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#Christmas

From TheJournal.ie Christmas with depression: 'I know I should be happy, but I can't help it. I really can't' Column

Christmas with depression: 'I know I should be happy, but I can't help it. I really can't'

When my depression was at its worst, I used to dread Christmas, writes Abigail McDonnell.

Are you heading out for a St Stephen's day session? Pints This post contains a poll

Are you heading out for a St Stephen's day session?

We need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Did you get a drone for Christmas? Here's everything you need to know before flying it Be Careful

Did you get a drone for Christmas? Here's everything you need to know before flying it

There are a few essential things you need to before you fly your drone.

From TheJournal.ie Irish retailers on course to record best Christmas season since 2007 Retail Ireland

Irish retailers on course to record best Christmas season since 2007

Despite the positive growth, cross-border shopping has been a big worry for Irish outlets this year.

From TheJournal.ie Unwanted Christmas gifts? Here's a way to donate them to homeless people Good Cause

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

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: These brave souls headed out for Christmas Day swims across the country Splash

Pictures: These brave souls headed out for Christmas Day swims across the country

Hundreds turned out across the country for Christmas Day swims.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How to cope with toxic family members during Christmas Dysfunctional Family

Column: How to cope with toxic family members during Christmas

Christmas can be a time of great dread when families are dysfunctional, writes Karl Melvin.

A top 12 ranking of the best Christmas number ones in Ireland over the past 30 years

Grab another turkey sandwich and get stuck in.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are St Stephen's Day sales worth the hassle? Bargains This post contains a poll

Poll: Are St Stephen's Day sales worth the hassle?

The crowds have been out since early morning, but is it worth the trip to a shopping centre today?

What time do you have your Christmas dinner at? Christmas This post contains a poll

What time do you have your Christmas dinner at?

1pm or 7pm? Or anywhere in between?

From TheJournal.ie Here's what happened when DailyEdge asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually Love Actually

Here's what happened when DailyEdge asked every TD in Ireland if they liked Love Actually

Leo Varadkar’s a fan, but are his colleagues? We found out.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What message would you like to give your loved ones this Christmas? Tis The Season

Open thread: What message would you like to give your loved ones this Christmas?

If someone – at home or abroad – is on your mind, let them know.

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?

Many people do, even if they don’t normally attend during the year.

13 photos that truly sum up Christmas in Ireland 10 years ago

So much has changed but is still exactly the same.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received? Secret Santa

Open thread: What are the best and worst Christmas presents you've ever received?

Sometimes we get (and give) brilliant gifts and sometimes they fall wide of the mark.

What's the most beloved Christmas tradition you have? Traditions This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie 'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today Helpline

'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today

A team of Childline volunteers are giving up their own Christmas to offer support to hundreds of children who will need to talk to someone.

From TheJournal.ie 'It can be a lonely time of year. That's why I go out working': How it feels to work on Christmas Day Hi Ho Hi Ho

'It can be a lonely time of year. That's why I go out working': How it feels to work on Christmas Day

We spoke to some of the people who are getting up early in the morning while the rest of us open presents.

From TheJournal.ie What do they eat around the world for Christmas? Christmas Dinner

What do they eat around the world for Christmas?

And why do we eat turkey?

8 things that get boring very quickly on Christmas Day Zzz

8 things that get boring very quickly on Christmas Day

Roll on Stephen’s Day.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: How much sugar does Santa consume in Ireland on Christmas Eve? Ho Ho Ho

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?

From TheJournal.ie Knock's Fr Richard Gibbons: 'Christmas is the antidote to humbug, despair and hopelessness' Column

Knock's Fr Richard Gibbons: 'Christmas is the antidote to humbug, despair and hopelessness'

Christmas is Christianity at its best, it’s the carols and the stories behind them, it’s the cribs, the community at prayer, writes Fr Richard Gibbons.

From TheJournal.ie Listen to this ancient caroling tradition from rural Wexford Kilmore

Listen to this ancient caroling tradition from rural Wexford

Meet the Kilmore carolers.

