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Full 2021 NFL holiday schedule

The NFL will broadcast its annual tripleheader on Thanksgiving, and will air a pair of games on Christmas Day. We break down the holiday schedule this year.

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The NFL released the 2021 NFL schedule, and the holiday slate of games are out. Three game will be held on Thanksgiving Day as usual, and two more will be featured on Christmas Day.

The first two Thanksgiving NFL games will be hosted by the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys as they are every season. Detroit will open the day with a game against the Chicago Bears, while the Cowboys will play the Las Vegas Raiders. In the nightcap, the Buffalo Bills will play a road game against the New Orleans Saints as football fans fight to stay awake on the couch.

After you’re done opening presents on Christmas Day, the Green Bay Packers will host the Cleveland Browns in the afternoon followed by a game between the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals.

Your annual guide to avoiding the family during the holidays can be seen below with the Thanksgiving and Christmas Day slate of NFL games.

Week 12

Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving)

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m. ET | FOX
Las Vegas Raiders at Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. ET | CBS
Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints, 8:20 p.m. | NBC

Week 16

Saturday, Dec. 25 (Christmas)

Cleveland Browns at Green Bay Packers, 4:30 p.m. ET | FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
Indianapolis Colts at Arizona Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. ET | NFL Network