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# christmas - Monday 4 December, 2017

Irish households to spend an average of €2,654 in the run up to Christmas

Retail Ireland said that cross-border shopping and online shopping from foreign retailers is a big worry for Irish outlets this year.

# christmas - Sunday 3 December, 2017

People advised to 'do their homework' before buying pets online

A pet advisory group has said that there’s increased interest in how to buy pets in the run up to Christmas.

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi

In the first six months of this year there has been €16.6 million gross card fraud.

# christmas - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge BBC may have just released the most emotional Christmas ad of the year Christmas

BBC may have just released the most emotional Christmas ad of the year

This could be the first one to make you shed a tear.

How civil war in the Ukraine and a late frost in Germany affects a Christmas tree grower in Wicklow

The last few weeks in November are always busiest for the nation’s Christmas tree growers, with mass harvesting beginning.

# christmas - Friday 1 December, 2017

From The42 Open Thread: What was your favourite sporting Christmas toy? Late Late Toy Show

Open Thread: What was your favourite sporting Christmas toy?

The Late Late Toy Show is tonight, and we want to hear your favourites?

Tubridy has been getting 'Toy Show ready' by watching Elf and dancing around his kitchen

There will be no international stars featured on tonight’s show but there will be plenty of touching moments.

# christmas - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase

Road deaths are down this year, but gardaí said they will not be complacent in the run up to Christmas.

DSPCA inundated with unwanted pets and it's still over three weeks until Christmas

The DSPCA wants to remind people that their pet is a member of the family and “not a disposable item”.

# christmas - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Christmas FM starts today and brings with it the licence to start getting in the mood

The annual station has become a staple of the festive period.

# christmas - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'Tis almost the season: Christmas FM returns next week - here's how to hear it

The seasonal charity station airs from Tuesday. Here are the frequencies.

# christmas - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge Christmas trees are already being spotted in Irish homes - But is it far too early? Deck The Halls This post contains a poll

# christmas - Sunday 19 November, 2017

New format for Dublin's big Christmas 'switch on' after overcrowding problems last year

Two seasonal processions will take place through the north and south of the city.

# christmas - Friday 17 November, 2017

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping? Tick Tock This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?

There are just 38 days to go.

# christmas - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas - watch the Christmas lights go up on Henry Street Christmas Is Coming This post contains videos

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas - watch the Christmas lights go up on Henry Street

Crews have been fitting the lights around Dublin since mid-October with the lighting ceremony happening 19 November.

# christmas - Friday 10 November, 2017

The John Lewis Christmas ad is here, starring Moz the Monster

The ad features a cover of the Beatles song Golden Slumbers by Elbow.

# christmas - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Poll: How do Christmas ads make you feel at this time of year? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: How do Christmas ads make you feel at this time of year?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# christmas - Friday 3 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge Some details about this year's John Lewis Christmas ad have been leaked Christmas

Some details about this year's John Lewis Christmas ad have been leaked

The soundtrack will honour George Michael.

# christmas - Thursday 19 October, 2017

From The Daily Edge Aldi is selling baubles filled with gin to hang on your Christmas tree More Gin
From The42 Arsenal-Liverpool fixture won't be played on Christmas Eve after backlash from fans Reshuffle

Arsenal-Liverpool fixture won't be played on Christmas Eve after backlash from fans

It was looking like another fixture may have been played on 24 December instead, but Sky have since made their call.

# christmas - Friday 13 October, 2017

From The Daily Edge Calling all fake tan huns - Cocoa Brown is bringing out a '12 Days of Tan' advent calendar Tantastic

Calling all fake tan huns - Cocoa Brown is bringing out a '12 Days of Tan' advent calendar

Why not like? There’s an advent calendar for everything else.

# christmas - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From The Daily Edge Eurgh - Tesco is selling crisps that taste like candy canes Notions Crisps

Eurgh - Tesco is selling crisps that taste like candy canes

We cannot condone this.

# christmas - Friday 8 September, 2017

From The Daily Edge 9 memories everyone has of flipping through the Argos catalogue as a kid Toy Section

9 memories everyone has of flipping through the Argos catalogue as a kid

Sadly, the catalogue could be on the way out.

# christmas - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Brown Thomas opened its Christmas Shop today and here are the photos to prove it

With 130 days to go until Christmas Day, is it time to start the shop?

# christmas - Monday 16 January, 2017

SuperValu wins the Christmas supermarket war

Irish shoppers spent an extra €92 million on groceries over the festive period.

# christmas - Friday 6 January, 2017

'The place went absolutely mad': Family describes scenes after €4.5m Lotto win on Christmas Day

The Cavan family says they’re keeping a low profile.

Today is Nollaig na mBan - what's that all about?

Besides taking down the decorations.

# christmas - Saturday 31 December, 2016

More cooking, fewer interviews: Famous Irish folks on their New Year's resolutions

2016 was a tough year for many – so what are our high-profile citizens looking forward to in 2017?

Breaking plates and binge-eating: People around the world celebrate New Years in different ways

Different cultures have different, odder, ways of ringing in a new year.

Open Thread: What will you be glad to see the back of in 2017?

Brexit? Trump? Celebrity deaths? Tell us in the comments.

# christmas - Thursday 29 December, 2016

From The42 Under pressure: 5 managers who need a big 2017 Need To Deliver

Under pressure: 5 managers who need a big 2017

Gordon Strachan, David Moyes and Mick McCarthy are among those who need to turn things around.

# christmas - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Poll: Are you still eating leftovers? NOM NOM NOM This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you still eating leftovers?

Turkey, ham, brussel sprouts, stuffing … get it in.

# christmas - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Someone in Cavan won €4.5 million on Christmas Eve

A decent Christmas present.

Quick Bites: Sick of turkey and ham? This spiced, perfumed lamb dish is the perfect indulgence

When every day feels like Sunday and the family still craves a roast this is the perfect alternative, writes Venetia Quick.

Poll: Are you going to regift your unwanted Christmas presents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you going to regift your unwanted Christmas presents?

What are you going to do with the presents you got this year?

From The Daily Edge Do You Know What Day It Is Today? Quiz

Do You Know What Day It Is Today?

Any clue?

Look at this gorgeous timelapse showing off Dublin city at Christmas

Creative Design House captures every conceivable angle of the city, with lights twinkling.

# christmas - Monday 26 December, 2016

From lamb carousel to Katie Hopkins: 8 times the Late Late Show had people talking this year

RTÉ’s flagship talk show had a number of stand out moments in 2016.

Looking through old family photos? Here's a simple way of digitising them

Make sure you never lose that cherished photo of you with a bowl cut, giving the peace sign.

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

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