Off-Day Watch 12/25: Happy, merry, etc.
You should probably be drinking eggnog or something right now.
The Kings didn’t bless us with any funny holiday videos or attempts at acting or singing this year — which, honestly, is for the best; despite being in the home of the entertainment industry, we all know most of these guys couldn’t act their way out of a paper bag — but I suppose they did give us four points and two thrilling overtime wins on their road trip, which is enough of a Christmas present, if you ask me.
From everyone at the LA Kings, happy holidays! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jnixn2UDzy— LA Kings (@LAKings) December 24, 2018
While you’re all off opening presents and throwing wrapping paper at each other and contemplating the Christmas ham, or whatever it is people actually do today — listen, I’m sitting at home with my cats writing about sports, okay — we’ve compiled a glimpse at the fun things that teams across the hockey world are doing to celebrate the day.
First, a glimpse at some vintage holiday cards from the Minnesota North Stars:
North Stars 1970's yearly Christmas Cards were amazing pic.twitter.com/ELvtAarndH— Vintage MN Hockey (@VintageMNHockey) December 24, 2018
The Golden Knights put together a bilingual Christmas message with a Haula-based pun, so that’s a winner:
The guys wanted to pass along some Haula-day wishes today 🤗 pic.twitter.com/UEAEs5SdUO— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) December 24, 2018
The Rangers trot out a good looking dog and a good looking goalie to celebrate the day:
Happy Paw-lidays RangersTown! #NYRPupOnAPath pic.twitter.com/UOHjukzpzq— Ranger (@NYRangersPup) December 24, 2018
#NYR @HLundqvist30 spent a day speading Blueshirt cheer with @bauerhockey meeting Rangers fans on the streets of NYC, giving out gifts, and surprising @NYPD10Pct! #TheGameIsAGift pic.twitter.com/bBIpfjMGrQ— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) December 24, 2018
The Senators might be, uh, the Senators, but their media team is killing it this year:
It's Turbo Time!— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) December 24, 2018
Go behind the scenes at our recent casting call to reboot the 1996 Christmas classic Jingle All The Way. pic.twitter.com/aKEQFiff2A
Want some AHL players trying to sing? Of course you do. Here’s the Milwaukee Admirals:
The Ohio State men’s hockey team talks about their favorite Christmas things:
🎁🎬🎶 Here's to holiday music, movies and gifts, and time with family and friends!— Ohio State Men's Hockey (@OhioStateMHKY) December 24, 2018
Happy Holidays Buckeyes!#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/r8yafO9eWw
A holiday greeting from the CWHL:
The CWHL and the @InfernoCWHL are wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! pic.twitter.com/aHw7Imc691— CWHL (@TheCWHL) December 25, 2018
This year’s holiday outing didn’t involve Nick Bjugstad dressing up like Mrs. Claus, but the Florida Panthers still delivered some holiday cheer:
The #FlaPanthers visited some local South Florida children's hospitals to spread smiles & holiday cheer. pic.twitter.com/Vu9w9SXmiD— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) December 24, 2018
The Buffalo Beauts (Julianna Iafallo sighting!) team up with the National Lacrosse League’s Buffalo Bandits for their take on A Christmas Story:
Hey @NLLBandits, we triple dog dare ya! pic.twitter.com/8FwfbB7kLW— Buffalo Beauts (@BuffaloBeauts) December 21, 2018
Of course, PK Subban never disappoints:
Trust me... SOUND ON for this one! Holiday Surprise 2018 is here! Thanks to my #BluelineBuddies @ryanseacrest @ryanfoundation @lilyaldridge @kingsofleon @rjosi90 @ABitetto7 #FilipForsberg @predsnhl @predsfoundation @hopitalchildren @vumcchildren @PKSF1 & everyone who supported! pic.twitter.com/RZDHdf3rSH— P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) December 21, 2018
And the Pittsburgh Penguins go above and beyond every year, too:
Welcome to Holiday Essentials 101 👨🏫⁰— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 21, 2018
The class where hockey players are teachers and no one gets an A. pic.twitter.com/JtXQI9KBIS
The Wild have trapped their mascot, which seems inadvisable:
Merry Christmas from 🎅 Santa @NordyWild & the #mnwild family 🎄🎄🎄🎄 pic.twitter.com/GrP5V5MzxJ— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) December 25, 2018
It’s Mr Steal Yo Coal pic.twitter.com/7uQxZsfZ1s— Gritty (@GrittyNHL) December 25, 2018
Let us not forget what this holiday is about pic.twitter.com/nVIoMuwUxD— Andrew (@realandrewhight) December 25, 2018
Merry Gritmas! pic.twitter.com/0Fo5O2PJge— Kate Frese (@KateFresePhoto) December 25, 2018
And finally, an anxiety-provoking Christmas carol from the NHL:
Have you seen a fun hockey holiday video that we’ve missed? Leave it in the comments for everyone to enjoy.
From all of us at Jewels from the Crown to all of you, we wish you the best of Christmases, the most happy of winter seasons, or simply an excellent December 25th. We wouldn’t be here without all of you, and are so glad you’re here with us on the roller coaster that is the 2018-19 Los Angeles Kings.