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Christmas 1982 memories

  • 06-12-2016 10:15am
    Registered Users Posts: 360 ✭✭

    I'm trying to remember what was on television back in Christmas of 1982 (my favourite year).

    It was the Christmas where Renne and Renato were at number one in the music charts with "Save my Love", and "The Snowman" animation was first shown. We just had 6 TV stations (Channel 4 having only just started a few months earlier). It was the year after the big snow but I think the weather was kind of mild.

    I remember there was a James bond movie on on Christmas day afternoon. But I'm not sure which one.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 177 ✭✭Emma1980

    Was 1982 the year of the big snow??
    My mam has a picture of her pretending to throw me out the door into it and i was sobbing haha! I was only 2 in fairness!
    Pictures of my dad climbing over the front garden wall and the snow was up to his waist near enough!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,723 ✭✭✭Jude13

    Yeah I think 82 was the big snow, otherwise people in my family have been lying about the year they were born

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 666 ✭✭✭maximum12

    Emma1980 wrote: »
    Was 1982 the year of the big snow??

    1982 was the year of the big snow but that would have been closer to Christmas 1981.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,976 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06

    This site has the UK Christmas TV listings from 1982 ... no Bond :(

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,494 ✭✭✭irlirishkev

    Some Christmas 1982 UK Listings here.. Irish may be harder to find.

    OOohh.. So close..

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  • Registered Users Posts: 175 ✭✭shelly22

    Hope this link works
    It's a picture of st Stephens green in January 1982

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,019 ✭✭✭SCOOP 64

    Why was it your favourite year op ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 108 ✭✭DeniG2

    here's a link to the Christmas RTE Guide for 1983 if that's any good to you.....

  • Registered Users Posts: 360 ✭✭mikedublin

    SCOOP 64 wrote:
    Why was it your favourite year op ?

    It was just a really great year and the Christmas was just perfect - all the family together and loads of friends calling round. Midnight mass and The neighbours had a great party on new year's eve. Great presents too !


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 27,267 Mod ✭✭✭✭Posy

    DeniG2 wrote: »
    here's a link to the Christmas RTE Guide for 1983 if that's any good to you.....
    Love that! :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 850 ✭✭✭tickingclock

    DeniG2 wrote: »
    here's a link to the Christmas RTE Guide for 1983 if that's any good to you.....

    That's brilliant. I love Bosco on the cover.

  • Registered Users Posts: 866 ✭✭✭_Godot_

    I was only a few months old during this christmas, having only been born in september. But I think it's fun looking back at old pictures and ads and stuff.

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,986 ✭✭✭philstar

    at that time feature films that were 3 years old were shown on xmas day

    so in 82 it was it was the 1979 movie The Champ that was shown on RTE (iirc)

  • Registered Users Posts: 477 ✭✭tina1040

    Love the 2 drinks rule!

    Sorry I just realised this is an old thread

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 23,488 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc

    tina1040 wrote: »
    Love the 2 drinks rule!

    What’s that?

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 11,408 Mod ✭✭✭✭miamee

    I *think* she might be referring to this post with the ads from a film shown on TV in 1984. It must have been aired a few days before Christmas because one of the ads is Maurice Pratt telling you that Quinnsworth will be getting stock of fresh fruit and veg in on Monday morning, the last shopping day before Christmas :D

    It also has an ad asking people not to drink and drive but if you insist, no more than two drinks :eek:

    It's a class video, I'd love if there was a 1982 version for OP here.

    Edit: it's from 22nd December 1984.

  • Registered Users Posts: 108 ✭✭DeniG2

    Loughc wrote: »
    What’s that?

    There's an advert in the 1982 Christmas RTE Guide ( that says "If you're driving... Just two (pints) will do!"

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,278 ✭✭✭✭branie2

    My earliest memories of Christmas are from 1982