The Digital Groove (9pm Monday 26th)
Niall Redmond is joined by 20 House DJ's from across the world as they select and play their favourite House record from 2011. Big names and local DJ's mingle over 3 hours airing the one record that did it for them in their sets in 2011. Big names include Grant Nelson,Shane D,CJ Mackintosh,Sean Mc Cabe and many many more. This will be a special extended show of 3 hours 9pm - Midnight on St Stephens Day
he Audio Sunshine Show (6pm Sunday 25th)
It's Tom's last show of the year and he celebrates by playing a selection of festive jams and upfront tunes mixed in true Audio Sunshine style.
The Cosmo (10pm Wednesday 28th)
Gay Wednesdays continue with The Cosmo, live from 8pm until 10pm, as Scott De Buitléir provides top interviews and features of interest to Ireland's gay community, along with high-quality commercial dance and chart tracks
Ceoltronic with Will Kinsella (10pm Thursday 29th)
Irish International DJ/Producer/Label Manager Sian returns with another instalment of "Octopus Records on Ceoltronic". Sian has enjoyed his busiest year yet as a tour DJ and producer, with the launch of his debut album on his own Octopus imprint. Sian has been working with Will since May this year and has brought in guests such as Carlo Lio, Alan Fitzpatrick and Guy J.
Searching For Santa (9am Saturday 24th)
New drama written especially for RTÉjr Radio. Emma,Colm , Ciara and Cian from RTÉjr Radio are in the North Pole bringing a special message to Santa from the children of Ireland. But they get caught in a blizzard and Edgar the evil elf sends them the wrong way. Eventually they make it to Santa's village, but not without an adventure or two.
Sheelagh's Festive Favourites (10am Saturday 24th)
Sheelagh Dempsey from the RTÉ Music Library trawls through the music shelves to find some musical crackers for the kids ! Some will be well known favourites and others will be new to the junior listeners.
Christmas Story Hour
Saturday December 24 11am
An hour of nostalgic radio including Christmas stories and music including JRR Tolkien's letters from Father Christmas.
Colm Flynn's Christmas Club
Saturday December 24 12pm
A special 'Colm's Christmas Club' especially for children on Christmas Eve who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa ! Colm loves Christmas, so he'll be playing excellent Christmas tunes, talking to lots of children what they do on Christmas Eve and he even has some cool Christmas jokes!
A Junior Christmas
Saturday December 24 1pm
Magical radio unwrapping the real festive spirit as seen through the eyes, and heard through the voices of children from all over Ireland. Kenny Heffernan visits Glendeer Farm in Westmeath to learn all about Reindeer, Ellie Kenny (7) reports from the streets of Dublin at Christmas time and we hear from school children in Co. Offaly who talk about what Christmas means to them. Perfect 'together' listening for parents and children. Presented by Daráine Mulvihill.
Christmas Tales & Treasures
Saturday December 24 4pm
Join Audrey Donohue and her junior guests Oisín and Aysha as they share their favourite Christmas poems, stories and music with us this Christmas Eve. We'll hear the story of the mean Grinch who wanted to steal Christmas and a wonderful re-enactment of the Christmas poem, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. We'll also have a special story about a lonely little Christmas Tree growing in the forest, who wants a family to share the special season with. Plus beautiful Christmas music from some of Oisín and Aysha's favourite children's choirs and Christmas movies. Perfect listening for last minute present-wrapping and building up the excitement before Santa arrives!
Sunday Dec 25 7am
Classical Kids is back with a special programme on Christmas Day for everyone who's up early opening their presents! Listen in as we take a sleigh ride, dance with some snowmen and hear the story of the enchanted Nutcracker! We'll also have a Christmas sing along with the RTÉ children's choir, Cór na nÓg. Presented by Ian Mc Glynn.
Emma's Mad About Christmas
Sunday December 25 8am
Emma O' Driscoll from RTÉjr Radio and TV plays her all time favourite Christmas songs for Christmas morning. Have your Christmas breakfast and listen to music like 'Santa Claus is coming to town' and 'Santa got stuck up the Chimney'.
Christmas Little Pages
Sunday Dec 25 9am
The Jolly Christmas Postman by Ahlberg and The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski are the special books up for discussion on Christmas Little Pages. Zara and Nadia Evans are sisters from Dublin and they join Gráinne to talk about what presents they received for Christmas and review the two books!
The Jolly Christmas Postman tells the tale of the Jolly Postman delivering greetings and presents to various fairy-tale characters, with a card for Baby Bear, a game for Red Riding Hood from Mr Wolf and a get-well present for Humpty Dumpty. This book is full of surprise envelopes, letters, cards and notes!
The Christmas Miracle tells the story of Jonathan Toomey, a reclusive woodcarver who seems to hate Christmas. Unlike Scrooge in a Christmas Carol, Jonathan is transformed by making a Christmas crèche for a seven year old boy and his mother and the love and warmth that they show him.
Emma's Magical Kingdom
Sunday December 25 10am
Emma presents a very special programme for Christmas morning. There'll be lots of Christmas Chat, a special guest will read a story plus there will be lots of Christmas music from the Enchanted Christmas Festival at Disneyland Paris!
Tell Us A Tale & Zucchini Brothers
Sunday December 25 11am
Christmas mayhem in this storytelling hour from our friends in the USA
A Christmas Dream, read by Maxi
Sunday December 25 8pm
Maxi reads this classic Christmas story, A Christmas Dream by Louisa May Alcott
Planet, on The Club
Monday Dec 26 9.30am
Ellie Kenny is seven years old and from Dublin. In the summer of 2011 she and her Mam, Dad and sister Lilah went on a European tour by train. Ellie brought a recording device and reported on all the cities she visited and made this new radio series based on her adventures (with the help of her dad Brian!) Ellie visited Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo and has made a radio programme about each city. In Paris she makes it to the top of a very windy Eiffel Tower, in Copenhagen she plays in The Tivoli Gardens, and takes a boat ride in Amsterdam. This unique series brings us the unique insights and enthusiasm of a seven year old traveller (watch out Michael Palin !). Listen to her reports on The Club everyday this week.
Daráines St. Stephens Day Activity Hour
Monday Dec 26, 11am and 2pm
Time to move step and jump! Daráine's Activity hour is the most fun way to get some exercise this Festive Season!
West Cork Radio Plays
Monday 26 - Wednesday Jan 4th, 4pm
Eight individual plays thought up and performed by eight national schools in Cork produced by Victor Hayes and West Cork Education Centre. Monday 26th December - Derryclough National School Tuesday 27th December - Trafrask National School Wednesday 28th December - Tirelton National School Thursday 29th December - Coomhola National School Friday 30th December - Castlelask National School Monday 2nd January - The Model School Dunmanway Tuesday 3rd January - School Mhichil, Bere Island Wednesday 4th January - Lisavaird National School