Title

What Will The Rest of Europe Be Watching On TV Over Christmas?

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Other

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

5.9 OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES

Publication Details

RTE Brainstorm, Updated / Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 16:01

Abstract

For many of us, the Christmas movie, or annual TV special, is as much a staple of the season as the turkey. The Irish TV schedules will carry the usual selection of favourites from a variety of genres, such as It's a Wonderful Life, Home Alone, Love Actually and Die Hard among others. These films and such home-grown television specials, such as Mrs Brown's Boys, draw Irish families and their chocolates, onto the sofa, in a pleasurable ritual of sameness and welcome predictability. Despite changes in how we view TV, the shared experience of cross-generational household television viewing at Christmas time remains significant.


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