Another Nickelodeon NFL broadcast is coming to your screens – and this time, it’ll air before the Playoffs.

On Tuesday, Paramount announced details of their Christmas Day NFL broadcast, the Rams hosting the Broncos, on Nickelodeon, which was announced earlier this year.

The Nickelodeon NFL Nickmas Game will be available on Nickelodeon and NFL+, while the traditional CBS broadcast also airs on Paramount+ and the NFL’s digital platforms. Last year’s broadcast crew of Noah Eagle, Nate Burleson, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green, and Young Dylan returns, along with a surprise guest – SpongeBob Squarepants character Patrick Star, voiced by Bill Fagerbakke.

Here’s more from the release.

CBS Sports’ Nate Burleson, Noah Eagle, and Nick star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green (That Girl Lay Lay) are returning to call this year’s collaboration, along with Nick star Young Dylan (Dylan Gilmer, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan) as sideline reporter. SpongeBob SquarePants’ Patrick Star (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) will join the crew from Bikini Bottom to offer live commentary throughout the game.

The Nickelodeon NFL Nickmas Game will feature: a special halftime presentation that includes an exclusive look at Nick’s newest animated preschool series, Rubble & Crew (produced by Spin Master Entertainment), premiering Friday, Feb. 3; brand-new holiday-themed augmented reality; fan-favorite characters on the field; cannons shooting snow, presents and slime; a virtual Nick blimp flying throughout the stadium; and tons of special guests. The production will continue to showcase one-of-a-kind family-friendly content and Nick-themed elements throughout, including guest reporters, original on-field graphics, virtual filters, and more for kids and families.

This was a natural tie-in for the NFL and CBS, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we got a Nicksgiving game next season. The Nickelodeon NFL games are fun, silly, and a welcome addition to the schedule.


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