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What’s On The Telly? Your Complete Guide To Christmas Day TV

Christmas Day is all about three things: enormous amounts of food, spending time with your nearest and dearest and catching up on some good telly. With so many seasonal specials and movies competing for your attention, it can be hard to decide what to watch. Here are a few of our favourites… Up – RTÉ…

Christmas Day is all about three things: enormous amounts of food, spending time with your nearest and dearest and catching up on some good telly.

With so many seasonal specials and movies competing for your attention, it can be hard to decide what to watch.

Here are a few of our favourites…

Up – RTÉ One – 1.35pm

This Disney/Pixar animation will be a winner with all the family.

Casablanca – RTÉ Two – 1.55pm

There’s something so lovely about curling up to watch an old movie and this 1942 drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman is one of the best.

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Queen Of Ireland’s Christmas Message – TV3 – 3pm

A Christmas message with a difference as Panti Bliss reflects on the moments that have defined 2015.

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York – Channel 4 – 5.45pm

It’s not really Christmas without watching Macaulay Culkin take on the baddies as Kevin McAllister.

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One Direction: This Is Us – RTÉ 2 – 7.05pm

They may be going on hiatus but there’s a festive treat for One Direction fans with this behind-the-scenes documentary about the boyband.

Our Cilla – UTV Ireland

The much-loved entertainer passed away earlier this year and this special brings together archive clips and tributes from celebs including Ringo Starr.

Strictly Come Dancing: Christmas Special – BBC One – 6.15pm

We’ve all been won over by Strictly and we’ll be tuning in for one final fix of ballroom this evening.

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Googlesprogs – Channel 4 – 8pm

If you’re a Gogglebox fan, you’ll love this version featuring youngsters aged up to13 from across the UK.

Pitch Perfect – RTÉ Two – 8.35pm

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson star in this sing-a-long comedy about a wannabe DJ who joins an acapella group.

Mrs Brown’s Boys: D’Movie – RTE One – 9.40pm

Brendan O’Carroll is back as Agnés Brown launches a campaign to save her market stall from a ruthless developer.

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Hozier Special: Other Voices – RTÉ Two – 10.20pm

What a year it’s been for Bray native Hozier and this documentary special from Dingle is the perfect watch for music fans.

The Sapphires – TV3 – 11.15pm

Chris O’Dowd can do no wrong in our eyes and this comedy about a would-be music promoter and a group of Australian singers is definitely worth tuning in for.

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Live At The Apollo – BBC3 – 10.15pm

If you need a change of pace, a bit of comedy is a good choice and this special features Dara O’Briain, Inbetweeners star Greg Davies and Canadian Stewart Francis.

Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert – Channel 5 – 11.05pm

Ol’ Blue Eye would have turned 100 this month and this concert sees Tony Bennett, John Legend, Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood take on some of Sinatra’s classics.

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All our favourite shows are also back with Christmas specials including Call The Midwife (7.30pm – BBC One), Doctor Who (5.15pm – BBC One), Fair City (RTÉ One – 6.35pm), Emmerdale (6.45pm – UTV Ireland), and Coronation Street (7.45pm – UTV Ireland).

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