To make training camp more fun for the fans, the Buffalo Bills decided to sprinkle in themed days for a handful of practices. Day 4 of camp was the first of these days and the theme was “Christmas in July”. Fans and reporters seemed to enjoy taking pictures and videos of the different ways the organization tried to create a Christmastime atmosphere.
The stands were fairly crowded early Sunday morning and Billy Buffalo was all decked out in a Santa costume:
A couple of fans even felt the Christmas spirit as they attended camp dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus:
One fan recorded a video of the lot outside the facility and you can see someone dressed as Olaf from the Disney movie Frozen and what appears to be a person inside of a giant snow globe:
Always lots of good stuff for the fans at Bills camp but the Bills really went all out for Christmas in July. Nice Job. pic.twitter.com/OuC41GKLfK— Bills and Mets Fan (@billsnmetsfan) July 29, 2018
The fan favorite of the day, however, seemed to be the reindeer. Fans and reporters couldn’t wait to get up close and personal with these furry Christmas animals:
It's day four of #Bills camp and we're already off the rails. Thanks for the idea, @BuffaloWins @JoeBuscaglia— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) July 29, 2018
- Merry Christmas in July
- Reindeer like raisins, they hate cinnamon
- Harrison Phillips moved into a new role [sort of]
- Peterman showing signs of improvement pic.twitter.com/XYhvfXOh2B
There was even a Bills “Christmas” mini golfing area:
Fans didn’t leave empty-handed either as some of them took home these stickers:
Finally, it wouldn’t feel like Christmas without some sort of Die Hard reference. Eddie Yarbrough and Harrison Phillips were asked if they thought the film could be considered a Christmas movie and their responses didn’t disappoint:
If you attended training camp on Sunday morning and have any stories or pictures you’d like to share with us, please drop them in the comment section.