Social Media Roundup Holiday Edition: Richard Hamilton Rides the Gingerbread Train

Don't miss this week's best holiday season athlete posts on social media platforms

Each week with the help of Rouse Social, STACK scours the social accounts of the world's best athletes to bring you their most interesting posts. This week, athletes gear up for the holidays—decorating, giving back, dressing in ugly sweaters and getting really creative with "Elf on the Shelf'."

41. Adam Harrington


Each week with the help of Rouse Social, STACK scours the social accounts of the world's best athletes to bring you their most interesting posts. This week, athletes gear up for the holidays—decorating, giving back, dressing in ugly sweaters and getting really creative with "Elf on the Shelf'."

41. Adam Harrington

40. Eric Decker
Caption: 'Tis the season!

39. Ana Ivanovic

38. Steve Smith
Caption: I had the honor to host the @ravens 10th annual holiday helpers event @target tonight and just had a blast we killed it.. me and my man Aaron in batman robes.
#stevesmithsr #ravens #playlikearaven #agent89 #purplebirdgang #ravensnation

37. Cleveland Cavaliers
Caption: Today, Whoville turned into "Qville" as players read "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" to Lorain City Schools students. #AllForOne

36. DeMarcus Cousins

Caption: Love seeing all the smiles on the kids faces. Next year I'll rock the full santa cuz suit! (LINK TO FULL EPISODE IN MY BIO)

35. Shawn Johnson Caption: Done wrapping!!! I have glitter and tape stuck to every inch of my body #paperonpaper #christmas

34. Jason Pierre-Paul Caption: My signed game worn cleats are going out today. Happy Holidays

33. New York Knicks Caption: #Tape21 an I just kicking it with the kids!!!

Caption: @colea45 having some fun at the @nbacares #SeasonofGiving Holiday Shopping Spree!

Caption: @carmeloanthony lending a hand at the @nbacares #SeasonofGiving Holiday Shopping Spree!

32. Paul Pierce

31. Kam Chancellor
Caption: This is what community impact looks like...a warehouse full of gifts. Thanks again to everyone - especially the 12s - for supporting my holiday toy drive. We won on EVERY level this weekend. Feels good... #kamcaresfoundation #impact #winnerscircle #gohawks

30. San Antonio Spurs
Caption: Jeff, Patty and Coyote spend some time at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio. #NBAcares #GoSpursGo

Caption: "It's amazing to see how excited the kids get to see the Coyote." -Jeff Ayres

Caption: Jeff Ayres with the assist. #NBAcares

29. Mike Vick
Caption: I had a great time at the Harlem Boys & Giris club with my family.. Special thanks to everyone who supported. #V1

28. Minnesota Timberwolves
Caption: Had a great time shopping with the youth today!
#Repost @bdasports with @repostapp. @zachlavine8, @shabazzmuhammad15 and @22wiggins helped surprise children from the Minnesota Adoption Rescue Network with a $500 shopping spree. They helped them shop for clothes, toys and school supplies at the downtown Minneapolis #Target store! #SeasonOfGiving #TWolves

Caption: On Saturday, Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young and his Young for Youth Foundation took part in the annual Thad-A-Clause event. This time, the event was in the Twin Cities. Here are some of our favorite photos from the day!

27. New York Jets
Caption: Serving up dinner and holiday cheer at @foodbank4nyc in Harlem last night #thankful2give

26. Washington Wizards
Caption: Had a great time giving back with my people doing Family to Family @_bb3_ @johnwall @rasualbutler8 @trp14 #nbacares

25. Vernon Davis
Caption: The school play is tonight. Great job son. #rainorshineimthere

24. Thomas Robinson
Caption: Pick a boo earlier wit the lil homie at Doernbeacher Children's hospital great experience earlier today! #troblovethekidslol

23. Nick Young


22. DeAndre Jordan Caption: Thank You!

21. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

20. Hanley Ramirez
Caption: Gracias mi compadre @lamelaza_7 pero no voy a. no baba,,, alefu

19. DeSean Jackson
Caption: Repost !! From @bigu1 great event We put on 4 the ppl during the holidays !! Great turn out !! #CrenshawDistrict

18. D.J. Swearinger
Caption: Methodist hopital visit yday with toro and mike mo was a great deal and felt great seeing smiling faces!..... #Giveback #Christmas #jungleboi #36

17. Houston Texans
Caption: It was all smiles when the #Texans rookies took 30 kids from the Houston Texans YMCA & Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston on a holiday shopping spree at Academy this morning. Thank you, rookies! #TexansCare

16. Denver Broncos
Caption: #BeAChampion 
Had a great time today shopping with the kids from the boys and girls club.. Thanks for bringing me along @julius_thomas #givingback #holidayseason

15. Taylor Lewan
Caption: Best christmas gift ever! A onsie with feet! I couldn't have been any happier @carnold_10 #NoBadDays

