Ranking the 10 Best Christmas Day Games in NBA History

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Ranking the 10 Best Christmas Day Games in NBA History
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If you're anything like me, you spend most of your Christmas Day trying to avoid awkward social interaction with relatives you barely know while desperately attempting to sneak away and watch basketball. 

Unfortunately for me, my family demands my undivided attention for most of the day, including the 5 p.m. ET headliner at which time I will undoubtedly be eating a dinner so early it should probably be called lunch. 

But that doesn't mean you won't get to watch basketball. Christmas Day has become to the NBA what Thanksgiving is to the NFL: their marquee regular-season date. Whether it's an NBA Finals rematch or a chance to put two big-market rivals head-to-head, Christmas has always been a sure bet for some great basketball.

Even bigger are the pregame storylines, the hype alone usually makes the headline game the undisputed marquee matchup of the year.

With that being said, here are the 10 biggest Christmas Day games in NBA history. 

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