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RTE Guide - Christmas 2022 edition

  • 16-11-2022 8:28am
    Registered Users Posts: 9,500 ✭✭✭

     The bumper Christmas issue will hit shelves nationwide from December 12th with a print run of 310,000 copies... so not long now!

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,500 ✭✭✭DvB

    We'll not even be in the country, nevermind near a TV, for the majority of its scheduling but will still buy it, purely out of tradition.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭SarahLil

    Will pick it up out of tradition

    Still have last years one it was my little ones first Christmas I keep meaning to put it in her keepsake box

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,792 ✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    Same here. It doesn't cover most of the channels on our freesat and we've daily papers plus online to see what's on. We really just do the crosswords.

    Initially I felt we'd buy it anyway but now I'm having second thoughts. It has been an integral part of decades of Christmases though. We'll see nearer the date how we feel.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,865 ✭✭✭TRS30

    The Christmas RTE Guide, one of Ireland greatest Christmas traditions 😁

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,330 ✭✭✭tscul32

    Just the crossword here too. But would be weird not to have it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,390 ✭✭✭✭freshpopcorn

    I like the Christmas Guide but a confession of mine is I preferred it in the past when they just had a Christmas photo shoot with the RTE Staff.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 23,901 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc

    Another one here who just buys it out of tradition and the crossword but these days I'm getting less and less time to put into the crossword

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  • Registered Users Posts: 113 ✭✭Tippman24

    It is the only time in the year that I buy the RTE Guide. I don't watch much television but it is purely a tradition at this stage. I can remember myself and my sisters fighting over who reads it first and we only had two channels in the place.

  • Registered Users Posts: 969 ✭✭✭ballyargus

    Similarly, I buy it out of tradition. I love the tough-as-nails film quiz; the beauty of it is that many of the films are on over the season, with the answers to be found within.

  • Registered Users Posts: 552 ✭✭✭dubstepper

    Same here. We buy it and study what to watch, then forget all about it :) With everything on demand now it has somewhat killed it

  • Registered Users Posts: 898 ✭✭✭Quitelife

    Probably buy it but in terms of TV guides its hard to beat The Suns TV guide on a Saturday ?? or is there a better one im not aware??

    I buy the Sun each Saturday and throw away the paper itself without looking at it( in a bin of course) . I might become the opposite to other people taking the pull out and leaving the paper itself on the stand.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,578 ✭✭✭Smell the glove

    We buy it and circle any films we want to record or major programs. Also very handy when I visit my parents Christmas day as we can look through it and see what we can sit down and watch after dinner. They have a dodgy box so useless for flagging programs to watch.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,287 ✭✭✭CheerLouth

    My parents do this with the Ireland on Sunday (or whatever it's called now). It's a great TV guide to be fair, has nice recipes & a great quiz section at the back.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,306 ✭✭✭VanZan

    The OP says it's coming out on the 12th....which seems late. I thought normally it came out around the 8th or 9th.

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,993 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN

    It appears that the sales of the rte guide are kept strong due to tradition, nothing else.

    If the replies on here are a straw poll, it would appear the vast majority don't actually read it or use it as a TV guide at all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,792 ✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    Pure tradition for the last decade. We've decided to break this year and we're not bothering. It doesn't get used and rarely has anything worth reading. We'll find some other crosswords to do.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,578 ✭✭✭Smell the glove

    Huh so I have to buy this current one to have the Christmas week listings!?

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,306 ✭✭✭VanZan

    Yeah the guide is becoming more and more redundant. I think I'll check to see what the prize for the movie quiz is before I buy.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 5,995 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sheep Shagger

    Saw one today with listings up to the 23rd or 24th and it was thin....I though it covered the whole festive period and was a lot thicker?

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,500 ✭✭✭DvB

    The next one is the Christmas one and covers 2 weeks instead of the normal one week.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,792 ✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    That's just the normal weekly guide. The Christmas edition isn't out yet.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 27,346 Mod ✭✭✭✭Posy

    I think the Christmas one is out on Monday. 🙂

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,505 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld


    Removed complaining post.

    Post edited by SuperBowserWorld on

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,994 ✭✭✭✭Leg End Reject

    I bought one today, it just wouldn't be Christmas without it!