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Best of the Christmas sport to show in the pub

By Liam Coleman , 22-Dec-2016
Last updated on 23-Dec-2016 at 10:05 GMT2016-12-23T10:05:31Z

NFL action: the only live sport on TV on Christmas Day is American Football
NFL action: the only live sport on TV on Christmas Day is American Football

Customers are going to need very little encouragement to get into the pub over the festive period but here is the sport that can bring in some extra trade over the coming week.

NFL: Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers (25 December, 8.30pm) - Sky Sports 1

If you're opening the pub on Christmas Day evening, you may as well make the most of what live sport is available on Christmas Day. And after all, what could be more festive than a solid three hours of gridiron action?

Football: Boxing Day Premier League matches (26 December, 12.30pm) - Sky Sports 1

As festive as seconds of Turkey and a Baileys-induced hangover, Boxing Day football is an iconic part of the Christmas period. This year sees two live matches on TV that can bring customers into the pub for food that isn't turkey sandwiches. Watford's visit to Crystal Palace gets the day going at 12.30pm and Manchester City go east to Hull City for the 5.15pm kick off.

Darts: World Darts Championship (27 December - 30 December, 1pm and 7pm) - Sky Sports Darts

The massive Christmas party in Alexandra Palace gets going again in the days between Christmas and the new year. As the new year approaches, we will start to see the world's best players go head-to-head as the knockout stages of the tournament get going.

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