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#Christmas

# christmas - Friday 23 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Heading home for Christmas? Here's everything you need to know about Storm Barbara Flight Delays

Heading home for Christmas? Here's everything you need to know about Storm Barbara

There are reports of trees down on some routes, and flights are delayed at all the main airports.

From TheJournal.ie Good news: Santa gets all-clear to fly in Irish airspace Ho Ho Hurray

Good news: Santa gets all-clear to fly in Irish airspace

There were fears Storm Barbara could have interfered with Santa’s travel plans.

11 things Irish mams say at Christmas

Christmastime: When your mam’s Mamness goes into overdrive.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you do Kris Kindle in your family? Siblings This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you do Kris Kindle in your family?

Do you think adult families should concentrate on buying each adult sibling one decent Christmas present rather than everyone buying for everyone?

From TheJournal.ie Do parents get excited about Christmas, just for the chance to relive their own childhood? Back To Reality This post contains a poll

Do parents get excited about Christmas, just for the chance to relive their own childhood?

A new report in The Lancet claims that parents can be guilty of ignoring “the harshness of real life”.

From TheJournal.ie 'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl Lauralynn

'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl

Tara Curran said the family’s spirits were lifted when they received a special gift from hospice staff on Christmas Eve.

# christmas - Thursday 22 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Santa on the Liffey and 1960s Dublin: A look back at Ireland's Christmas past IFI Player

Santa on the Liffey and 1960s Dublin: A look back at Ireland's Christmas past

“Don’t talk about chimneys or reindeer, leave the country or keep up with the trends.”

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Can you name the Christmas movie from a single moment? Quizmas Time

Quiz: Can you name the Christmas movie from a single moment?

Can you place these festive favourites?

From TheJournal.ie A diplomatic Christmas: Ambassadors to Ireland explain what the big day means to them Read Me

A diplomatic Christmas: Ambassadors to Ireland explain what the big day means to them

From mulled wine in markets to lighting the Menorah, three yuletide-loving ambassadors share their festive memories and traditions.

From TheJournal.ie Fake weather: Evelyn Cusack on long-range forecasters, and why you shouldn't trust them Next Month's Weather

Fake weather: Evelyn Cusack on long-range forecasters, and why you shouldn't trust them

Forecasts based on things like moon cycles and the behaviour of animals simply aren’t scientific, Cusack says.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Welcome home: Families reunite for Christmas at Dublin Airport Reunited And It Feels So Good
From TheJournal.ie Brendan O'Carroll makes sure 2,800 families will have Christmas dinner Tis The Season

Brendan O'Carroll makes sure 2,800 families will have Christmas dinner

The cast and crew of Mrs Brown’s Boys have made a “very substantial” donation to the Society of St Vincent de Paul.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Does Santa wrap presents in your house? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Santa wrap presents in your house?

He seems to go along with each family’s traditions but what was yours?

# christmas - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Festive FOMO: 'Nobody is going to take a photo of a singed Christmas ham' Social Media Anxiety

Festive FOMO: 'Nobody is going to take a photo of a singed Christmas ham'

He may have said it over a hundred years ago, but Theodore Roosevelt’s claim that ‘comparison is the thief of joy’ could be more relevant now than ever, writes Amy Plant.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Famous faces bring Christmas cheer to Crumlin Children's Hospital This post contains images

PHOTOS: Famous faces bring Christmas cheer to Crumlin

Over 100 children will spend Christmas Day in the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie The puppy found at Dublin Airport last week has found a new home for Christmas Sneachta

The puppy found at Dublin Airport last week has found a new home for Christmas

The ISPCA recently issued a list of warning signs for puppy farms, adding that pets never make good Christmas presents.

From TheJournal.ie 'It can cost lives': Garda concern about counterfeit toys at Christmas markets Henry Street

'It can cost lives': Garda concern about counterfeit toys at Christmas markets

Many of these toys have not been through the proper safety tests.

# christmas - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

13 things that can be justified by saying, 'Sure it's Christmas'

Merry Christmas everyone.

# christmas - Monday 19 December, 2016

How Terrible Are Your Christmas Food Opinions?

We can tell you.

From TheJournal.ie Evelyn Cusack came in to give us a Christmas week forecast. It might get stormy Storm Evelyn

Evelyn Cusack came in to give us a Christmas week forecast. It might get stormy

A status yellow advisory has been issued. Stormy conditions are likely on Friday.

From The42 Top tips to enjoy Christmas but ensure it doesn't set you too far backwards Column This post contains videos

Top tips to enjoy Christmas but ensure it doesn't set you too far backwards

With so many temptations around it’s difficult to keep your fitness goals in mind, writes David Last.

# christmas - Sunday 18 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Eye-catching creation: The science behind festive Christmas windows Window Shopping

Eye-catching creation: The science behind festive Christmas windows

“To go with a minimal approach to Christmas would be lost in translation and scale.”

From TheJournal.ie Rain, wind and tailbacks: Here's your weather and traffic forecast for Christmas week The Final Countdown

Rain, wind and tailbacks: Here's your weather and traffic forecast for Christmas week

Just a week to go. This might help you plan your shopping trips (and your getaway routes).

From TheJournal.ie Quick Bites: Three super easy dishes that will work anytime over Christmas Venetia Quick

Quick Bites: Three super easy dishes that will work anytime over Christmas

A bit of prep in advance is all that’s required to keep everyone fed and guests impressed, writes Venetia Quick.

# christmas - Saturday 17 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie From not watering trees to overloading sockets - Ireland's top fire hazards at Christmas Highly Flammable

From not watering trees to overloading sockets - Ireland's top fire hazards at Christmas

Three people over the age of 60 died as a result of house fires over the Christmas period in Northern Ireland last year.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Did you go to your Christmas party this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you go to your Christmas party this year?

Mistletoe and wine.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what to do if your broadband speed is wrecking your head Connection Issues

Here's what to do if your broadband speed is wrecking your head

Some parts of the country experience broadband speeds up to 36 times slower than others.

From TheJournal.ie There will be snow during Christmas week Sneachta

There will be snow during Christmas week

In the west and northwest, anyway.

From TheJournal.ie Decoy boxes and old shoes - The best places to hide presents from burglars Hands Off

Decoy boxes and old shoes - The best places to hide presents from burglars

Almost half of Irish people leave their presents under the tree in plain sight.

14 little things to get your auld lad this Christmas

The hardest person to buy presents for.

From TheJournal.ie A bit of festive cheer: People are getting an extra bank holiday just for Christmas in Slovenia Ho Ho Ho

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.

# christmas - Friday 16 December, 2016

The 18 types of people you encounter at every work Christmas party

Merrrrry Chrismuss. *hic*

From TheJournal.ie We're spending less in the shops this Christmas - blame it on Brexit and Trump Empty Wallets

We're spending less in the shops this Christmas - blame it on Brexit and Trump

That’s according to experts Retail Excellence Ireland.