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RTE Christmas guide & schedule

  • 09-12-2013 4:01pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ jersman


    Got my Christmas RTE guide earlier today after a long search. All programmes that I want to watch highlighted. Christmas really starts now.

    What are the programmes you will have highlighted?

    Some of my ones are the hurling year in review, Home Alone 2, White Christmas, Father Ted christmas special, Willy Wonka, Die Hard, Mrs Brown and Big Fat quiz of the year.

    Unfortunately Bad Santa and Miracle on 34th Street seem to only be on Sky Christmas. Will have to buy the dvd's I think!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,825 ✭✭✭✭ leahyl


    jersman wrote: »
    Got my Christmas RTE guide earlier today after a long search. All programmes that I want to watch highlighted. Christmas really starts now.

    What are the programmes you will have highlighted?

    Some of my ones are the hurling year in review, Home Alone 2, White Christmas, Father Ted christmas special, Willy Wonka, Die Hard, Mrs Brown and Big Fat quiz of the year.

    Unfortunately Bad Santa and Miracle on 34th Street seem to only be on Sky Christmas. Will have to buy the dvd's I think!!

    It's out?! Yay! Must pick it up!

    Did you hear also that RTE, BBC etc can't show Elf this year cos Sky bought the broadcasting rights to it! WTF?! :mad:

    I mean I know I have it on DVD but it's not the same as when it's on TV and you just know everyone else is watching it!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ jersman


    Yea Sky seem to have the rights to a lot of films this year. The ones mentioned already and also National Lampoons and Jingle all the Way.

    Other highlights im looking forward to are Sherlock, the last two episodes of Mad Dogs and all the GAA reviews
    leahyl wrote: »
    It's out?! Yay! Must pick it up!

    Did you hear also that RTE, BBC etc can't show Elf this year cos Sky bought the broadcasting rights to it! WTF?! :mad:

    I mean I know I have it on DVD but it's not the same as when it's on TV and you just know everyone else is watching it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 261 ✭✭ elsy


    I hope the original Santa clause the movie is on this year it's my all time favourite and this year my kids are old enough to really understand it


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ jersman


    Yea it's on Christmas morning on UTV
    elsy wrote: »
    I hope the original Santa clause the movie is on this year it's my all time favourite and this year my kids are old enough to really understand it


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,429 branie


    No Michael Collins, sadly


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,655 delw


    jersman wrote: »
    Got my Christmas RTE guide earlier today after a long search. All programmes that I want to watch highlighted. Christmas really starts now.

    What are the programmes you will have highlighted?

    Some of my ones are the hurling year in review, Home Alone 2, White Christmas, Father Ted christmas special, Willy Wonka, Die Hard, Mrs Brown and Big Fat quiz of the year.

    Unfortunately Bad Santa and Miracle on 34th Street seem to only be on Sky Christmas. Will have to buy the dvd's I think!!
    I know sick of them already,poor selection on sky christmas,not even "A wonderful life"


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,264 ✭✭✭✭ Alicat


    It's out?!? EEEEEK!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,737 ✭✭✭ touts


    Bought it but only flicked through it. Want to keep the magical hope that there will be something decent on for just a little longer.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,219 ✭✭✭ Deedsie


    Which shops did ye get it in?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,326 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    I bought it the last two years and aside from the crossword I don't think I used it once... I know its tradition but I rarely watch live tv anymore... I think it's time to call it a day with the RTE Guide! :eek:


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ jersman


    I could only find it in Tesco in Rathfarnham yesterday but it's all over Dublin today.
    Deedsie wrote: »
    Which shops did ye get it in?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ jersman


    There are still plenty of people who buy it. You even bought it and didn't use it. RTE are not bothered if people buy it and don't use it as it's still profit for them. Maybe it's just time for you to call it a day and not buy it anymore if you are not going to use it?
    Loughc wrote: »
    I bought it the last two years and aside from the crossword I don't think I used it once... I know its tradition but I rarely watch live tv anymore... I think it's time to call it a day with the RTE Guide! :eek:


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,326 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    jersman wrote: »
    There are still plenty of people who buy it. You even bought it and didn't use it. RTE are not bothered if people buy it and don't use it as it's still profit for them. Maybe it's just time for you to call it a day and not buy it anymore if you are not going to use it?


    Yes that's what I stated in my last post....


