If you’re like me, the joy you get out of Christmas is buying things for other people and seeing their reactions when they open them. It’s like they always say, “’Tis better to give than receive.”

Well, you can potentially give yourself a gift this week with the $20,000 NBA Christmas Parlay from BetOnline Sportsbook. This is technically a free parlay contest, but you will have to meet a minimum bet requirement in order to qualify. But, let’s be honest, you were going to bet all five Christmas Day games anyways.

The December 25 games are the New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat at 12 p.m. ET, the Golden State Warriors vs. Milwaukee Bucks at 2:30 p.m. ET, the Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics at 5 p.m. ET, the Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers at 8 p.m. ET, and the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Those are five interesting games spread across ESPN and ABC to follow throughout the day. With families not really getting together to celebrate the holidays this year, this would be a good excuse to just sit on your couch and let the kids play with their new toys.

Here’s how the $20,000 NBA Christmas Parlay works:

– It is a free contest entry

– Pick the spread and total for all five Christmas Day games

– Bet at least $25 on all Christmas Day games to qualify for the prize

– $20,000 prize if you are correct on all 10 picks

– If no one goes 10-for-10, each entry that picked all five spreads OR all five totals correct gets $100

– If multiple entries go 10-for-10, the prize pool will be split equally

You have to enter your picks into the Christmas Parlay section under Contests. Then the onus is on you to bet at least $25 on each one of the games to ensure that you meet the criteria to qualify for the prize money. Straight wagers only. Parlays do not count.

You can either bet the spread, total, or money line of each game or you can engage in live betting. Whatever you do, it just has to be $25 on each one of the five games. You can even split up your bets with $15 on the spread and $10 on the total, vice versa, or make $25 worth of live wagers.

If you correctly get all 10 picks, YOU need to email contestwinner@betonline.ag to claim your prize by Monday December 28, 2020. Put “Christmas Parlay Winner” in the subject line and include your user name.

Pushes are losses. If any games are canceled because of COVID or another situation, the contest will have the remaining games, but the prize pool will be reduced by 50%. If two or more games are canceled, the contest will be canceled.

Here’s the best part:

If you don’t have an account at BetOnline Sportsbook, you can sign up for one between now and the first NBA Christmas Day game to join the fun. When you deposit, you’ll get a 100% Deposit Match Bonus and even more special offers are available if you deposit with Bitcoin.

While this gift from BetOnline Sportsbook won’t be wrapped and sitting under the tree, it could bring some serious tidings of comfort and joy this holiday season.