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# Mistletoe and wine
9 festive sights you'll definitely see down the local tonight
Christmas is in full swing down the pub. You’ll see.

CHRISTMAS TIME, MISTLETOE and wine. Lots of wine. Beer too. And some spirits.

The party season is here, and public houses across Ireland are packed to the rafters with punters looking for some festive fun. Chances are you will see one or more of these things in the local tonight. Embrace it. It’s Christmas!

A 12 Pubs crowd, starting out

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Ah, look at them there. Fresh-faced, clear-eyed, full of Christmas cheer. They don’t know. How could they?

Old friends awkwardly having pints

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Oh horror, someone actually took someone else up on that old chestnut, “We should definitely meet up for pints soon!”

There there lads, you’ll be best friends forever in around an hour.

Numerous forms of tacky Christmas apparel

If it lights up, you automatically win.

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Bonus points if you see someone with a set of these.

And a lad or lass chancing their arm with one of these hats

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Get AWAY wouldye!

A completely fed-up bar worker

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They’re sick to the back teeth of clearing up after those rowdy 12 Pubs people.

A couple who were just looking to have a ‘quiet drink’


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Someone giving it socks to Bono’s line in Do They Know It’s Christmas

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We’re talking about the old one, obviously.

*gets down on one knee, punches the air* “AND TONIGHT THANK GOD IT’S THEM, INSTEAD OF YOUUUUUUU.”

Another 12 Pubs crowd, finishing up

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They tried so hard, and got so far. And in the end, it doesn’t even matter.

Approximately 16 people pelting towards a single taxi

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Because nothing says ‘Christmas party season’ like an empty taxi rank and a full queue. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! *wipes tear from eye*

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