14. Toronto Raptors
Caption: Absolutely incredible gesture from Kyle Lowry this morning, as he surprised 35 local kids with a Toys R Us shopping spree! #NBACares #KLowAssist #NBABallot

13. Mason Plumlee
Caption: Sweater game crazy @marshallplumlee40 @mplumlee9 #Christmas #family

12. Seattle Seahawks
Caption: Ringing bells to help the Salvation Army! #12s4Good

Caption: Thank you to all my incredible teammates that came out to support Blanket Coverage Christmas giveaway. @doug_baldwin_jr @earl_thomas29 @bambamkam @bwagz54 @bwalt19 @deshawnshead @jus_showoff

11. Oklahoma City Thunder
Caption: Kevin Durant delivers a holiday surprise to more than 50 kids at @PositiveTomorrows, school for homeless children in OKC. Gifts for all!

Caption: VIDEO; Kevin Durant buys and delivers Christmas gifts for kids at @PositiveTomorrows school for homeless. "To see them excited and smiling. It makes my day."#surprisevisit

Caption: Kendrick Perkins led students from Earl Harris Elementary in Bethany in a special, Holiday Assist Reading Timeout. Perk read "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" to first- and second-graders. Reading Timeouts are presented by American Fidelity, and Holiday Assist by Cox. More video coming to

10. Sonny Gray
Caption: What do y'all think about this tree topper?

9. Richard Hamilton
Caption: Gingerbread train coming to a station near you. #Holdat #HolidaySpirit

8. Spencer Hawes
Caption: Hawes-a-Claus was a blast. Thank you so much to all our military members and their families for their continued sacrifice. We are the land if the free because of the brave.

7. Michelle Wie
Caption: Love these kids @bradgehlosu @d_paw #WiezyNikeHolidayParty #naughty #nice

Caption: Oooooh...someone is being naughty! #WiezyNikeHolidayParty #walltwerk @nikegolf

Caption: Still bitter #WiezyNikeHolidayParty #GoTrees @kim_borton

Caption: Happy Holidays y'all #RockinAround #WiezyNikeHolidayParty @hallyleadbetter @jamiekuhn

Caption:Chuck Mistletoe #WiezyNikeHolidayParty

6. David Price
Caption: Jelly stone!! With the family and yogi berra!!

5. Ohio State Football
Caption: Santa and his elves stopped by this morning to greet the players before practice

Caption: Merry Christmas!

4. Eric Weddle

3. Johnny O'Bryant III via Larry Sanders
Caption: Happy holidays @bucks fans from @noir_caesar

2. St. Louis Cardinals
Caption: Holliday is getting ready for Spring Training- less than 2 months away! #HollidayElfOnTheShelf #ElfOnTheShelf

1. Jonathan Goodwin
Caption:Guess Melvis (that's what the chaps named him) has been observing me also. #epsomsaltbath #noididntusethetwistedpeppermintsoap #gottogetthoselegsright #day3comingup #theelfontheshelf @alnessa

Caption: Melvis decided to be naughty tonight. Teepeeing the staircase. #day4 #theelfontheshelf @alnessa

Caption: Looks like Melvis made some friends. #cardparty #spades #day5 #theelfontheshelf #happyholidays @alnessa

Caption: #melvis #snacking #sneaky #theelfontheshelf #happyholidays #day9 @alnessa

Caption: This guy! #melvis #ziplining #happyholidays #theelfontheshelf #day10 #thisguyknowshowtohaveagoodtime @alnessa

Caption: Do you want to build a snowman? #Frozen #Disney #TheElfOnTheShelf #Day11 @alnessa

Caption: Melvis is Grrrrrreat #TheElfOnTheShelf #FrostedFlakes #Day12 @alnessa

Caption: Look at this ninja! All he had to do was ask. #melvis #ninja #krispykreme #day13 #happyholidays #theelfontheshelf @alnessa

Caption: That Krispy Kreme tore Melvis' stomach up. Ha, that's what he get

Caption: Someone's stomach is feeling better! #melvis #day15 #theelfontheshelf #happyholidays

Caption: #Repost @alnessa with @repostapp. 
Raphael, I meant Melvis, left some goodies for the boys to enjoy over the Christmas break. #CowabungaDude #TheElfOnTheShelf #NinjaTurtles

Caption: Meanwhile back in Louisiana Melvis called 1-800-flowers and had the flowers delivered to the house instead of the North Pole. Poor fella must be missing his girlfriend or he could just be in the dog house. #day16 #theelfontheshelf @alnessa

Caption: Melvis told me I needed to be taught a lesson for forgetting to post a picture of him last night. #iwastired #heissovain #heusedalltheprinterink #thisninja #day18 #yallmissed17 #hewasinthefireplace #mybad #theelfontheshelf #happyholidays

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