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Kid has epic reaction after receiving Bulls tickets for Christmas

Kid has epic reaction after receiving Bulls tickets for Christmas

Well, this is pretty awesome. 

For Kyle Travis, a 13-year-old Bulls fan from Wheatfield, Indiana, the only thing on his Christmas list was tickets to attend his first Bulls game ever. 

Wish granted. 

His mom, Beth, and his papa surprised him with four seats to the Dec. 29 game against the Pacers, and even included a sweet Michael Jordan Toon Squad jersey. 

You need to watch Kyle's epic reaction after opening his gift in the video above. 

The rebuilding Bulls won't play on Christmas Day for the first time since 2009

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The rebuilding Bulls won't play on Christmas Day for the first time since 2009

You won't need to schedule Christmas Day mass or dinner around the Bulls this year.

For the first time since 2009 the Bulls won't play on Christmas, a stark reality that this year's team is in for a long season.

The Bulls are 13-8 all-time on Christmas Day, and had won three of their last four games on the holiday.

But an offseason that saw Jimmy Butler dealt to the Timberwolves and Rajon Rondo leave in free agency meant little room available on national TV, despite the Bulls touting the league's third biggest TV market. Here's a look back at the Bulls' history on Christmas Day.

It also, of course, means for now that Dwyane Wade won't be playing on Christmas. Wade ranks second on the all-time Christmas Day scoring list and had played on each of the last eight Christmases. If he isn't bought out (more likely) or traded (less likely), he'll have the day to himself for the first time since 2009.

Here's the complete Christmas Day schedule (central time):

76ers at Knicks
Cavalaiers at Warriors
Wizards at Celtics
Rockets at Thunder
Timberwolves at Lakers