Christmas past as covered by RTÉ Television, including 'The Late Late Toy Show', children giving their account of the birth of Jesus, the Royal Showband shopping and Irish troops celebrate the occasion in the Middle East.
Watch some hardy souls go for a Christmas Day swim and see live turkeys being sold the old-style way at a country market.
Also featured are reports on emigrants departing from Knock and what Christmas was like for the elderly and homeless in 1960s Ireland.
Christmas is for the children with footage of Santa at Switzers on Grafton Street and children playing with toys in the toy department at Brown Thomas.
The accompanying image shows a children's choir performing on 'The Late Late Show' in 2008.
A visit to Ireland's only moving crib at 30 Parnell Square, Dublin.
Santa Claus arrives at Switzers, a department store on Grafton Street in Dublin.
Christmas at Brown Thomas Toy Department in 1965.
Celebrities sing Christmas carols badly to the amusement of shoppers in Grafton Street.
John B. Keane takes us to Kerry and reminds us of 'Christmas the way it was' 40 years ago.
Henry Street, Dublin, at Christmas is packed with traders and shoppers.
A young girl gives her thoughts on Christmas from Henry Street, Dublin.
Christmas with Irish troops on United Nations peacekeeping duties in the Holy Land.
Getting the turkey for Christmas dinner was once far removed from picking up a frozen bird at the local supermarket. Look at the Christmas trade at this country market, where live turkeys are brought to town by donkey and cart and weighed on site.
Primary school children give their version of the birth of Jesus and sing some Christmas songs.
Elaborate Christmas lighting on homes of people from around the country.
In a 'Den' Christmas special with Ray D'Arcy, Zig and Zag, Patrick the Postman delivers a letter to Zig from Santa with some bad news.
Gay Byrne demonstrates the toys Major Morgan, UFO and a model minibus from Sony that plays vinyl records! In keeping with the traditions of 'The Late Late Toy Show,' there are children from the Billie Barry School and some dreadful jokes from Gay.
A report on Christmas tree theft from forests in the Dublin mountains. Includes a 're-enactment' of a theft.
Poverty and generosity at Christmas and the thoughts of Ireland's last wandering bard.
A tradition of singing ancient Christmas carols is kept alive in Kilmore Church, County Wexford. The songs are sung in the Yola language which is unique to Wexford.
A look at swimmers who take to the sea on Christmas Day in Dublin 1980.
Brendan Bowyer the Royal Showband go shopping in Dublin's city-centre accompanied by dancing girls.
Emigrants leave Ireland from Knock Airport after a visit home for Christmas.
The plight of some elderly people living alone in rural Ireland.
Pupils of St Ronan's National School, Clondalkin, give their account of the birth of Jesus.
The eight of December was traditionally the day when the Irish did their Christmas shopping. A report from Dublin city centre on Christmas shopping at a time of recession and the prevailing demand for snooker tables.
Irish emigrants returning home to the regional, Knock Airport to be with their families for Christmas.
Due to a strong Irish economy and a weak US dollar, many people travel to New York to do their Christmas shopping.