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#Christmas

# christmas - Today’s News

No faking it: The art of growing a real Christmas tree

The Kavanagh family has been selling trees since the 1950s.

Five Irish Christmas brews — reviewed by people who don’t normally do this sort of thing for a living

“I’m more of a wine snob… I’ve never tried being a beer snob before.”

QUIZ: How prepared for Christmas Day are you?

Is it time to start panicking yet?

Opinion: 8 things I’ve learned about Christmas since having kids

Before kids, Christmas was about nights out as much as nights in – and about finding the perfect sparkly dress for the office party.

From The Daily Edge 10 things you’ll only understand if you’ve worked retail at Christmas time Christmas Wrapping
From The Daily Edge 7 people going out of their way to ruin your Christmas shopping Slow Walkers
From The Daily Edge This dog from Ennis just got the best early Christmas present Ho Ho Ho
Poll: Where are you buying your Christmas presents this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Where are you buying your Christmas presents this year?

Are you buying your gifts from the comfort of your couch?

Christmas is not an excuse for delays: State told to find teenage girl in care a place to live

The solicitor for the Child and Family Agency wanted the case adjourned until January.

Heading out over Christmas? There might be rogue taxi drivers about

Taxi groups are calling for more enforcement of regulations.

‘There’s nothing more horrendous’ – Watch out for burglars after your Christmas gifts

It can happen to anyone but there are things you can do to make it more difficult for burglars to rob you.

# christmas - Yesterday’s News

From The Daily Edge This little pug has beautifully parodied All I Want For Christmas Is You Pug Life
From The Score Leinster’s game-sealing try tonight was an early Christmas present from Connacht Smackdown

Leinster’s game-sealing try tonight was an early Christmas present from Connacht

Matt Healy was trying to keep the game alive, but he killed it.

From The Daily Edge 10 bizarre festive foods that will put you off your Christmas dinner Chrimbo
From The Daily Edge Irish people taste eggnog… in slow motion White Custard

Irish people taste eggnog… in slow motion

“It’s like custard, but white”.

From The Daily Edge 7 strangely impressive Christmas tattoos Tatts Nice
From The Daily Edge Town’s Santa learns sign language so he can speak to little girl who is deaf Santa Sign

Are you on medication? Here’s why you probably shouldn’t drink this Christmas

One reason is that it certain medication can put you over the legal limit for driving if you mix it with alcohol.

From The Daily Edge 6 brilliantly Irish nostalgia gifts for Christmas Retro

6 brilliantly Irish nostalgia gifts for Christmas

The Fridge in the Denim Jacket!

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From The Score Celtic star offers to buy Xmas gifts for 5-year-old whose house was burgled Generosity

Celtic star offers to buy Xmas gifts for 5-year-old whose house was burgled

Thieves stole thousands of pounds as well as a Ford car from the home of Hearts fan Michael Wright.

From The Daily Edge Is today your last day at work before Christmas? Here’s why you’re a lucky sod Job Well Done

Is today your last day at work before Christmas? Here’s why you’re a lucky sod

We probably don’t need to tell you why. But you need to know anyway.

From The Daily Edge 9 adorable Santa letters from Irish kids

9 adorable Santa letters from Irish kids

We got a sneak peek at some of Santa’s mail.

# christmas - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From The Score Fore! It’s the gifts the golfer in your life would love this Christmas Getinthestocking

Fore! It’s the gifts the golfer in your life would love this Christmas

And not one mention of John Daly’s trousers.

From The Daily Edge 14 pets who are just SO done with Christmas Stop The Madness

14 pets who are just SO done with Christmas

Cute, but crying inside.

From The Daily Edge 7 times when it is perfectly acceptable to cancel your plans Not Tonight Pal

7 times when it is perfectly acceptable to cancel your plans

Sometimes cancelled plans are the best plans.

From The Daily Edge People are confusing wrapping with rapping Hit It

Hoping to ‘get lucky’ over the last big Christmas party weekend? Maybe read this first

STI clinics have seen a spike in ‘panicked’ office workers seeking appointments.

From The Daily Edge Girl inhales slice of turkey in record time Turkey Slurpee

Girl inhales slice of turkey in record time

That’s quite the talent.

Caught cold: 20,000 fake Frozen dolls seized in Dublin

They could hardly let THAT go…

From The Daily Edge Irish lad goes to amazing lengths to surprise his family for Christmas Usa To Ireland
From The Daily Edge Spotted: the greatest council bin collector in Dublin Ho Ho Ho
From The Daily Edge Ah nothing, just some penguins in tiny Santa suits Pengweng

Ah nothing, just some penguins in tiny Santa suits

As if penguins could get any cuter.

“I should be looking forward to Christmas but it seems like a mountain I have to climb”

Christmas can be turned into more of an ordeal than a celebration due to loneliness, financial worries or relationship breakdowns.

# christmas - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 signs it’s definitely time to leave the work Christmas party Christmas Time
From The Daily Edge Uh oh. Santa’s been arrested for climbing a giant horse statue Bad Santa
From The Daily Edge 6 quick and easy tips to make wrapping presents a bit easier So Wrapit

6 quick and easy tips to make wrapping presents a bit easier

Wrapping doesn’t have to be a pain.

From The Daily Edge It’s a Christmas miracle! 13 puppies stolen from pet shop recovered by police Dognapping
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The New York Times is all praise for Ireland AGAIN

Last week the paper reported that Dublin was ‘like walking into a Christmas card’ – this week it says we have ‘one of the most beautiful views in the world’. Nice one.

From The Daily Edge Here are the top 10 toys Irish kids are asking Santa for this Christmas Most Wanted

Here are the top 10 toys Irish kids are asking Santa for this Christmas

Santa’s elves have analysed letters coming from Ireland.

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