New York Knicks Christmas Day Game History (All-Time Record and Results)

Isaiah De Los Santos
New York Knicks Christmas Day game history, including all-time record and results.
New York Knicks Christmas Day game history, including all-time record and results. / (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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Christmas and the NBA make a perfect pairing. The holiday has long been a featured part of the league's regular-season schedule, leading to some memorable moments.

One team that's no stranger to Christmas Day action is the New York Knicks. Here's everything you need to know about the Knicks' history on Christmas. 

Knicks Christmas Game History

The NBA made its Christmas Day debut in 1947, and the holiday has been a constant part of the league's regular-season schedule ever since.

The Knicks were part of the inaugural Christmas festivities, playing the Providence Steamrollers on Dec. 25, 1947. New York won that game 89-75, giving the franchise its first-ever win on that date.

The Knicks have been a regular part of the league's Christmas schedule, appearing on the holiday nearly every year. It's no surprise, then, that New York holds the NBA record for most Christmas games played (54) in league history.

New York's most recent Dec. 25th appearance came in 2022, as the Knicks hosted the Philadelphia 76ers to kick things off. Unfortunately New York couldn't get it done in front of its home crowd, falling 119-112. Julius Randle paced the Knicks with 35 points.

Knicks All-Time Christmas Record and Results

The Knicks are 23-32 all-time on Christmas Day. Check out the franchise's full Christmas results below.

  • 1947: Providence Steamrollers 75, New York Knicks 89
  • 1948: Chicago Stags 70, New York Knicks 64
  • 1950: New York Knicks 86, Philadelphia Warriors 84
  • 1951: Fort Wayne Pistons 80, New York Knicks 89
  • 1952: Boston Celtics 84, New York Knicks 97
  • 1953: Syracuse Nationals 80, New York Knicks 89
  • 1954: Syracuse Nationals 101, New York Knicks 109
  • 1955: New York Knicks 87, Fort Wayne Pistons 92
  • 1956: St. Louis Hawks 107, New York Knicks 105
  • 1957: New York Knicks 130, Syracuse Nationals 134
  • 1958: Boston Celtics 129, New York Knicks 120
  • 1959: Boston Celtics 123, New York Knicks 119
  • 1960: New York Knicks 100, Syracuse Nationals 162
  • 1961: Philadelphia Warriors 135, New York Knicks 136
  • 1962: Syracuse Nationals 123, New York Knicks 111
  • 1963: Los Angeles Lakers 134, New York Knicks 126
  • 1964: Baltimore Bullets 114, New York Knicks 108
  • 1965: St. Louis Hawks 131, New York Knicks 111
  • 1966: Chicago Bulls 132, New York Knicks 133
  • 1967: Boston Celtics 134, New York Knicks 124
  • 1968: Philadelphia 76ers 109, New York Knicks 110
  • 1969: Detroit Pistons 111, New York Knicks 112
  • 1970: Buffalo Braves 102, New York Knicks 115
  • 1971: Golden State Warriors 89, New York Knicks 114
  • 1972: Detroit Pistons 110, New York Knicks 113
  • 1973: Capital Bullets 102, New York Knicks 100
  • 1974: Philadelphia 76ers 104, New York Knicks 97
  • 1975: Philadelphia 76ers 103, New York Knicks 111
  • 1976: Philadelphia 76ers 105, New York Knicks 104
  • 1977: Philadelphia 76ers 110, New York Knicks 113
  • 1978: Philadelphia 76ers 109, New York Knicks 94
  • 1979: New Jersey Nets 102, New York Knicks 131
  • 1980: Boston Celtics 117, New York Knicks 108
  • 1981: New Jersey Nets 96, New York Knicks 95
  • 1982: New Jersey Nets 112, New York Knicks 110
  • 1983: New Jersey Nets 110, New York Knicks 112
  • 1984: New Jersey Nets 120, New York Knicks 114
  • 1985: Boston Celtics 104, New York Knicks 113
  • 1986: Chicago Bulls 85, New York Knicks 86
  • 1987: Detroit Pistons 91, New York Knicks 87
  • 1992: New York Knicks 77, Chicago Bulls 89
  • 1994: New York Knicks 104, Chicago Bulls 107
  • 1999: New York Knicks 90, Indiana Pacers 101
  • 2001: Toronto Raptors 94, New York Knicks 102
  • 2009: Miami Heat 93, New York Knicks 87
  • 2010: Chicago Bulls 95, New York Knicks 103
  • 2011: Boston Celtics 104, New York Knicks 106
  • 2012: New York Knicks 94, Los Angeles Lakers 100
  • 2013: Oklahoma City Thunder 123, New York Knicks 94
  • 2014: Washington Wizards 102, New York Knicks 91
  • 2016: Boston Celtics 119, New York Knicks 114
  • 2017: Philadelphia 76ers 105, New York Knicks 98
  • 2018: Milwaukee Bucks 109, New York Knicks 95
  • 2021: Atlanta Hawks 87, New York Knicks 101
  • 2022: Philadelphia 76ers 119, New York Knicks 112

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