From TheJournal.ie 'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone Join In

'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone

This is the seventh year of her #joinin initiative which encourages those who are by themselves on Christmas Day to chat to join the online conversation for some company.

From TheJournal.ie Cooking a turkey? Here's how to make sure you avoid getting food poisoning Minimise The Risk

Cooking a turkey? Here's how to make sure you avoid getting food poisoning

Here’s a few handy tips to make sure you don’t make yourself or anyone else sick with the Christmas turkey this year.

From TheJournal.ie Do you want to track Santa's trip around the world? Here are a few options He's Coming

Do you want to track Santa's trip around the world? Here are a few options

There are a few things you can do to pass the time before he arrives.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I'm facing my second Christmas without my partner, Patric' Bereavement

Column: 'I'm facing my second Christmas without my partner, Patric'

Grief doesn’t define who I am but it’s shaped the person I’ve become, writes Jenny Gilleece.

From TheJournal.ie 'I work because they are lonely': Sex workers describe the dangers of the trade at Christmas Dangers Of The Job

'I work because they are lonely': Sex workers describe the dangers of the trade at Christmas

Many sex workers face added dangers at Christmas time.

From TheJournal.ie Separated father: 'I will spend Christmas on my own, not seeing my children' Read Me

Separated father: 'I will spend Christmas on my own, not seeing my children'

As my legal team told me at the time of the separation, this is what I signed up for when I got married. Unfortunately nobody told me that before I signed the marriage register.

From TheJournal.ie Last-minute shopping or travel plans? Here's when everything shuts down tomorrow... It Was Christmas Eve Babe

Last-minute shopping or travel plans? Here's when everything shuts down tomorrow...

Here’s a few tips to make sure you’re not caught out tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie From zero funding to a thriving New York branch: Joan Freeman's Pieta House journey Mental Health

From zero funding to a thriving New York branch: Joan Freeman's Pieta House journey

In 2006, Freeman put her house up as collateral to fund Pieta House. Now, she’s just launched a New York branch.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's this year's Buzz Lightyear': Why we flock to bookshops to buy gifts at Christmas time Thoughtful Gift

'It's this year's Buzz Lightyear': Why we flock to bookshops to buy gifts at Christmas time

Bookshops do nearly half their annual trade in the run up to Christmas as stock flies off the shelves.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas as a Muslim: 'My mom was always careful that we'd never feel left out' Column

Christmas as a Muslim: 'My mom was always careful that we'd never feel left out'

I’ve always loved Christmas, as much as a Muslim can, writes Meriem Ahmed.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'll be home soon': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad Missing You This post contains images

'I'll be home soon': Christmas messages from Irish soldiers serving abroad

There are 600 military personnel serving in 13 different countries around the world.

From TheJournal.ie Saying goodbye to the short days at Knockroe: 'It’s a way to think of how to go forward' Not Newgrange

Saying goodbye to the short days at Knockroe: 'It’s a way to think of how to go forward'

“There’s the sense, that we’re experiencing something that brings us quite close to people living 5000 years ago”

From TheJournal.ie 'Increased access to "comfort foods" during Christmas sent my eating disorder into overload' Binge Eating

'Increased access to "comfort foods" during Christmas sent my eating disorder into overload'

I’d consider myself recovered from my eating disorder, but with Christmas almost here I’m getting anxious, writes Jodie Kenny.

From TheJournal.ie 'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety' Problem Drinking

'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety'

Christmas can be a particularly trying time for problem drinkers and their families, an addiction counsellor said.

From TheJournal.ie Not driving home for Christmas? Here's all you need to know about public transport instead Christmas Schedule

Not driving home for Christmas? Here's all you need to know about public transport instead

Here’s what you need to know if you’re going to be using public transport this festive season.

From TheJournal.ie Mind yourself this Christmas: How to care for your mental health during the holidays Mind Yourself

Mind yourself this Christmas: How to care for your mental health during the holidays

Christmas can be stressful at the best of times. We’ve compiled some advice on how to make the holidays more relaxing.