Royals marathon to air on Christmas Day

Royals marathon to air on Christmas Day

KANSAS CITY -- FOX Sports Kansas City will fill up your Christmas Day with a Royals marathon featuring the best games of the 2015 World Series championship season.

The 16 1/2-hour marathon will start on Friday, Dec. 25, at 9 a.m. CT and continue until 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 26. It will feature Games 1 and 5 of the World Series, three memorable regular-season games, a one-hour retrospective titled "Take The Crown" and a replay of the championship parade and rally.

Here is the schedule:

9 a.m.
July 12: Royals 11, Blue Jays 10
Paulo Orlando homers in the eighth in this wild preview of the American League Championship Series.

11 a.m.
Aug. 23: Royals 8, Red Sox 6
Royals rally with four runs in the ninth at Fenway Park.

1 p.m.
"Take The Crown"
A one-hour retrospective on the 2015 Royals, hosted by Ryan Lefebvre, Rex Hudler, Joel Goldberg and Jeff Montgomery.

2 p.m.
Sept. 24: Royals 10, Mariners 4
Kansas City celebrates its first division title since 1985.

4 p.m.
"Take The Crown"

5 p.m.
World Series Game 1: Royals 5, Mets 4
Alcides Escobar starts it with an inside-the-park home run, Alex Gordon ties it in the ninth and Eric Hosmer ends it in the 14th.

8 p.m.
World Series Game 5: Royals 7, Mets 2
Royals capture first title in 30 years.

11 p.m.
Royals victory parade and celebration

12:30 a.m.
"Take The Crown"

Of note: The regular-season games were edited to a two-hour window, World Series games to three hours and the parade/celebration to 90 minutes.

Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.