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#Christmas Day

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much Christmas will cost you this year* Money Money Money

Here's how much Christmas will cost you this year*

*According to one survey, at least.

From The42 Heartwarming pics as Premier League stars make Christmas hospital visit Nice Touch

Heartwarming pics as Premier League stars make Christmas hospital visit

Some young kids had their day brightened up.

From The42 Snapshot: Christmas Day swimmers at the Forty Foot and Seapoint Brrrr This post contains images

Snapshot: Christmas Day swimmers at the Forty Foot and Seapoint

This was the day’s main sporting event.

From TheJournal.ie The five-star chef feeding the homeless on Christmas day SOPHIA

The five-star chef feeding the homeless on Christmas day

Sophia House does incredible work bringing people from homelessness to independent living. Their chef Trevor Kearns will cook Christmas dinner for them today.

From TheJournal.ie After the exodus: Eerie Christmas Day photos of empty Dublin streets Ghost Town This post contains images

After the exodus: Eerie Christmas Day photos of empty Dublin streets

Ever wondered what goes on in the capital when everyone’s ‘home for the holidays’? Not much, it turns out…

From TheJournal.ie Minister for Time confirms Ireland is prepared for Santa's arrival Minister For Santa

Minister for Time confirms Ireland is prepared for Santa's arrival

An Garda Síochana, the Defence Forces and Met Éieann have all been mobilised as part of the massive operation to prepare for Santa’s arrival.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí renew appeal for 25-year-old missing since Christmas Day Missing

Gardaí renew appeal for 25-year-old missing since Christmas Day

Paul Byrne was last seen in Rush in Co. Dublin in the early hours of 25 December.

From TheJournal.ie Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital in South Africa Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital in South Africa

The 94-year-old former leader was admitted to hospital three weeks ago for treatment for a recurring lung infection.

From TheJournal.ie Childline received 1,212 calls, texts, and messages on Christmas Day Childline

Childline received 1,212 calls, texts, and messages on Christmas Day

The news comes as Childline – which does not receive government funding – says it is concerned about its finances in 2013.

Merry Christmas from Steve The Cat, and his bum

Santa Claws.

Your Emergency Christmas Spirit Injection Good Cheer This post contains videos

Your Emergency Christmas Spirit Injection

In case of un-festive feelings, break seal by clicking HERE.

From TheJournal.ie My Christmas Day: Boiled meat with the prospect of scorpions Read Me

My Christmas Day: Boiled meat with the prospect of scorpions

Merry Christmas from Maban, South Sudan, where Niamh Fleming-Farrell sends dispatches from the frontline of aid workers there.

Open thread: So, what did yiz get for Christmas?

Did you get an iPad, a book, a lump of coal, or even a lovely hug? Let us know…

From The42 Christmas Day training: A player's perspective Training Day

Christmas Day training: A player's perspective

Don’t forget your shovel if you’re going to festive work.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Christmas Day 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Christmas Day

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day… now with added Steve the Christmas Cat.

From TheJournal.ie My Christmas Day: ‘It’s hard for my heart not to break a little bit’ Read Me

My Christmas Day: ‘It’s hard for my heart not to break a little bit’

Community nurse Deirdre O’Hara describes her day travelling to visit those in need – some sick, and some lonely.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem Christmas Day

Thousands celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem

Meanwhile the Pope led Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican.

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

Poll: Will you attend a religious service today?

In Census 2011, 84 per cent of the population described themselves as Roman Catholic, and there were a number of other smaller Christian groupings recorded too. Does that translate into people in pews on Christmas Day?

Merry Christmas! We hope you're happier than this dog today Christmas Day This post contains videos

Merry Christmas! We hope you're happier than this dog today

Why not kick off the day with some essential dog videos? Oh, and Happy Christmas!

Everyone, QUICKLY, into bed!

Santa has finally reached Ireland!

From TheJournal.ie Funeral for Carlow house fire victim to be held Christmas Day RIP

Funeral for Carlow house fire victim to be held Christmas Day

The 50-year-old victim was yesterday pulled from a blaze at her home by her son but did not survive.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I don’t help people for a ‘feelgood factor’ – it’s just what’s right Read Me

Column: I don’t help people for a ‘feelgood factor’ – it’s just what’s right

Perhaps it was my own tough background that made me want to help others out, but people should put themselves in a homeless person’s shoes, says Tony Kane, a volunteer with Dundalk Simon Community.

From TheJournal.ie Instagram, Gangnam and partridges in pear trees: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Instagram, Gangnam and partridges in pear trees: The week in numbers

How long does a Presidential website last? And how much does it pay to Assemble the Avengers?

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘I try to embrace our family situation at Christmas’ Children

Column: ‘I try to embrace our family situation at Christmas’

Being a single mother can be messy and difficult, but it doesn’t mean that Christmas can’t still be magical for the kids, writes Nessa Toale.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí in Cork investigating Christmas Day deaths Cork

Gardaí in Cork investigating Christmas Day deaths

Two men died yesterday at a house on Rockgrove Terrace in Cork city.

From TheJournal.ie "For me, it's been a pleasure": Anne Doyle reads RTE news for the final time Goodbye

"For me, it's been a pleasure": Anne Doyle reads RTE news for the final time

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, RTE colleagues and members of the public paid tribute to the legendary newsreader in an unexpected moment at the end of Anne Doyle’s final broadcast tonight.

(Video) Christmas Day at the movies: The History of Ireland Christmas This post contains videos

(Video) Christmas Day at the movies: The History of Ireland

Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly’s History of Ireland – all you’ll ever need to know about our fair and troubled land…

From The42 Finally... the basketball gets going again NBA

Finally... the basketball gets going again

It’s go-time! The NBA lockout has ended and today the season will at last begin.

From TheJournal.ie What's on? Christmas TV for every mood On The Box

What's on? Christmas TV for every mood

TheJournal.ie’s roundup of what’s on the box today (even if you’re feeling more Bah! Humbug! than Ho!Ho!Ho!

From TheJournal.ie Are we going to get our warmest Christmas ever? Warm Christmas

Are we going to get our warmest Christmas ever?

The good folk over at Met Éireann are predicting a unseasonably balmy few days.

Fighting over the remote on Christmas Day? You're not the only one

A UPC survey reveals that two-thirds of Irish people won’t get to watch the programmes they want on Christmas Day.

From TheJournal.ie Goodbye: Anne Doyle's last news bulletin to be on Christmas Day Retiring

Goodbye: Anne Doyle's last news bulletin to be on Christmas Day

The veteran and much-loved broadcaster is taking early retirement and will appear on our screens for the last time later this month.

All I want for Christmas… is not this novelty tie Christmas This post contains images

All I want for Christmas… is not this novelty tie

Don’t feel disappointed if you don’t get what you want today – our slideshow of odd Christmas presents show it could be a lot – a LOT – worse…

Happy birthday, Jesus! And 16 other people Happy Birthday This post contains images

Happy birthday, Jesus! And 16 other people

It’s 2010 (-ish) years since the birth of Jesus Christ – but we don’t even know when his birthday was. Not so with this lot.