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#Xmas

These homemade Repeal The 8th Christmas baubles are going on sale in Dublin next month

Made by an Irish mammy for choice, no less.

15 people who literally ruined Christmas

Thanks a lot, guys.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948 Christmas Past

WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948

Best day ever.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Relive a 1940s Irish Christmas with these magical archive videos Winter Wonderland

WATCH: Relive a 1940s Irish Christmas with these magical archive videos

Snowball fights, the Christmas Day swim, and grown men acting like little children – more than 70 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Boy writes heart-wrenching note asking Santa to help catch the man who shot him Greater Manchester Police

Boy writes heart-wrenching note asking Santa to help catch the man who shot him

Christian Hickey and his mother Jayne were shot on the doorstep of their home in Manchester.

Strabane is really getting into the Christmas spirit (NSFW)

Fa la la la laaa, la la la la.

From TheJournal.ie Looking for a job this Christmas? These places are hiring Jobs

Looking for a job this Christmas? These places are hiring

Need some extra cash this Christmas? A few places are hiring.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Want to see what the Brown Thomas Christmas shop looks like? Code Red

Pictures: Want to see what the Brown Thomas Christmas shop looks like?

There are 126 days until Christmas, just saying.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Xmas comes early for McGregor, Ireland release two players and today’s sport Tuesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Xmas comes early for McGregor, Ireland release two players and today’s sport

Meanwhile, a League of Ireland club want Friday’s kick-off changed as it clashes with Man United game

From TheJournal.ie Open Thread: What was the best Christmas present you ever got? Christmas

Open Thread: What was the best Christmas present you ever got?

Your first bike, GI Joe and Sindy’s Dreamhouse… what was yours?

From TheJournal.ie How did humans evolve to enjoy drinking alcohol? Drunken Monkeys

How did humans evolve to enjoy drinking alcohol?

We’ve had a taste for the stuff since before people were people — according to one scientist.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless pregnant woman and six children to be hosted at chef's home for Christmas Christmas Kindness

Homeless pregnant woman and six children to be hosted at chef's home for Christmas

Generous unemployed chef had made the offer on TheJournal.ie last week to cook Christmas dinner for a homeless family.

From The42 Celtic star offers to buy Xmas gifts for 5-year-old whose house was burgled Generosity

Celtic star offers to buy Xmas gifts for 5-year-old whose house was burgled

Thieves stole thousands of pounds as well as a Ford car from the home of Hearts fan Michael Wright.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How will your Christmas spend compare to last year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will your Christmas spend compare to last year?

Shoppers are predicted to spend a little bit more this Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you put up your Christmas tree? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you put up your Christmas tree?

Or are you waiting until the 8th?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Christmas – the season of sugar-laced tantrums, queues, and unreasonable demands Ho Ho No

Opinion: Christmas – the season of sugar-laced tantrums, queues, and unreasonable demands

One disastrous shopping attempt and an aborted visit to see the Christmas tree lights are all you need to find what’s really important in the run-up to Christmas…

This is someone's HOUSE in Co Cork

God bless us, everyone.

Irish people reveal what they know about the true meaning of Christmas...

…and it’s surprisingly little.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How to plan for a stress-free Christmas No Stress

Opinion: How to plan for a stress-free Christmas

A little forethought can take a lot of the stress out of the season for one and all.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how to make some decent (not tacky) Christmas decorations You'll Need...

Here's how to make some decent (not tacky) Christmas decorations

Get into Blue Peter mode to kit out your home and save some cash this Christmas.

7 types you'll definitely meet in your local pub on Christmas Eve

Is the local on Christmas Eve a tradition? So is bumping into this lot.

The 13 emotions of a Christmas Eve shopping panic

It’s Christmas tomorrow and you have NOTHING.

This mouse decorating a tiny tree is more prepared for Christmas than you are

Oh nothing, just a mouse decorating a Christmas tree.

All of your favourite Christmas movies, squeezed into two minutes

For your daily dose of festive cheer, on the run.

This year's John Lewis Christmas ad may make you cry

It’s got Lily Allen and a very cute cartoon.

Well, the advent calendars are in the shops ALREADY

There is no escape.

From TheJournal.ie Ohio woman sentenced to five Christmases in jail Bah Humbug

Ohio woman sentenced to five Christmases in jail

The former license agency employee pleaded guilty to accepting payments to falsify records for immigrants.

From The42 Have a cringey Christmas! 10 seasonal greetings from the world of sport Ho Ho Ho This post contains videos

Have a cringey Christmas! 10 seasonal greetings from the world of sport

Plus, Mario Balotelli gets amgry while decorating a cake.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the people who want no one to eat Christmas dinner alone Christmas

Meet the people who want no one to eat Christmas dinner alone

Christmas with Friends is a group set up for people who are alone on Christmas day in Kildare. It is one of a number of organisations making sure the day is not a lonely one for people.

From TheJournal.ie 7 of the strangest Christmas trees you'll see this year Tree-mendous

7 of the strangest Christmas trees you'll see this year

A Christmas tree made entirely out of potatoes? YES PLEASE.

LISTEN: Amazing hip-hop Christmas anthem by Irish kids

“I’m a better rapper than Santy.”

UPDATE: Back in Ireland for first Christmas in 30 years…. what’s it like? Pass The Tissues This post contains videos

UPDATE: Back in Ireland for first Christmas in 30 years…. what’s it like?

Mayo man is coming home today for his first Irish Christmas in 30 years… or is he?

From TheJournal.ie Christmas lights switched on in Cork and Limerick Christmas Lights This post contains images

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: My Christmas in a Haitian hospital Opinion

Column: My Christmas in a Haitian hospital

Kilkenny man Richard Delaney will be dressing up as Santa this year – in an under-construction hospital in Port-au-Prince. He writes about his experiences.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What it’s like to be homeless over Christmas Read Me

Column: What it’s like to be homeless over Christmas

Kenneth spent last Christmas without a home. He describes what it’s like on the streets, and his plans for the future.

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Real tree or fake? Christmas This post contains a poll

The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Real tree or fake?

This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Here's how Google is celebrating Christmas...

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Try Google’s new ‘Let it Snow’ trick…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Government support nosedives in new poll; the truth about Christmas shopping; and the year’s most annoying words…

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What are you stocking up on for Christmas? Let Us Know

Open thread: What are you stocking up on for Christmas?

What food, drink or entertainment do you rely on to get you through the festive season? Join the discussion here…

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