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# Christmas Lights

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# christmas countdown
It's officially Christmas time... the lights in Cork and Dublin got switched on
Is that Christmas cheer in the air…
# Christmas is all around
7 Christmas feelings you'll never grow out of
Whether you’re 9 or 95, those Christmas feelings are always the same.
# the auld sod
7 sights that make coming home to Ireland special at Christmas
There’s just no place like home.
# keep her lit
Can your Christmas lights compete with these brilliantly decorated Irish homes?
Baby you light up my house like nobody else.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about Stephanie Meehan of Priory Hall, murder charge in Mayo, and the Roma child removed from her family in Tallaght.
# LEDs
Christmas lights are no longer causing a spike in electricity consumption
According to lighting manufacturers, it’s due to the increase in the numbers of LED lights being used.
# flip the lights
Woman uses Christmas lights to give her neighbours the middle finger
There’s no neighbourly love lost here.
# Christmas Lights
How big do you think this Artane ESB bill is?
You don’t even have your tree up yet, do you?
# ho ho heights
Terrifying video of hanging Christmas lights 600ft off the ground
Don’t look down.
# counting down
So what's happening in DUBLIN in the run up to Christmas?
We’ll be taking a look at all the shopping, entertainment, and (of course) parking arrangements in Ireland’s cities over the next few weekends. This morning, let’s start with the capital…
# grinches at large
'Irreplaceable' ceramic Santa and reindeer stolen from charity display
76-year-old Des Murphy has staged the display for the last 13 years, and donates the funds to charities like ALONE and the Peter McVerry Trust.
# Christmas Cheer
Christmas lights to get switched on in the capital today
Melanie McCabe and Dublin GAA All-Ireland players will be charged with switching on the lights.
# blurred lights
Amazing Halloween light display is perfectly synced to Blurred Lines
Ylvis The Fox and Deadmau5 are also involved. Terrifying.
# stay safe
From the archives: A most surprising Christmas tree accident
Bing Crosby had good reason to dream of a white Christmas – he was lucky not to lose his family in a fire caused by Christmas lights at his home in 1943.
# festive jeer
Neighbours' argument leads to birdie-flipping Christmas lights
Sarah Childs was having a dispute with her neighbours, so she sent them a festive greeting.
# Let there be light
Pictures: Six of the brightest houses in Ireland
And we mean bright.
# twinkle twinkle
Photos: Is this the most festive house in Ireland?
Seriously. Has it got enough Christmas decorations?
# gammy
Christmas jumper world record attempt in Dublin... here's some inspiration
Geansaís galore.
# Pon de Christmas
We got Brian Kennedy, they get Rihanna...
We didn’t want you to turn on our Christmas lights anyway Rihanna. Go to London, see if we care.
# Christmas Lights
Christmas lights switched on in Cork and Limerick
Joanne O’Riordan (pictured with Santa) was there to do the honours in Cork, while Dustin the Turkey showed up to switch on the lights in Limerick last night.
# That time of year again...
In pictures: Christmas lights turned on on Grafton Street
Switching on the Grafton Street Christmas lights is heralded as the official start date of the festive season.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: The latest on the EU agreement, tributes paid to mother and daughter crash victims, and possibly the best Christmas light display ever…
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Christmas
In photos: Gordon D'Arcy kicks off festive feeling by lighting Dublin for Christmas
Snow queens towered above the crowds waiting for the Henry Street Christmas lights to be lit by the Irish rugby star.
# Christmas
In photos: Christmas lights around the world
A slideshow round-up of beautiful Christmas scenes from a range of international locations.