The people of Dun Laoghaire give their thoughts on Christmas.

RTÉ News goes on to the streets of Dun Laoghaire and asks people, young and old what they think of Christmas and the growth of commercialisation? Here are just some of the views expressed.

On the giving of presents and the cost of gifts.

Christmas is meant for gifts, small gifts, but I think we're all gone mad.

The concentration on shopping for presents for one woman means,

We forget God and what it really means.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 17 December 1982. The reporter is Peter McNiff.