Christmas Past on RTÉ

Christmas past as covered by RTÉ Television and Radio, 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.