will now cost you $77 per month.


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

Sling TV

Dish Network’s lower-tier Sling “Orange” plan will cost you $40 per month. Adding the more comprehensive “Blue” plan increases the cost to $55 per month. The seven-day free trial is gone, but the cord-cutting service is offering 50% off 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 cost you $75 per month and up after the free trial option.

Fubo TV

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

Can I watch NFL games on Amazon?

no Not today. You’ll have to wait until December 28, the last game Amazon is streaming this year, when the New York Jets take on the Cleveland Browns.

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

A trifecta actually.

NFL app

The NFL app will allow you to stream games that are being broadcast locally in your market on Sundays. If you want to watch a game outside the market, you have two choices.


Watch live local and out-of-market games and (with the premium subscription) replays. There’s a seven-day free trial, after which you’ll be charged $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 the broadcasting duties of this channel, replacing DirecTV. With the current discounts offered, prices for the service (and the optional NFL Red Zone) currently range from $300 to $439 for the season.

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