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15 Irish Christmas traditions that the rest of the world is missing out on

It’s tradition!

1. Begging your Mam for a few pounds and buying these in school

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2. Downing a hot whiskey any time you so much as sneeze

The ultimate cure for any and all ailments.

The true Irish way to shake off a cold...😜👏🏼💃🏼 #HotWhiskey

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3. Leaving a can of Guinness out for Santy on Christmas Eve

Sure, he’ll be parched from all that traveling.

4. Calling Santa Claus ‘Santy’ as if he’s just one of the lads

Ireland and Santy have a very special relationship, you see.

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5. Getting a Selection Box from your Mam regardless of whether you’re 7 years old or 31 years old

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6. Ringing in Christmas with a television show about priests getting lost in a lingerie department

It’s what Jesus would have wanted.

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7. Buying the RTÉ Guide and spending a good hour circling all the films you want to watch

8. ‘THIS IS NO AWDINARY PANTO’

IT’S THE GAIETY PANTO!

9. Opening a tin of Roses and *not* finding a sewing kit inside

The only time of the year that doesn’t happen!

10. Buying a massive box of ‘Christmas Tayto’ and digging into them over the festive period

SIMPLY HAVING A WONDERFUL CRISPMAS TIME!

(Sorry.)

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11. Sneakily horsing into the second layer of USA Biscuits

Nobody will notice.

*takes 8 biscuits*

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12. Being forced to go to mass on Christmas Eve to ‘get it out of the way’

That’s the spirit!

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13. And having Midnight Mass at the much more practical hour of 9pm

God bless Ireland and our weird relationship with time.

14. Watching a depressing soap to bring you back down to earth

. Going out on St. Stephen’s Day and causing absolute carnage

That’s what happens when you close the pubs for one day.

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