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Boards.ie Favourite TV Christmas Special - Nominations

  • 05-11-2018 9:04am
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    Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    It's time for a new round of items.

    This week we will be nominating for our favourite Christmas TV Special. Then next week the ones with the most nominations will be entered into a poll and we'll have a week to vote for our favourite tv special.

    So are you a fan of the Only Fools & Horses Christmas specials? Fr.Ted? The Snowman? Gavin & Stacey? The Office? The Den Christmas Specials? Mr.Bean? Dr.Who? The Royle Family?

    The Rules

    1) Maximum of 3 nominations allowed
    2) Where a show have several Christmas specials try to give the episode title or failing that a brief description of the episode.

    Happy November and Happy Nominating!! :)

    Below is a calendar of how the week few weeks are going to work :)


    Monday 5th - TV Special Noms
    Monday 12th - TV Special Vote
    Monday 19th - Song Noms
    Monday 26th - Song Vote
    Monday 3rd - Movie Noms
    Monday 10th - Movie Vote


Comments

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Right, I'm kick-starting the noms so :P

    1) Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special - From the start it kicks off with Smithy (James Corden) singing "Do They Know it's Christmas time?" It feels so Christmassy.

    2) The Office (UK) - The Christmas Specials were not only fantastic series finales but such a fantastic Christmas feels during a typical Office Christmas Party.

    3) The Den - Christmas Crisis - This one really is a throw back to my childhood everything is perfect, the visit to lapland, Zig & Zag are back and Podge causing trouble and Dustin on top form. A perfect Christmas Special.

    There's loads more I could pick but I'm hoping someone else will. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,059 ✭✭✭ Lord Spence


    Only one nomination needed for this Only Fools and Horses Christmas 1996, Season 8 Episode 1 Hero's and Villains, Del and Rodney as Batman and Robin pure TV gold!


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Only one nomination needed for this Only Fools and Horses Christmas 1996, Season 8 Episode 1 Hero's and Villains, Del and Rodney as Batman and Robin pure TV gold!

    One of my favourites too! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ DvB


    1. Gavin & Stacey. An instant classic & as already mentioned just has such a christmassy buzz about if from the off.
    2. Only Fools & horses. Jolly Boys outing, still remember watching this in 1989 & it instantly became one of, if not, my favourite episode ever.
    3. Father Ted. The priests getting lost in the lingerie section of a department store was hilarious, I had had a few festive beers by the time I sat down to watch it & i remember crying I laughed that much.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,019 ✭✭✭ jellybear


    Just one nomination from me-

    Fr Ted Christmas Special. Absolutely love the priest with the boring voice!! Also love Mrs Doyle's reaction to the Tea Master:D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,967 ✭✭✭ BuileBeag


    Yeah Father Ted for me too. Me and my best friend at the time, were obsessed with Father Ted. We used to make up our own little scripts. She was always Dougal, I was always Ted. I can't tell you the excitement that Christmas special caused. :D


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


    I'm going to throw The Vicar of Dibley 'Christmas Lunches incident' into the ring. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,686 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    Father Ted Christmas special.

    I forgot the IT crowd Christmas special.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭ Cazale


    The league of gentleman Christmas special.

    Knowing me, knowing yule with Alan Partridge.

    The Bottom Christmas episode.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,967 ✭✭✭ BuileBeag


    Posy wrote: »
    I'm going to throw The Vicar of Dibley 'Christmas Lunches incident' into the ring. :)

    Oooh I give my second nom to this!!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭ artvanderlay


    1. Muppet Family Christmas (not that ****e Muppet Christmas Carol. This was a TV special filmed a few years before Jim Henson died).
    2) Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas (nobody here has seen this and it's one of the most heart-warming, fun specials ever. Another Jim Henson production, with phenomenal music by Paul Williams, who was a great songwriter for The Carpenters and countless others. It deals with grief, loss, poverty, optimism, courage, love: very profound, but it is a lot of fun, with beautiful production).
    3) Any One Foot In The Grave Christmas special.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ otnomart


    Only The Office for me
    Tor me still the best series finale ever.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    1) All of the Vicar of Dibbley Christmas specials but particularly the one where Geraldine gets plastered on Christmas Eve and forgets she has to do the Midnight service. Absolute classic.

    2) Downton Abbey Christmas special between season 2 & 3, set between 1919 and 1920. Lots of Christmassy decorations, tons of fancy clothes porn, and the culmination of a love arc. What more would you want?

    3) Creature Comforts Christmas Special. It's completely lovely. :)


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


    Gavin & Stacey, Fr Ted and...this is a bit of a strange one, but The OC episode where they celebrate Chrismukkah. I was so in love with Seth!



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭ Cazale


    The father ted episode is good but even the creators said on the dvd commentary that it's too long. At almost three times the length of a normal episode it could have been edited a wee bit.


  • Administrators, Business & Finance Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,766 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Toots


    Father Ted Christmas Special for me, too!

    Also love Big Fat Quiz but not sure if that's more of a new year thing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,533 ✭✭✭✭ Beechwoodspark


    Blackadder Christmas special is very funny too


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,837 Edward M


    I love most of the comedy Christmas specials, Fr Ted, only fools and horses, and the vicar of dibleby are my favourites.
    Some things should be banned on TV on Xmas day, all the soaps with their one hour of misery usually anyway for sure.!


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Edward M wrote: »
    Some things should be banned on TV on Xmas day, all the soaps with their one hour of misery usually anyway for sure.!

    I agree! Even if someone offered me a free house in Albert Square I wouldn't take it. It's always miserable there.

    My Brother In Law loves the soaps too so we usually have to sit through 3 of them on Christmas Night! :eek:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,098 Derek Fierce Picture


    1. Only Fools and Horses
    2. Only Fools and Horses
    3. Only Fools and Horses

    :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,905 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    + 1 for Blackadder Xmas special, such a clever idea.

    Also mention for the "Bart gets caught shoplifting" episode of The Simpsons.

    "You have selected ... POWER DRIVE"
    "I recommend ... feather touch"
    "You have selected ... POWER DRIVE. The ball is in .... parking lot"

    "Would you like to play again? .... you have selected ... No".


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


    razorblunt wrote: »
    "You have selected ... POWER DRIVE"
    "I recommend ... feather touch"
    "You have selected ... POWER DRIVE. The ball is in .... parking lot"

    "Would you like to play again? .... you have selected ... No".
    I read that in the videogame voice. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 aslanroars


    Best Christmas look up still game .best comedy show ever


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,992 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    1. Vicar of Dibley with the lunches!
    2. Gavin & Stacey
    3. Royle Family (they defrost the turkey in the bath, nuff said :P )


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,805 ✭✭✭ matchthis


    Merry Christmas Mr. Bean,
    Bottom (Adrian edmondson and Rik Mayall)christmas special
    the office,
    simpsons when they get Santa's little helper,
    father ted
    Only fools - when the sell the watch and Rodney buys Del the rolls


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