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01st Dec 2016

There are some great movies coming to RTÉ this Christmas

So many to choose from!

Yippee ki-yay.

Now that it’s December it’s officially OK to talk about Christmas at every available opportunity and what better place to start than to look forward to all the time we’re going to spend in front of the telly over the festive season.

RTÉ announced their line-up for the festive season and while it’s a busy one, we decided to skip ahead to catch a glimpse of the movies that will keep us entertained and help break those awkward family silences for a few days.

Most of these are movies you will have seen before, of course, but as everyone knows, when one of your favourite movies appears on terrestrial TV, there’s almost a requirement that you must watch it, even though you can do so anytime you want on DVD, Netflix or the Internet.

You can see the list in full below; there should be enough there to keep everyone happy, including the obligatory instalment of Die Hard


  • The Flag
  • Calvary
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
  • Bad Neighbours
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • Rush
  • 300: Rise of an Empire
  • Love, Actually
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Notting Hill
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Die Hard 2
  • Frozen
  • The Lego Movie
  • Monsters University
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Rio 2
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Muppets Most Wanted