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Must-see Christmas Day TV: Feast your eyes on the best of what's on the box

Whether you’re up early to squeeze in a movie before you go to your family’s house, or your plan is to sit in front of the TV all day - we’ve got you covered.

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Merry Christmas!

Whether you’re up early to squeeze in a movie before you go to your family’s house, or your plan is to sit in front of the TV all day - we’ve got you covered.

There’s Christmas favourites like Santa Claus: The Movie and The Grinch, as well as live Christmas Mass and the Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special.

Here is the best of films and television for you to enjoy this Christmas Day.

Films

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07.40 Spider-Man 3 - Dave

08.10 Shrek - RTÉ 2

09.30 Ice Age: Collision Course - RTÉ 2

09.55 The Man Who Invented Christmas - More4

11.00 Abominable - RTÉ 2

11.00 How to Train Your Dragon - Channel 4

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12.00 Shrek Forever After - Comedy Central

12.25 Singin’ In The Rain - RTÉ 2

12.35 The Secret Life of Pets 2 - RTÉ One

13.55 Back to the Future - RTÉ One

14.10 Despicable Me 2 - RTÉ 2

14.50 Sherlock Gnomes - TG4

15.10 Mary Poppins Returns - BBC One

15.10 Santa Claus: The Movie - UTV

15.40 The Lego Batman Movie - RTE 2

16.10 Paddington 2 - RTÉ One

17.15 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - Channel 4

17.20 The Adventures of Robin Hood - BBC 2

18.00 The Grinch - RTÉ One

18.15 Angela’s Christmas Wish - RTÉ 2

18.45 Into The West - TG4

18.45 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - RTÉ 2

19.05 The Devil Wears Prada - E4

21.00 Circle of Friends - Virgin Media 2

22.10 Bohemian Rhapsody - RTÉ One

22.20 Daddy’s Home 2 - RTÉ 2

22.40 Love Actually - UTV

23.15 Sing Street - TG4

23.55 What Lies Beneath - RTÉ 2

00.05 Last Christmas - BBC One

00.20 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - RTÉ One

00.20 Slumdog Millionaire - Channel 4

01.55 Fargo - RTÉ 2

02.15 Four Weddings and a Funeral - RTÉ One

TV Shows

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Brendan O’Carroll has a Christmas Day and New Year’s TV specials lined up

Brendan O’Carroll has a Christmas Day and New Year’s TV specials lined up

Brendan O’Carroll has a Christmas Day and New Year’s TV specials lined up


9.00 Christmas Carols: Christmas in St. Patrick’s RTÉ One

9.55 The Cork Nativity RTÉ One

10.00 Mass for Christmas Day RTÉ One

11.00 Service for Christmas Day RTÉ One

12.10 The Archbishop’s Christmas Message RTÉ One

17.10 GAA- Cuill na Bliana 2021 TG4

15.30 Don’t Look Back In Anger Virgin Media One

17.10 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special BBC One

17.30 Coronation Street: Memorable Moments Virgin Media Two

18.00 Celebrity Catchphrase Christmas Special Virgin Media One

19.30 Terry Pratchett’s The Abominable Snowbaby - Channel 4

20.00 The Great Christmas Bake Off 2021 - Channel 4

20.00 Call the Midwife Christmas Special - BBC One

20.45 The Toy Shop RTÉ 2

21.15 Gogglebox 2021 - Channel 4

21.25 Peter O’Toole - Realta & Rogaire TG4

21.35 Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special RTÉ One

22.20 Joe Burke - Ceiliuradh TG4

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