Football is a Christmas Tradition

by Kelly Choate on December 24, 2011 at 6:06 am

Gathering around the table and sharing a meal with loved ones is a popular holiday tradition, but there’s one more ingredient added to the mix for some families – the big game.

WHIZ caught up with a group of fans celebrating Christmas Eve at Buffalo Wild Wings in Zanesville.  They were dressed in different jerseys, but all four of them shared the same goal of watching the NFL playoffs unfold.

"When it first opened, it wasn’t nearly as busy, and it was normally your typical Bengals and Steelers, but now you’re starting to see more teams," said Scott Leach.

"You get to spend the holidays with your friends and family," said Linda Leach.  "It’s just nice being able to see everybody’s holiday spirit and watch all the games."

"It’s either this or you have to sit at home and watch "It’s a Wonderful Life" or any of the other 20,000 holiday specials that just aren’t any fun to watch," said Aaron Browning.

"My best Christmas gift would be for the Cowboys to win and make it to the playoffs," said Austin Huff.

These fans have been sitting at the same table every football Sunday for the past five years.