Fed up of the usual festive shite shown on RTÉ? Well fear not because Mark Roche of The Daily Shift has chosen five alternative Irish Christmas movies for you to watch this festive season…
A Muppeh’ Christmas Carol
Warm your hearts this Christmas “ya bleedin’ toe-rags” with a traditional tale of festive miracles. Visited by the Ghost of Husbands Past, Billy Meehan and the Ghost of Acting Careers Killed, Lorcan; Carol must peruse what Ireland would be like without Fair City with the aid of her husband and son.
The Santa Clause
Angela Merkel, a sneaky Grinch that has written a special clause in the Irish bailout scheme intends to steal Christmas but Irish elf Enda will have none of it. It’s up to the Taoiseach and his cabinet of ministers to save Christmas and make Christmas affordable for everyone.
The Bishops Wife
The classic love story between Eamon Casey and Annie Murphy; an unhappy, estranged partner needs Mr Casey to prove his love. With the help of an angel, can Eamon prove he loves the mother of his child more than his time-consuming job?
One house remains occupied for Christmas in a Wicklow housing estate; surrounded by vacant unfinished houses, it’s up to one young boy to make his presence known and stop NAMA from providing social housing.
The Nightmare before Christmas
A simple re-run of the budget coverage