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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Christmas

Drivers urged to slow down this Christmas as minister says no family wants to get that knock on the door
There has been a rise in road deaths, with 171 losing their lives so far this year.
This week
26th November 2023 - 30th November 2023
Christmas FM is back on the airwaves from midday tomorrow
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
'Better than John Lewis': Heartwarming Christmas ad for Enniskillen pub gains millions of views
Una Burns, the manager of Charlie’s Bar, said they wanted to provide a Christmas advert that would hopefully “resonate with people”.
Poll: Have you put up your Christmas tree yet?
Is it too early? Or is it the right time?
Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Quiz: Where are these famous Christmas markets?
Christmas markets originated in Germany, but are now held across the world.
Christmas ceremonies around Dublin get underway this weekend
Dublin City Council listed its tree-lighting ceremonies this year.
This month
November 2023
M&S apologises for ad out-take showing burning Christmas party hats in Palestine flag colours
The image has since been removed ‘following feedback’ and M&S has apologised for ‘any unintentional hurt caused’.
Last month
October 2023
Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?
There are 55 days left until Christmas.
Poll: Is it too early for shops to sell Christmas things?
Halloween hasn’t yet passed, but shops are ploughing ahead with the Christmas displays.
This year
Poll: Do you celebrate Nollaig na mBan?
Nollaig na mBan is a traditional day for women to relax after a busy Christmas period.
The Irish For: Jolabokaflod - a look at Iceland's Christmas books tradition
Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at how people in Iceland focus on books over the holiday season.
Last year
Poll: Will you regift any Christmas presents?
Or is there no such thing as an unwanted present in your life?
Poll: When will you take down your Christmas decorations?
Will you wait until 6 January or have you taken everything down already?
Scattered showers to come this week
New Year’s Eve will be dry with lowest temperatures of 3 degrees.
UK police believe woman killed in Christmas Eve pub shooting was not intended target
Police named the victim as Elle Edwards today.
Quiz: How well do you remember these Christmas movies from the '00s?
Test your festive knowledge.
Player Ratings: The best food to eat over the Christmas period
Let us know your favourite.
Opinion: As Ukrainians, we remember how Christmas looked for us until this year
Ukrainian journalist Polina Bashkina looks at how Christmas has traditionally been celebrated at home.
Home Alone tops the poll of Ireland's favourite Christmas movies
Is your fave in the list, or are you not a Christmas movies fan?
Christmas explained: How and why did the festival begin and when did it become so secular?
It’s an important Christian holiday, but why do we celebrate it tomorrow.
Rainy Christmas Day under the tree with temperatures to hover around six to 10 degrees
St Stephen’s Day looks set to be cold but brighter.
Aer Lingus flight from New York to Dublin cancelled due to technical issue with plane
The airline has pledged to ensure all affected passengers leave New York by tomorrow evening.
How to track Santa's trip around the world tonight
He’s on his way as we speak!
Polar bears gifted kayak for Christmas at UK wildlife park
“They will try to sink them, play with them, flip them over.”
Poll: Do you have a Christmas crib in your house?
We’ve examined the origins of the traditional nativity scene.
How accurate are our Christmas cribs?
Is it problematic to depict the Holy Family as being white, and why do some Spanish cribs have a defecating figurine?
Parents living in emergency accommodation 'anxious about giving children a decent Christmas'
Over 3,000 children are currently homeless in Ireland.
10 binge-worthy TV series to stream this Christmas season
Here are some new and older series to get stuck into.
Opinion: Children with parents in prison are silently serving sentences of their own this Christmas
At Christmas time, children have extremely limited access to their parents in prison, writes Saoirse Brady of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.
Dog behaviourist: Tips for keeping your pooch safe and well this Christmas
Suzi Walsh has some tips for dog owners who want things to run smoothly over the holidays.
Quiz: How well do you know these animated Christmas films?
Do you remember these festive favourites?
Trailer Watch: Which Christmas film will you watch this weekend?
Here are a few options for festive watching.
Christmas Fare: Pastry chef Shane Smith has some delicious recipes for you
Try Shane’s “Do Ahead Desserts” that are guaranteed to make your life and Christmas Day all the sweeter.
No White Christmas in sight as temperatures return to normal
Over the next week temperatures will be relatively warm, reaching their peak on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
CMO urges people with new Covid-like symptoms to stay at home over Christmas
Prof Breda Smyth is advising people with flu-like symptoms to avoid Christmas parties and meeting family
3,000 people queue to receive Christmas food vouchers at Capuchin Day Centre
Those working at the centre told The Journal that there is more demand for the service now than ever.
Poll: Do you send Christmas cards?
Do you have a Christmas-card list, and are you checking it twice?
Quiz: How well do you remember these Christmas movies from the 90s?
Test your festive knowledge.
Stress, social anxiety and safe words: Navigating Christmas family visits
A relationship expert gives his advice on meeting the in-laws and discussing sensitive topics over dinner.
Poll: Do you want it to snow for Christmas?
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?