The RTÉ Guide Christmas magazine goes on sale today and RTÉ TEN went behind the scenes a few weeks back to catch all the excitement of the shoot which features Pat Shortt , Miriam O’Callaghan and Bryan Dobson in their Christmas finery.

Pat, who features every year on the cover, told TEN “the year I put on the Tellytubby outfit was the worst, it was like you would see on the Waltons with the flap on your back and everytime I kept bending down it kept popping open.”

Costume malfunctions aside Pat says he enjoys the day out adding of his fellow cover star “I am nearly married to Miriam O’Callaghan at this stage.” While Miriam added it was the one time she got to catch up with Pat every year.

While of Catherine Fulvio, who also features in the shoot, he said "what a bird!" referring of course to the Turkey which also features in the picture.

The Christmas Guide is on sale now!

Pat is still having flashbacks apparently to his onesie look of Christmas 2009