What’s On The Telly This Christmas?

Breaking it down day by day

Sitting down in front of the TV with the family is a Christmas tradition many hold dear.

Board games are fun, and family walks are sometimes needed, but really, nothing beats getting cosy on the sofa and bonding with those near and dear over a movie or good TV show.

This Christmas period, there’s plenty on the telly to keep us entertained. Here are the best bits.

Christmas Eve – Saturday the 24th

  • Miracle on 34th Street – RTE One, 1.45pm.
  • Come Dine With Me At Christmas – More4, 6.55pm
  • Deck The Halls – Virgin Media One, 8pm
  • The Great Christmas Bake Off 2022 – Channel 4, 8.25pm
  • Niall Horan’s Homecoming: The Road To Mullingar With Louis Capaldi, – Virgin Media Two, 9pm
  • Father Ted Christmas Special – RTE2, 9pm

Christmas Day – Sunday the 25th

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  • Little Women – RTE One, 4.05pm
  • Home Alone – RTE2, 5.55pm
  • Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special – BBC One, 5.10pm
  • The Great Festive Pottery Throwdown – Channel 4, 7.50pm
  • The Masked Singer: I’m A Celebrity Special – Virgin Media, 8pm
  • Eastenders – RTE2, 9.25pm
  • Mrs Browns Boy’s Christmas Special – RTE One, 9.25pm
  • Gordon, Gino & Fred: Desperately Seeking Santa – Virgin Media One, 10.40pm
  • Love Actually – UTV, 10.45pm

St Stephen’s Day – Monday the 26th

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  • The Sound Of Music – RTE One, 2.40pm
  • Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs at Chistmas – Virgin Media One, 3pm
  • The Chase Celebrity Christmas Special – UTV, 6pm
  • The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year – Channel 4, 9pm
  • The Graham Norton Show – Virgn Media Two, 10pm
  • The Notebook – Virgin Media One, 10pm

New Year’s Eve – Saturday the 31st

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  • Superman 11 – RTE One, 3.25pm
  • New Year’s Eve Party – RTE One, 10.15pm
  • Jools’ Annual Hootenanny – BBC Two, 11.30pm
  • The Graham Norton New Year’s Eve Show – Virgin Media One, 11.50pm
  • Mamma Mia! – RTE One, 12.30am

New Year’s Day – Monday the 1st

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  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – RTE One, 12.55
  • Sunday Night at the Palladium – Virgin Media Three, 6.40pm
  • The Great New Year Bake Off – Channel 4, 7.40pm
  • An Audience With Adele – Virgin Media One, 9pm
  • Mrs Brown’s Boys New Year’s Special – BBC One, 10pm
  • Cooking with the Stars – Virgin Media Three, 12pm
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