Your Holiday Card Can't Compete

Kavitha A. Davidson is a former Bloomberg View columnist.
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With Christmas just around the corner, let's take a look back at some of the best, worst and weirdest holiday wishes from the world of sports:

Chicago Blackhawks
The reigning Stanley Cup champions are also the champs of holiday cards, putting out not one but two incredible videos: the first featuring classic holiday songs and the second taking on classic holiday movies.

New York Mets versus New York Yankees
These two cards perfectly embody the differences between these two Big Apple teams. The Mets' now-famous rendition of the holiday classic "Sleigh Ride" is youthful, endearing and hilariously inept, while the Yankees' card is humorless, traditional and focused on aging stars who no longer contribute anything on the field.

San Jose Sharks
This video from the Sharks is nearly nine minutes of athlete-acting glory and innuendo-laden inside jokes. If you've ever wondered about Jamie McGinn's doll collection, watch this now.

Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson might rule the backfield, but unless you're Miley Cyrus, he sucks at giving gifts.
In case you're wondering, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer plays shortstop.

Floyd Mayweather
The eight-time world champion didn't exactly send his best to Manny Pacquiao, instead using Twitter to take a holiday shot at Pac-Man.

Nashville Predators
There's nothing quite like rocking out to some Trans-Siberian Orchestra during the holidays. I'm always amazed at how elite athletes who have perfected physical timing suddenly become uncoordinated when the music starts playing.

Los Angeles Clippers
There are a few goodies on this interactive holiday card, but the standout is a video greeting by elf-versions of Chris Paul, Lamar Odom and Chauncey Billups that look like the nightmares you'd have after falling asleep to "South Park" having drunk too much eggnog.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs are here to remind us of the season of giving -- say, giving back to needy kids or giving wins to needy opponents.

Phoenix Coyotes
You can all just stop trying: National Hockey teams have this whole holiday card thing down pat. Here, the team formerly known as Wayne Gretzky's goes caroling with little more than pucks, sticks strategically placed bells in goal.

National Basketball Association
Not to be outdone, the NBA got together some of its biggest stars to use their athletic talent to make some beautiful music in some ugly jerseys.

Throwback: Houston Rockets
OK, so Hanukkah was technically a month ago, but we should all take some time to marvel at the fact that the Rockets apparently learned nothing from last year's Jeremy Lin-led "Dreidel Song" debacle. Never forget.

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