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# christmas - Thursday 25 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie First time Christmas Day swimming? Here’s some must-read advice… Braving It

First time Christmas Day swimming? Here’s some must-read advice…

Braving the waters today? Be careful out there — and never ever drink and swim.

From The Daily Edge Dad films 25 years of kids coming downstairs at Christmas Did He Come?

Deals website has people ‘demented with worry’ as Christmas presents not delivered

The IWantThisDeal.ie Facebook page is full of complaints about the site.

# christmas - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie It’s not all turkey and Santa… Try some other Christmas traditions from around the world Bucket Of Cheer

It’s not all turkey and Santa… Try some other Christmas traditions from around the world

For starters, there’s the ‘s**ting log’ and a finger-lickin’ bucket of cheer.

From The Daily Edge Now THIS is how you cook a turkey Masterchef

Now THIS is how you cook a turkey

Be warned, it’s fancy.

From The Daily Edge Is it OK to eat an entire tube of Pringles in one go? Bleuurrgghh This post contains a poll

Is it OK to eat an entire tube of Pringles in one go?

The big question.

From The Daily Edge 24 fascinating photos of Christmas in Ireland from every decade of the twentieth century Holiday Snaps
From TheJournal.ie No Bono, but famous faces sing for hundreds at Christmas Eve busk on Grafton St No Place Like Home

No Bono, but famous faces sing for hundreds at Christmas Eve busk on Grafton St

Glen Hansard, The Coronas, Paddy Casey and Damien Rice all joined the fun.

From The Daily Edge The Christmas inquisition: 5 awkward questions we all face from the family The Big Quiz

The Christmas inquisition: 5 awkward questions we all face from the family

Fear not. We have got you covered.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas Message Board: Send your thoughts to loved ones far away Christmas Abroad

Christmas Message Board: Send your thoughts to loved ones far away

And vice versa – send your messages to family and friends living abroad.

From The42 GAA players from a club ‘decimated by emigration’ are back for a charity game this Christmas Home And Away

GAA players from a club ‘decimated by emigration’ are back for a charity game this Christmas

Tuam Stars players have travelled home to remember a deceased clubmate.

From The Daily Edge What to watch on TV tonight: Christmas Eve Tv Picks

What to watch on TV tonight: Christmas Eve

Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.

From The Daily Edge Watch Barack Obama wonderfully shut down toy gender stereotypes Stereotypes
From TheJournal.ie What do these five politicians want for Christmas? House Of (Christmas) Cards This post contains videos

What do these five politicians want for Christmas?

We asked a cross-party group of deputies what they want from Santa…

From The Daily Edge Massive Christmas tractors barrel through the streets of Carrick-On-Suir Christmas Parade
From TheJournal.ie These Christmas homecomings at Dublin Airport will warm the cockles of your heart Arrivals
From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Breaking up (around Christmas) is hard to do Heartache

Opinion: Breaking up (around Christmas) is hard to do

Ending a relationship at this time of year can magnify the perception that everyone else is having a great time with their loved ones.

Want to track Santa’s progress today? Here’s how

We have the technology!

From The Daily Edge 9 food items that are now perfectly acceptable for eating at breakfast time Chocolate For Breakfast
From TheJournal.ie Ah Jaysus! 8-year-old Dublin boys tell the Nativity story in their own words Video

Ah Jaysus! 8-year-old Dublin boys tell the Nativity story in their own words

‘I think Mary would have been a lot like Mrs. Brown’…

From The Daily Edge Man ends up in ICU after chugging carton of eggnog in 12 seconds Egg Nope

Man ends up in ICU after chugging carton of eggnog in 12 seconds

Stay away from eggnog, kids.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you going out tonight? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you going out tonight?

What is your tradition?

From The Daily Edge This is the ultimate ‘driving home for Christmas’ tweet Top To Toe In Tailbacks

This is the ultimate ‘driving home for Christmas’ tweet

Oh, I can’t wait to see those faces.

From TheJournal.ie Your Christmas dinner is in the bin (well, the leftovers) Bottle It Up

Your Christmas dinner is in the bin (well, the leftovers)

We’re second in the EU28 for recycling – but here’s how we could do a hell of a lot better.

# christmas - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 unmistakable signs that you are the Grinch Scrooged

9 unmistakable signs that you are the Grinch

Christmas cheer? Never heard of it.

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 “They don’t teach you this in med school”: Caring for the most vulnerable at Christmas Homeless

“They don’t teach you this in med school”: Caring for the most vulnerable at Christmas

Patrick O’Donnell works with sex workers, drug users, homeless people and undocumented migrants in Limerick.

From The Daily Edge What Day Is It Today? Christmas Eve Eve

What Day Is It Today?

Our quiz will set you straight.

From TheJournal.ie Home for Christmas: Irish granny meets her newborn granddaughter for the first time Welcome Home
From TheJournal.ie Temple Street Hospital: A home away from home for sick children this Christmas Christmas

Temple Street Hospital: A home away from home for sick children this Christmas

Parents have commended the staff for their excellent care over the Christmas period.

From The Daily Edge 12 annoying things people say to emigrants when they’re home for Christmas Could You Not

12 annoying things people say to emigrants when they’re home for Christmas

Do they have Christmas over there?

From The Daily Edge Watch the moment this Irish kid finds out the terrible truth at Christmas Disillusionment
From The Daily Edge 8 cats who have already defeated the evil Christmas tree invaders This Means War

8 cats who have already defeated the evil Christmas tree invaders

The battle of the living room.

From The Daily Edge #IrishFamilyChristmas is the only hashtag that will help you survive this week Notions
From TheJournal.ie It’s pretty wet and windy over most of Ireland right now The Weather

It’s pretty wet and windy over most of Ireland right now

Get the umbrella out.

# christmas - Monday 22 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 terrible Christmas singles that everyone wishes they could forget A Cheeky Christmas

8 terrible Christmas singles that everyone wishes they could forget

Please, PLEASE leave our brains.

From The Daily Edge This woman is live-tweeting her mother’s classic Irish Mammyisms for Christmas Irish Family Christmas

This woman is live-tweeting her mother’s classic Irish Mammyisms for Christmas

Irish TV exec Helen O’Rahilly is back home for The Christmas. You know how it goes.

From TheJournal.ie This man took over 185,000 photos of people. Are you in his collection? Your Pics This post contains images

This man took over 185,000 photos of people. Are you in his collection?

Arthur Fields was an icon in Dublin. A programme on his life is to be aired on RTÉ.

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 TheJournal.ie Some good news for a change: A funding deal means Childline can stay open 24-hours Threat Lifted

Some good news for a change: A funding deal means Childline can stay open 24-hours

The service had warned it would have to close during nighttime hours, unless essential funding could be raised.