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 ✭✭✭ coconutpie


    jersman wrote: »
    Yea Sky seem to have the rights to a lot of films this year. The ones mentioned already and also National Lampoons and Jingle all the Way.

    Other highlights im looking forward to are Sherlock, the last two episodes of Mad Dogs and all the GAA reviews

    National Lampoons Christmas Vacation was on a couple of weeks ago. If it is Sky that have it, it must have been on Sky 1 cause I recorded it and don't have any of the movie channels.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ jersman


    Yea Sky One showed National Lampoons and Jingle all the Way in early November and are showing Elf after Christmas but for the main Christmas period you will only see them on Sky movies.
    coconutpie wrote: »
    National Lampoons Christmas Vacation was on a couple of weeks ago. If it is Sky that have it, it must have been on Sky 1 cause I recorded it and don't have any of the movie channels.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,295 ✭✭✭✭ Mint Sauce


    As long as I get to see It's A Wonderful Life.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    Loughc wrote: »
    I bought it the last two years and aside from the crossword I don't think I used it once... I know its tradition but I rarely watch live tv anymore... I think it's time to call it a day with the RTE Guide! :eek:

    I haven't used it as a TV guide in a long time but I like reading the articles and I especially like any food bits that are in it. Every year when I'm buying it I have a little 'do I really need it?' moment but it's tradition to I always buy it. :)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ jersman


    Like a lot of things at Christmas money is spent on things we don't actually need but do because it's tradition. All part of Christmas for those lucky enough to have the money to spend/waste on these things.
    I haven't used it as a TV guide in a long time but I like reading the articles and I especially like any food bits that are in it. Every year when I'm buying it I have a little 'do I really need it?' moment but it's tradition to I always buy it. :)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ jersman


    That's on plenty of times anyway. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day morning on RTE 1
    Mint Sauce wrote: »
    As long as I get to see It's A Wonderful Life.


  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭✭ 180567


    Would anyone know are there any websites where you can see the detailed Christmas listings for RTE and TV 3 and Tg4 ?


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ jersman


    Go on splash out the €2 or €3.50 on a TV Now or RTE Guide and you will have all the listings together. Not much to spend when you consider the expense of Christmas already.
    180567 wrote: »
    Would anyone know are there any websites where you can see the detailed Christmas listings for RTE and TV 3 and Tg4 ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭✭ 180567


    jersman wrote: »
    Go on splash out the €2 or €3.50 on a TV Now or RTE Guide and you will have all the listings together. Not much to spend when you consider the expense of Christmas already.

    I'll be buying the guide later on. Just stuck in work at the moment and eager to see whats going to be on on Christmas day and Stephens day .:pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,635 ✭✭✭ Pumpkinseeds


    I got sick of seeing the same old faces in the RTE guide, so I buy the Radio Times now, much better.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    I get the TV Now and got the Christmas edition of it today. :D


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ jersman


    I was looking for that today but couldn't find it in any shop
    Posy wrote: »
    I get the TV Now and got the Christmas edition of it today. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭ eskimocat


    My Mum, my Aunt and little old me have a tradition that we all get a copy of the RTE Guide and its a race to do the big crossword. Usually we get stuck on a couple and so starts the sharing of answers and the debate begins! " How did you get that answer? , nope that can't be right cause I have an 'a' in there... oh wait... what was your answer for 18 down.. how did you arrive at that one.. ":P

    The winner of course is the person who completes that last answer... let the madness begin!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ jersman


    That's a cracking tradition and another reason why the RTE guide will always be a big seller at Christmas regardless of how many free TV supplements are in newspapers etc. and digital TV guides
    eskimocat wrote: »
    My Mum, my Aunt and little old me have a tradition that we all get a copy of the RTE Guide and its a race to do the big crossword. Usually we get stuck on a couple and so starts the sharing of answers and the debate begins! " How did you get that answer? , nope that can't be right cause I have an 'a' in there... oh wait... what was your answer for 18 down.. how did you arrive at that one.. ":P

    The winner of course is the person who completes that last answer... let the madness begin!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    jersman wrote: »
    I was looking for that today but couldn't find it in any shop
    I got it in Dunnes. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭ washiskin


    The same old story with the RTE Guide this year.....Pat Short & MO'C on the cover.....again! They can keep it.... :mad:


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    The TV Now has Brendan O'Carroll as Mrs. Brown- I don't know if that's better or worse. :/


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