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Fleur-de-Links: Tuesday, December 25 - It's a Who Dat Christmas

Your Christmas Day collection of New Orleans Saints news, analysis, opinion, and whatnot. Today's Headline: Christmas is a slow news day...

Here come the Panthers!
Here come the Panthers!
Joe Robbins


Merry Christmas everyone


And a very special Merry Christmas to our troops that cannot share today w their families. Thank you for your service and we love you!

Merry Christmas everyone

Now back to sleep I go

Saints Christmas graphics for you to share with your family and friends!

Merry Christmas everyone! Have a blessed day and enjoy family and friends. Remember he's the reason for the season!

Curtis Lofton tweets "Remember he's the reason for the season" attaches photo of his dog

Merry Christmas!

": Look what Santa brought this saints fan! " Merry Christmas


"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. -Psalm 118.24"

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Merry Christmas!

I know it's Christmas and all, but the bro hugs are OUT OF CONTROL!

Saints tickets featuring for Christmas? Score! Best Christmas ever!

Happy holidays to everyone!

Received a Saints-themed Christmas gift? Tweet a pic of it to us!

": Lakers vs Knicks hopefully we put a better performance together"Melo gone go ham

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

After 15 games, the are finally averaging 100 yards rushing per game. Eight other NFL teams are not.

Best Christmas ever!

best gift I got this year

I've gotten to the point when Brees goes off like he did Sunday, i'm not surprised. And then I checked - 8 of 15 games w/ at least 300 yards

Merry CHRISTMAS from my Family to yours!! Have a blessed day!!

Christmas (:

Merry Christmas to all. Special shout out on this day to military that can't be w/ fam and loved ones no longer w/ us. God bless!

Merry Christmas! I hope everybody takes the time to tell the ones u love why u love them. May everyone be blessed with health and wisdom.

My brothers here I skyped the Fam I enjoy mi familia much love happiness and joy to everyone on the very merry Christmas

The Carolina Panthers Twitter account retweeted a fan who got a bag of weed for Christmas:

This really is 1 of the best stories on my journey: Shows the luv & support has given. Gr8 xmas read! SG

1 thing love bout christmas n the south is the weather. Kids cn play w/ toys outside instead of waiting til spring! weird havin the a/c run

Got a new nutcracker to add to my collection! Definitely a new favorite!


More on Saints-Cowboys

Forecast: Saints showcase their strengths, weaknesses in win over Dallas |
Ralph Malbrough - The New Orleans Saints 34-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys was as perfect a win as a 6-8 team can have.

Q&A Monday: Vitt, Spagnuolo and Lofton talk Cowboys win |
Transcript of Monday's press conferences.

Character and resolve of 2012 New Orleans Saints has earned them the top spot on coach Joe Vitt's list |
Katherine Terrell - Vitt said he'll be sad to see the season end this weekend.

Drew Brees' passing game against the Dallas Cowboys: Graphic |
Dan Swenson - A look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' 34-31 overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Saints still playing hard despite trials | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - After crashing to 5-8 with a 52-27 loss to the New York Giants on Dec. 9, the New Orleans Saints were for all intents and purposes out of the postseason picture.



New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers: Week 17 scouting report |
Katherine Terrell - Breaking down the Saints and Panthers matchup.

Saints not looking at offseason, playing for .500 this week vs Panthers |
Bradley Handwerger - Don’t tell Curtis Lofton there’s nothing to play for Sunday when the Saints host the Panthers in season finale at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Saints’ aim becomes 8-8 finish | The Advocate
Ted Lewis - Sometimes even Santa can’t deliver what you want. For residents of Who Datville, that means no Saints in the playoffs for the first time since 2008.


From Santa's Sleigh

Merry Christmas New Orleans Saints Fans |
New Orleans Saints players with a special holiday message for their fans!

Mark Ingram Spreads Christmas Joy to Children in His Shoes |
Alex Restrepo - Saints RB focuses on helping children with incarcerated parents.

Our 'Santa' delivers his gifts for 2013 |
Brian Allee-Walsh - Ho! Ho! Ho! Like it or not, it's that time of year again for my annual Christmas presence!

Joe Vitt a Grinch? 'You're not going to enjoy Christmas' |
Gregg Rosenthal - Christmas in the NFL is different.

TMQ's hopes for gifts under each NFL team's Christmas tree |
Gregg Easterbrook - Tuesday Morning Quarterback sends holiday good wishes to my three favorite groups -- space aliens, mega-babes and football enthusiasts.

Video: The 12 Days of Pigskin |
NFL stars and NFL Network talent wish you and your family a happy holiday in this hilarious and heartwarming rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

NFL letters to Santa |
Photo slideshow.

7 NFL players and coaches in need of a Christmas vacation |
Drew Brees makes the list!


V-Roll Roll Call

Video: Joe Vitt Interview |
Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach Joe Vitt speaks with reporters on Monday, December 24, 2012.

Video: Steve Spagnuolo Interview |
Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo speaks with reporters on Monday, December 24, 2012.

Video: Curtis Lofton Interview |
LB Curtis Lofton speaks with reporters on Monday, December 24, 2012.

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