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Nathan VanStippen and his daughter Kendal celebrate her first game at Lambeau Field. "I wanted to give my daughter an awesome Christmas Gift." Rick and Robin Martinek, famous for the documentary "Seven Days To Green Bay," trekked all the way from Prior Lake, Minn., to attend the Vikings contest. When asked their thoughts on the game, Rick exclaimed "The Packers are winning!" Apparel all the way for Pam Monroe, who sports some very unique support! She is pictured with her husband Pat, who attends only once a year. A wild group of Australians on holiday shared part of their season at the stadium. Matt Redman, and friends Billy, Eden, Jackie, Staff, and Luke. The group explained "It's the first time we've ventured out to a game, we should have done this sooner! It's simply the Best Christmas Ever." Tundra Man Jeff Kahlow stands in the Lambeau Field Atrium in all his be-icicled glory. Jordan and Richard Bradfish celebrate, describing the game as "dear bliss," while their Vikings buddy Taylor Steiner (center) pouts over a stinging loss. Bromance Thomas Koonze and Bo Puckett were ecstatic over the Packers win. "It was cold as $^&@, but worth it! Awesome game!" These vivacious women had "the best gift of the year." Sue Schly and Laurie Will brought their god children Sydney and Beth Pieper to this spectacular game. (Vikings fan Victor is casually photobombing.) Green Bay native Lucas Lambert (right) shares the magic of the season on Christmas Eve with Sarah and Harvey Kuehn, father/daughter duo. "I wanted this to be special for my Dad." An extremely enthusiastic fan, cheering for the Packers' first down.
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A wild group of Australians on holiday shared part of their season at the stadium. Matt Redman, and friends Billy, Eden, Jackie, Staff, and Luke. The group explained "It's the first time we've ventured out to a game, we should have done this sooner! It's simply the Best Christmas Ever."

Kelly O’Day
Editor, Packerland Titletown USA
Andrea Goffard photos
Five games into the eight-game stretch we remember as “Run the Table,” the Minnesota Vikings showed up at Lambeau Field to have their season finally killed.

The Vikings had been the last undefeated team in the entire league at 5-0, but quickly dropped off the table. By the time they came to Green Bay in Week 16, their North Division hopes were virtually over, but they still had a dual purpose of earning a wild card bid (with losing help from other contenders) and spoiling the chances of their least-favorite foe – the Green Bay Packers.

But Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson and undrafted rookie Geronimo Allison tore up the Vikings for a 38-13 lead on the way to a 38-25 triumph.

The Packers were the ones to spoil the season, mathematically eliminating Minnesota from playoff contention, becoming just the second team since 1968 to be the sole final undefeated team and miss the playoffs.

Packer fans came out in droves to enjoy the spectacle.

Meet some of the more colorful ones here!

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