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This made me laugh…this cute animation is from Birdbox Studio. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas. I hope Santa is good to each and every one of you!


This is a lovely Christmas ad.

Teenagers aren’t all bad. A teenage boy surprises his family with a thoughtful holiday gift.

Who doesn’t love a dancing Shetland pony for Christmas?

The dancing pony is back just in time for Christmas from Three. Get creative with #danceponydance and spread some cheer with The Christmas PonyGifter – You can choose between the Party, Classic or Anthem Pony and personalise them.

Only four shopping weeks to go and here are some events to get you in the Christmas spirit…

Christmas at Dublin Castle: November 30th until December 22nd
Each Saturday and Sunday in December Dublin Castle invites you to enter the magical world of the Nutcracker. The upper courtyard is transformed into a traditional Christmas market and choirs every Saturday and Sunday will be performing under the tree from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Enjoy a tasty treat from our Christmas vendors, including mulled wine, hot chocolate, gingerbread cookies and traditional chimney cake. The craft fair will take place on December 15th from 10.00am inside the Bedford Hall.

Check out their Christmas programme by clicking the link below:

Christmas on the Square: December 1st
This Saturday, December 1st, the second annual Merrion Square pop up shop will be taking place in Number 45 Merrion Square. To kick start your Merrion Christmas there will be a one-day pop-up shop on December 1st with leading Irish designers and irish artisan food producers bringing their beautiful irish-made products to No. 45.

Check out their website for further details:

Christmas at Farmleigh: 7th – 22nd December
Experience the magic of Christmas at Farmleigh with Christmas markets and carol singing every Saturday and Sunday. They also have Christmas Concerts. The Velvettes is a unique vocal group based on the classic swing combos of the late 1940s and early 1950s. They model their vocal blend on the style of the Andrews Sisters. A typical Velvettes set list is packed with songs from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Hoagy Carmichael- to name but a few. Tickets are allocated on a lottery basis. The closing date for ticket applications is at 10am on Wednesday December 4th. 2 tickets per winner, and only successful applicants will be notified.

Check out the Christmas Programme:,25285,en.html

The Docklands Christmas Markets: 12th – 23rd December
Everyone’s favourite Christmas Festival is back again for the 9th consecutive year, bringing Christmas cheer and magical festive treats to the heart of Dublin from the IFSC at Georges Dock. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever with a few surprises added to the regular line of events including an entertainment area taking place on the event platform in George’s Dock. The Victorian Carnival, the fantastic artisan food and craft market and of course Santa’s grotto will all be back to help make your festival experience a magical one.

Click on the link below for more information:

Dublin Port Winterfest at Point Village: 28th November to 23rd December
The Point Village will be transformed with the sights, sounds and aromas of a traditional Christmas market. You’ll find food stalls serving treats including Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Crepes, BBQ Bratwurst and Bockwurst, Hog Roast, Chinese Noodles, Chocolate Fountain and a Christmas Bakery. There is also an ice-rink, santa’s grotto and amusement rides.

Check out their website for more details:

12 Treats of Christmas Food Tour
French Foodie in Dublin brings you on her ’12 Treats of Christmas Food Tour’ this December.
Mulled wine, chocolates, mince pies and other Christmas treats will be sampled during this festive walking tour, a stop in a restaurant for lunch is also included. Join a small group of Christmas lovers to share some delicious food and good company. French Foodie will bring you around some of her favourite spots to indulge with 12 different treats.

To book click on the link below:


If it’s yours too, you may be perfect for this job of part-time Elf…

Funky Christmas Jumpers pop-up shop on South William Street are looking for part-time elves.


Elf Duties:

Must be able to deliver service with a Smile 🙂
Have energy (even when hungover!)
Be a champion Christmas Tree decorator
Sing Christmas Carols
Keep Funky HQ nice & tidy
Friendly with animals, especially our Reindeers

Perks of the job

Wear a Funky Christmas Jumper every day
Opportunity to work in a fun, creative, dynamic environment where your ideas are valued
Gain vast amount of online and retail experience
Work parties


Expert Toy Building Skills
Experienced Sleigh Driver
Elf college graduation with specialisation in Knitting
Have a big cheesy smile
A Santa Clause believer
Fluent in “Elf lingo”
Good Interaction Skills

So if your interested send your details and photo to or show your creative side by submitting a funny video
– See more at:

Are we all suffering from the christmas comedown? Well here’s something to cheer you up…

Puppy’s First Christmas

And now for 2013…..bring it on!

[Taken from: Heart Love Weddings]
Here’s a few suggestions to get you in the christmas spirit:

Enjoy a mulled wine at the Docklands Christmas Markets
George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1
The Docklands Christmas Festival started on Friday 07 Dec and runs until 23 Dec. The Festival is in its 8th year with stalls offering food and mulled wine, hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts as well as some crafts. This year it is sponsored by Airtricity and seems smaller than previous years but is still worth a visit. There is a small carousel and some “Victorian fairground attractions” as well as a stage for live music. The market is open until 8pm on weekdays and until 10pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. For more information visit their website

Visit the reindeer at Farmleigh
Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15
Farmleigh House is celebrating Christmas with a whole range of events planned for every weekend in December among them a Food Market and a Festive Crib. Admission to all events is free. For more information check out their Christmas programme

Go dancing on ice at iSkate in the RDS
iSkate is Ireland’s biggest ice rink opening from 16 November 2012 to 13 January 2013. They offer both peak and off-peak prices and a family ticket covering 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. You can find out other information plus times and booking details from their website:

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas whatever you get up to!

Things to make you smile…

The Muppets Joy to the World

To all the carol singers out there – you can’t beat singing chickens.

Say it with photos






This amazing christmas lights display comes from Perth. I saw the cutest little baby shaking her little bum to Gangnam Style in PC World – she had the whole shop in stitches. Brings a whole new meaning to ‘Sexy Lady’ – so cute! Only 25 more days to christmas!!!

So am officially in the christmas spirit….yesterday was our christmas lunch followed by a screening of ELF in Meeting House Square in Temple Bar followed by christmas drinks in a nearby pub and today we got a half day and to start off my christmas break in style I mosied round the Docklands Christmas market enjoying some mulled wine! Hope you are all in the christmas spirit and enjoying that festive feeling!

Happy Flyday and to all a very merry Christmas!

And instead of quotes I will leave you with this…
A Christmas Blessing by John Greenleaf Whittier
During this Christmas season
may you be blessed
with the spirit of the season,
which is peace,
the gladness of the season,
which is hope,
and the heart of the season,
which is love.

Somehow, not only for Christmas,
but all the long year through,
the joy that you give to others
is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing
the poor and lonely and sad,
the more of your heart’s possessing
returns to you glad.







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