Spend Christmas Eve with the Royals

Hoping for a Royals jersey on Christmas Day? Maybe a new Royals cap?

To help you have visions of Royals players dancing in your head as you drift off to sleep on Christmas Eve, Fox Sports Kansas City will replay five of the best 2012 Royals games.

The 10½ hours of baseball will start Dec. 24 at 12:30 p.m. with a replay of Royals Rewind: Season Review, a 30-minute look at the 2012 season.

At 1 p.m. will be the start of the five games from this past season.

Here are the games that will be shown:

1 p.m.: May 3, 2012:

Yankees at Royals. The Royals take a 4-1 lead behind Danny Duffy and hold on after great plays by Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer in the 9th for a 4-3 win.

3 p.m.: June 14, 2012:

Brewers at Royals. Jarrod Dyson scores the game winner in a wild 9th to give the Royals the sweep.

5 p.m.: June 17, 2012:

Royals at Cardinals. Billy Butler crushes a pinch-hit homer to tie it in the 9th and the Royals win it in the 15th.

7 p.m.: Aug. 19, 2012:

White Sox at Royals. Jeremy Guthrie carries a no-hit bid into the 7th. The "hit" he allows was a controversial one to say the least.

9 p.m.: Aug. 28, 2012:

Tigers at Royals. Royals score eight vs. Tigers ace Justin Verlander, and Mike Moustakas knocks in the go-ahead run in the 8th.

| Pete Grathoff, pgrathoff@kcstar.com