Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, especially in the TV department.
Ever since we were tykes, the festive season was synonymous with a savage TV line-up, you had The Den, great ads, The Late Late Toy Show – even the news got interesting, for feck's sake.
Here are just a few of our favourite moments that Irish telly has given us for Christmas over the years...
1. The Den's Christmas special
The highlight of every Irish '90s kid's Christmas calendar, these special editions of The Den generally saw Ray D'Arcy and his puppet mates having to put up with shenanigans from evil twins Podge and Rodge.
2. The An Post ad
When you heard the iconic "we're walking in the aaaaair" tune and saw those letters flying through a snowy, animated sky, you couldn't help but get giddy for Christmas.
3. Dustin's appearance on The Late Late Show
No one talked smack quite like this badly-behaved builder. Poor old aunty Gaybo didn't stand a chance.
4. The RTÉ Guide's ad actually got you excited for the magazine
Remember when you read stuff on paper? Simpler times.
5. Dustin's 'Christmas Tree'
Dustin and festive season are inseparable in our minds and his Christmas song is one of the all time classics in our opinion...
6. The annual segment about Santa's arrival on RTÉ News
Our national broadcaster colluding with parents nationwide.
7. This little kid at the airport getting too excited
If ever there was a video to watch on repeat, this is it.
8. Christmas homecomings on RTÉ
It gets us right in the ticker every single year.
9. Father Ted Christmas Special
The episode that introduced us to Father Todd Unctious is undoubtedly one of the best instalments in this iconic series.
10. The guy who slipped on the ice
Yes, we will use any excuse to roll out this clip.