Patrick Mahomes has mixed feelings about playing on Christmas Day.
In an interview with Pro Football Talk, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback said he is both “excited” and “a little disappointed” he will miss the holiday with his family because his team has a home game that day against the Las Vegas Raiders.
“I’m excited because you get that standalone [game]. You get to play at Arrowhead [Stadium] at 12:00 [CT],” Mahomes — who shares 2-year-old daughter Sterling and 1-year-old son Bronze with wife Brittany Mahomes — told the outlet Wednesday.
“I mean, everybody’s gonna be just opening presents and getting the food in them and then they’re going to be the happiest they possibly can be, and they’re gonna turn on and see the Kansas City Chiefs playing. So I’m excited about that.”
However, Patrick said there was also a downside to playing on Christmas.
“I’m a little disappointed I’m going to miss Christmas Eve with my kids and Christmas morning and miss Santa coming,” the athlete added.
“But I’ll be able to spend the evening with them and open presents with them then. So, it’ll be a great opportunity. I’m excited for that. We’ll miss the kids a little bit but we’ll celebrate after the game’s over.”
Although Patrick, 28, won’t be able to spend that quality time with his family for most of the holiday, he and his wife, also 28, are making sure their kids are still able to get into the Christmas spirit.
Last week, Brittany — who is now BFFs with Taylor Swift — shared a snap of the family of four posing with Santa Claus.
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“The most wonderful time of the year🤍,” she captioned the post.
While the mom of two and the two-time Super Bowl champion put on their best grin in front of Saint Nick, Sterling and Bronze seemed less than thrilled to be there.
The toddlers maintained serious expressions as they sat on their parents’ laps for the festive flick.
The Mahomes family also posed for a holiday photoshoot with Kim Kardashian’s shapewear and clothing brand, Skims.
Patrick, Brittany and their children smiled as they showed off their cozy red-and-black pajamas.
Brittany and Patrick have been together since they were high school students in Texas.
The couple tied the knot in a lavish wedding in Hawaii last March with Sterling — whom they welcomed in February 2021 — acting as a flower girl for the nuptials.
Eight months after their wedding, the football star and the former soccer player welcomed their son, Bronze.