Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# ho ho ho

All time
Quiz: Is this festive film real or fake?
Test your knowledge of some less well-known Christmas films.
Poll: Is 8 December the start of Christmas?
‘Tis the season… or is it?
No more sitting on Santa's lap as grotto visits move largely online
Want the chance to see Santa without leaving the house? Welcome to 2020.
Should the gifts be wrapped? 8 Santa-related predicaments I'm navigating this year
“How come Santa wrapped Sean’s gifts and not mine?”
Attention readers! Secret Santas will be operating on this December
They’re making a list, they’re checking it twice…
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?
A deep dive into the issues I have with the movie The Santa Clause
It’s 2017, and CD players *still* don’t dispense hot chocolate and cookies.
WIN a magical family trip to Lapland with Sunway Holidays
Tell us about the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received to be in with a chance.
A bit of festive cheer: People are getting an extra bank holiday just for Christmas in Slovenia
“It is time we showed citizens that we can move forward,” said the country’s Prime Minister.
Want to track Santa's trip around the world? You have a few options
And there are a few things you can do while you wait for him to arrive.
This Dublin fetish shop's Christmas window has Santy on a sex machine
It’s the moooost wonderful tiiiiiimme…
This family's ho-themed Christmas card is so wrong, it's right
Gangsta dad in the house.
The little girl in the Cornflakes ad now has a little girl of her own
She also may have been a student at UCC for a while.
The little girl in the Cornflakes ad now has a little girl of her own
She also may have been a student at UCC for a while.
24 tweets about Christmas that will make you laugh out loud
Tesco's self checkouts now say 'Ho Ho Ho' and it's freaking people out
Is this a dream? Or… a nightmare?
Tesco's self checkouts now say 'Ho Ho Ho' and it's freaking people out
Is this a dream? Or… a nightmare?
Santa shows us his favourite letters from Irish children
He’s been getting them for 30 years, you know.
Tis officially the season - Dublin's Christmas lights have been switched on
The lights were switched on on Henry Street on the capital’s northside this evening.
Open Thread: What was the best Christmas present you ever got?
Your first bike, GI Joe and Sindy’s Dreamhouse… what was yours?
My life as a shopping centre Santa
From dealing with disbelieving children to getting kicked ‘where no one should kick Santa’.
This dog from Ennis just got the best early Christmas present
Lucky old Charlie.
Spotted: the greatest council bin collector in Dublin
Louis van Gaal is not looking forward to the Christmas period
“I don’t think it’s good for the football players,” says LVG as United prepare for seven league games in a month.
If you receive social welfare your Christmas Bonus is coming this week
Jobseekers need to be claiming for 15 months to receive the payment.
There are now gingerbread Icebergers in time for Christmas
Sweeeeet candy.
WATCH: Here's how the White House gets decorated for Christmas
There’s even a 300-pound gingerbread house involved…
The Die Hard trailer, recut with bloopers
We want to see a full version.
WATCH: Drunken Santas brawl on the streets of New York City
Why can’t they all just get along?
Christmas 2013 vs Christmas 2006: how they compare
We’re spending less and breaking away from the turkey and ham.
A Definitive Ranking of Christmas Films from Worst to Best
What have we dared to put at number one?
Christmas FM is back on the airwaves at 8am tomorrow morning
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….
Have a cringey Christmas! 10 seasonal greetings from the world of sport
Plus, Mario Balotelli gets amgry while decorating a cake.
Was the little girl from the Cornflakes ad in Mean Girls?
We don’t know… it seems very unorthodox.
Photos: Animals in Christmas hats and outfits
You’re not the only ones who can wear Christmas jumpers you know?
Secret Santa: 14 gift suggestions for our favourite sport stars
We’ve made a list (and almost checked it twice) for your last-minute shopping spree.
Getting the sack -- FC Santa Claus upstaged by elves in 5-a-side friendly
You might say the elves Nick-ed a result (but probably not).
Pic of the day: Paul McShane gets into the Christmas spirit
It looks like the Hull City players have gone all out for the festive season.
Photos: Rockefeller Center Christmas lights turned on (with help from the Muppets)
The lights on the 80-feet tree at Rockefeller Plaza were switched on last night in front of thousands of onlookers.
Ho ho hum? Olly Murs, One Direction and Mrs Brown's Boys on top for Christmas
Look at HMV’s bestseller predictions for Christmas. One Direction calendar anyone?