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#Christmas

# christmas - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Christmas FM raised enough money to save the sight of 5,000 people

The figure means that Christmas FM has raised almost €1.5 million since 2008.

# christmas - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Here's how to recycle your Christmas tree and break a world record at the same time

It’s a novel way to get rid of your tree.

# christmas - Monday 1 January, 2018

'You'd get sick of the sight of them': Christmas tree growers are back to work this week

While Christmas 2017 has come to an end for most of us, Christmas 2018 is just beginning for the growers.

# christmas - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Extra €60,000 given to St Vincent de Paul to deal with post-Christmas poverty

A total of €1.4 million has been given to the SVP by the Government this year.

# christmas - Thursday 28 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge 17 things you're probably experiencing in the 'gooch week' between Christmas and New Year's The Gooch
From The Daily Edge What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday Television

What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday

It’s Thursday, BTW. You probably had no idea what day of the week it was before this moment.

Poll: Are you still eating leftovers? So Very Full This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you still eating leftovers?

Turkey sandwiches for days.

# christmas - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

People are more interested in sex around Christmas (according to their web searches)

The analysis shows that people are in a better mood around the holidays.

Nearly 700,000 of us (on average) watched Mrs Brown's Boys on Christmas Day

Soap fans enjoyed an hour-long Fair City on Christmas Day.

House-to-house donations: Public urged to be wary of unregistered charities

The Charities Regulator has received a number of reports of unregistered groups collecting donated items.

Tesco apologises after dozens of UK customers complain of 'rancid' Christmas turkeys

Customers took to social media to complain about their spoiled Christmas dinners.

# christmas - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

'Sales are like a drug for retailers': How Stephen's Day shopping took hold in Ireland

Until about a decade ago, the 26th was a day of rest for retail staff.

Christmas with depression: 'I know I should be happy, but I can't help it. I really can't'

When my depression was at its worst, I used to dread Christmas, writes Abigail McDonnell.

From The Daily Edge Are you heading out for a St Stephen's day session? Pints This post contains a poll

Are you heading out for a St Stephen's day session?

We need to know.

Did you get a drone for Christmas? Here's everything you need to know before flying it

There are a few essential things you need to before you fly your drone.

Irish retailers on course to record best Christmas season since 2007

Despite the positive growth, cross-border shopping has been a big worry for Irish outlets this year.

Unwanted Christmas gifts? Here's a way to donate them to homeless people

The unwanted gifts appeal takes place at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin

Pictures: These brave souls headed out for Christmas Day swims across the country

Hundreds turned out across the country for Christmas Day swims.

# christmas - Monday 25 December, 2017

Column: How to cope with toxic family members during Christmas

Christmas can be a time of great dread when families are dysfunctional, writes Karl Melvin.

From The Daily Edge A top 12 ranking of the best Christmas number ones in Ireland over the past 30 years Number Ones

A top 12 ranking of the best Christmas number ones in Ireland over the past 30 years

Grab another turkey sandwich and get stuck in.

Poll: Are St Stephen's Day sales worth the hassle? Bargains This post contains a poll

Poll: Are St Stephen's Day sales worth the hassle?

The crowds have been out since early morning, but is it worth the trip to a shopping centre today?

From The Daily Edge What time do you have your Christmas dinner at? Christmas This post contains a poll

What time do you have your Christmas dinner at?

1pm or 7pm? Or anywhere in between?

Here's what happened when DailyEdge asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually

Leo Varadkar’s a fan, but are his colleagues? We found out.

Open thread: What message would you like to give your loved ones this Christmas?

If someone – at home or abroad – is on your mind, let them know.

Poll: Will you attend a religious service today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you attend a religious service today?

Many people do, even if they don’t normally attend during the year.

From The Daily Edge 13 photos that truly sum up Christmas in Ireland 10 years ago Irish Christmas

13 photos that truly sum up Christmas in Ireland 10 years ago

So much has changed but is still exactly the same.

Open thread: What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received?

Sometimes we get (and give) brilliant gifts and sometimes they fall wide of the mark.

From The Daily Edge Here's absolutely everything worth watching on telly this Christmas Day Telly
From The Daily Edge What's the most beloved Christmas tradition you have? Traditions This post contains a poll

'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today

A team of Childline volunteers are giving up their own Christmas to offer support to hundreds of children who will need to talk to someone.

'It can be a lonely time of year. That's why I go out working': How it feels to work on Christmas Day

We spoke to some of the people who are getting up early in the morning while the rest of us open presents.

# christmas - Sunday 24 December, 2017

What do they eat around the world for Christmas?

And why do we eat turkey?

From The Daily Edge 8 things that get boring very quickly on Christmas Day Zzz

8 things that get boring very quickly on Christmas Day

Roll on Stephen’s Day.

FactFind: How much sugar does Santa consume in Ireland on Christmas Eve?

Most of us would leave out something for the arrival of the man from the North Pole, but how much does Santa get through?

Knock's Fr Richard Gibbons: 'Christmas is the antidote to humbug, despair and hopelessness'

Christmas is Christianity at its best, it’s the carols and the stories behind them, it’s the cribs, the community at prayer, writes Fr Richard Gibbons.

Listen to this ancient caroling tradition from rural Wexford

Meet the Kilmore carolers.

'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone

This is the seventh year of her #joinin initiative which encourages those who are by themselves on Christmas Day to chat to join the online conversation for some company.

Cooking a turkey? Here's how to make sure you avoid getting food poisoning

Here’s a few handy tips to make sure you don’t make yourself or anyone else sick with the Christmas turkey this year.

Do you want to track Santa's trip around the world? Here are a few options

There are a few things you can do to pass the time before he arrives.

Column: 'I'm facing my second Christmas without my partner, Patric'

Grief doesn’t define who I am but it’s shaped the person I’ve become, writes Jenny Gilleece.

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