It's time to most wonderful time of the year. Yeah, there's the holidays. But there is also the college football bowl season to entertain us. A total of 40 postseason games in the Football Bowl Subdivision are set to take place in December and January.
The action kicks off with the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque. It's the first among five games scheduled for Dec. 15.
The College Football Playoff semifinals will be held on Dec. 29 at the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas, and Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla.
The national championship game will wrap up the bowl season extravaganza on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, Calif.
A rundown of the bowl lineup:
Dec. 15 — New Mexico Bowl: North Texas vs. Utah State, ESPN, 2 p.m.
Dec. 15 — Cure Bowl: Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Tulane, CBSSN, 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 15 — Las Vegas Bowl: Arizona State vs. Fresno State, ABC, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 15 — Camellia Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern, ESPN, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 15 — New Orleans Bowl: Appalachian State vs. Middle Tenn., ESPN, 9 p.m.
Dec. 18 — Boca Raton Bowl: Alabama-Birmingham vs. Northern Illinois, ESPN, 7 p.m.
Dec. 19 — Frisco Bowl: Ohio vs. San Diego State, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Dec. 20 — Gasparilla Bowl: Marshall vs. South Florida, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Dec. 21 — Bahamas Bowl: Florida International vs. Toledo, ESPN, 12:30 p.m.
Dec. 21 — Idaho Potato Bowl: Brigham Young vs. Western Michigan, ESPN, 4 p.m.
Dec. 22 — Birmingham Bowl: Memphis vs. Wake Forest, ESPN, noon
Dec. 22 — Armed Forces Bowl: Army vs. Houston, ESPN, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 22 — Dollar General Bowl: Buffalo vs. Troy, ESPN, 7 p.m.
Dec. 22 — Hawai’i Bowl: Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech, ESPN, 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 26 — First Responder Bowl: Boise State vs. Boston College, ESPN, 1:30 pm.
Dec. 26 — Quick Lane Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Minnesota, ESPN, 5:15 p.m.
Dec. 26 — Cheez-It Bowl: California vs. TCU, ESPN, 9 p.m.
Dec. 27 — Independence Bowl: Duke vs. Temple, ESPN, 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 27 — Pinstripe Bowl: Miami (Fla.) vs. Wisconsin, ESPN, 5:15 p.m.
Dec. 27 — Texas Bowl: Baylor vs. Vanderbilt, ESPN, 9 p.m.
Dec. 28 — Music City Bowl: Auburn vs. Purdue, ESPN, 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 28 — Camping World Bowl: Syracuse vs. West Virginia, ESPN, 5:15 p.m.
Dec. 28 — Alamo Bowl: Iowa State vs. Washington State, ESPN, 9 p.m.
Dec. 29 — Peach Bowl: Florida vs. Michigan, ESPN, noon
Dec. 29 — Belk Bowl: South Carolina vs. Virginia, ABC, noon
Dec. 29 — Arizona Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Nevada, CBSSN, 1 p.m.
Dec. 29 — Cotton Bowl: Clemson vs. Notre Dame, ESPN, 4 p.m.
Dec. 29 — Orange Bowl: Alabama vs. Oklahoma, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Dec. 31 — Military Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech, ESPN, noon
Dec. 31 — Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Stanford, CBS, 2 p.m.
Dec. 31 — Redbox Bowl: Michigan State vs. Oregon, Fox, 3 p.m.
Dec. 31 — Liberty Bowl: Missouri vs. Oklahoma State, ESPN, 3:45 p.m.
Dec. 31 — Holiday Bowl: Northwestern vs. Utah, FS1, 7 p.m.
Dec. 31 — Gator Bowl: North Carolina State vs. Texas A&M, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 1 — Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. Mississippi State, ESPN2, noon
Jan. 1 — Citrus Bowl: Kentucky vs. Penn State, ABC, 1 p.m.
Jan. 1 — Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. LSU, ESPN, 1 p.m.
Jan. 1 — Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Washington, ESPN, 5 p.m.
Jan. 1 — Sugar Bowl: Georgia vs. Texas, ESPN, 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 7 — College Football Playoff title game: Semifinal winners, ESPN, 8 p.m.