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It might be mid-October but we're already looking forward to Christmas Day. But not because of family or food or presents under the tree, but because we all get 12 full hours of non-stop NBA basketball that day.

The release of the Christmas Day schedule is a day fans look forward to in the offseason. And the release of the Christmas Day NBA betting lines is something bettors look forward to. It's become somewhat of a badge of honor to play on Dec. 25. It means your team is worthy of national attention.

Although most books haven't released any of the lines for Christmas Day, FanDuel Sportsbook has a special treat for all of us and has already released its Christmas Day betting lines.

The Knicks are the only home underdog, and rightfully so. They've been blown out on their last few Christmas Day appearances.

Thunder-Rockets pits two of the top Western Conference and NBA title contenders against one another.

Sixers-Celtics is an opening night rematch and a division-rivalry game. Plus, it's two of the top teams in the East, both who have an outside chance to contend for the title.

Finally, Lakers-Warriors, the matchup we all expected and wanted to see on Christmas Day. The prime-time matchup in the prime-time time slot, with all of America watching. LeBron against the champs in his brand new threads.

It will be interesting to see how well the Lakers are doing by Christmas. They might be a team that could compete, or it could be a total blow out. It'll be up to The King and how bright his light shines on Christmas Day.

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