Last week, the NBA unveiled the new seasonal merchandise that NBA players will wear on Christmas Day.
Ten teams scheduled to play on Dec. 25 will wear the new one-color Winter Court jerseys for the new "BIG: Color" campaign. Then the basketball league came up with a clever idea to promote the new athletic apparel.
Some of NBA's finest players were recruited for their dribbling skills. Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Joe Johnson, Russell Westbrook and Dwyane Wade, together, used basketballs as instruments for a commercial.
In the commercial, all five players bounced balls to a famous holiday tune; they dribbled furiously to create a beat to the classic Christmas song, "Carol of the Bells."
Trey Kerby, a writer for The Basketball Jones, a fan of the new idea, suggested the NBA call the commercial "Carol of the Balls" while USA TODAY writer Mike Foss thought the Knicks jerseys were "ho-ho-rendous!"
The league posted the new NBA Christmas Day jerseys to Instagram on Nov.12. All 10 teams playing on Christmas will wear the special uniforms. The jerseys are available online at NBAstore.com.
Christmas Day is the unofficial start of the NBA season. On Dec. 25 there will be five NBA games played for the 2012-2013 season. Miami Heat will host the Thunders in what is considered a "rematch" of the 2012 NBA Finals. The NBA's two best players, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, will go head-to-head in the third game that day.The four Christmas Day games will be the Celtics at the Nets, the Knicks at the Lakers, the Houston Rockets at the Chicago Bulls and the Denver Nuggets at the Los Angeles Clippers.
Watch Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Joe Johnson and Russell Westbrook dribble the Christmas classic, "Carol of the Bells" in the video below.