Watch how Jason Kelce got a “Shocking” Surprise Visit from Santa while Reading His Daughters a Christmas story

Jason Kelce and Family


The Philadelphia Eagles center read his three daughters ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’.


Jason Kelce and Family

Angela Andaloro is a Parents News Writer at PEOPLE. She has been working at PEOPLE since 2022. Her work has previously appeared on BuzzFeed, Entertainment Weekly, and LittleThings.

Jason Kelce is making holiday memories with his little girls.

In an exclusive clip from the family’s 2023 holiday card photo shoot in partnership with Minted, the Philadelphia Eagles center, 36, reads the classic poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore to daughters Bennett, 8 months, Elliotte, 2, and Wyatt, 3.

Wyatt and Bennett listened, perched on mom Kylie Kelce’s lap, with the infant getting adorably distracted playing with mom’s hair. Elliotte sat on her dad’s lap. In the middle of the picture book, the family is startled as they hear “ho, ho, ho!”

“Oh my gosh! That even surprised dad,” Jason said as Santa approached the family of five.

“I came to see you all,” Santa said, stooping down to make eye contact with the kids.

Jason Kelce and wife Kylie with daughters Wyatt, Bennett, and Elliotte.STEPHANIE BEATTY FOR MINTED

“Oh my goodness,” Elliotte gasped, then collected herself to ask, “Can I have dinosaurs?”

“Well I will do the very best I can for you this year,” Santa said.

Wyatt then chimed in, sharing, “I want Barbie!”

The last scene showed Jason reading his family the last line of the poem, proclaiming, “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”

Kelce family sharing a laugh.STEPHANIE BEATTY FOR MINTED

Speaking with PEOPLE about the magic of the holiday season, the 31-year-old mom of three said the best part is the joy of “getting all of us together in one spot.”

“Throughout football season, we have a lot of situations where, if there’s a big game or something like that, everyone will be in for the weekend, and that’s awesome. Every so often we luck out and get my mother-in-law and father-in-law in at the same time. Sometimes we get Jason’s aunt and uncle,” she said.

The holidays bring a whole new level of joy and fun to what are already memorable get-togethers.

“Really just the prospect of having everyone descend and have as many Kelces and Blalocks, which is his mom’s side of the family, in the house at the same time, is enough to really brighten your day,” Kylie said.

“Because everyone’s so spread out, it’s really hard to get people together. So to get together, sit down, and enjoy dedicated family time — and to get to enjoy delicious food, the food is top of the charts — it’s just the best thing that that we can have.”