And the winner of Ireland's Most Christmassy Home 2017 is …

We all have that one neighbour that goes over and beyond for Christmas - projections, inflatables, rotating lights, the lot!

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85-year-old man to wed best friend in Tipperary to avoid inheritance tax

Dublin-based best friends for almost 30 years, Michael and Matt plan to wed in order to avoid inheritance tax.

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Everyone is very confused after ‘youthquake’ was named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year

How many times did you use the word “youthquake” this year?

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Video: This is what a deep-fried mince pie looks like

No one ever said Christmas was a particularly healthy time of year.

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There’s a sinister army of partially melted snowmen terrifying people of Britain

Remember them in happier times. Seeing partially melted snowmen is just very sad.

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15 Christmas tree baubles that have absolutely nothing to do with Christmas

Trust us – they are everywhere.

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Penneys just saved Christmas with this excuse generator

Every year without fail we get overly excited for the festive season and organise to meet all of those school friends home for the holidays.

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Santa gives the gift of happily ever after to this Dublin couple in Arnotts

Santa pulled out all in stops this week and added the gift of ‘happily ever after’ to his list of lego and paw patrol related gifts.

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This Cork pub is giving out free Christmas dinners for anyone spending the day alone

From airports arrivals to family get-togethers, Christmas can be described as a magical time of year for most families.

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Viewers aghast as BBC Breakfast shows sex toy in clip during Stormzy interview

The grime star’s interview was slightly overshadowed by a pretend appendage…

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15 ways to survive Christmas Day with unwelcome guests

Navigating your way through festive gatherings can be tricky. Claire Spreadbury reveals 15 expert tips to ensure you stay merry.

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8 very good doggos meeting Santa because puppers love Christmas too

Because dogs may be for life, but they’re also for Christmas.

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This news reporter took a snowball to the face right before going on air

Fox reporter Amy DuPont got a snowy surprise from her photographer.

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12 of 2017’s best memes

The only year in review you need.

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'It may not be up there with Wham!...': This Irish politician has released a Christmas song

He says "it ain't bad" for a first attempt, but we'll leave it up to you.

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Stop everything and watch these zoo animals open their Christmas gifts

It may be a little early, but they deserve it.

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20c from every copy of the Irish Examiner sold this Saturday being donated to SVP

Earlier this month the Irish Examiner launched its Christmas Charity appeal in aid of St Vincent de Paul.

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These are some of the most wish-listed properties on Airbnb

Essentially these are the places we desperately want to stay in.

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11 Donald Trump-themed novelty Christmas presents you’ll either love or hate

There’s a whole lot of weird Trump stuff out there.

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This beautiful two-toned cat is getting ready for Christmas

The tortoiseshell animal has a face which is half black, half ginger.

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WATCH: Boy with ADHD overwhelmed by Santa crowds - so Santa comes to him

This eight-year-old boy has never got to enjoy visiting Santa at Christmas - until this year.

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This grumpy husky is really not here for Christmas

Is Anuko the grumpiest dog on Instagram?

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Liam Gallagher narrates Christmas story with an environmental moral

The singer urges people to consider climate change this Christmas.

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Inspired by new movie Mountain? Here's 5 glorious peaks you should see (or even climb) in your lifetime

Once only accessibleto professional climbers and mountaineers, many of the world’s highest peaks can now be scaled by tourists.

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Here's how Sir David Attenborough made this six-year-old eco-warrior's day

A six-year-old has received a handwritten letter from Sir David Attenborough encouraging her in her quest to protect the world’s seas from harmful plastics.

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Roy Moore spokesman left speechless after learning politicians don’t have to swear on Bible

Ted Crockett was silent for so long the interviewer drew things to a close.

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Check out this new Star Wars themed ad for the Wild Atlantic Way

Fáilte Ireland have revealed their latest advert to coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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’Here’s what’s on TV3 this Christmas

TV3 have launched their Christmas schedule, and there seems to be plenty of viewing for everyone in the family.

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Even the hot weather won’t tempt Australians into eating Vegemite ice lollies

They sound like an acquired taste, that’s for sure.

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This lingerie campaign features cellulite and stretch marks – and women are loving it

The campaign encourages women to embrace their ‘flaws.’

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These gingerbread house fails prove that biscuit-based architecture is harder than it looks

Let’s just say you wouldn’t want to live in any of these houses.

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Could this be one of the world’s best dive sites? Visit Papua New Guinea’s Walindi Plantation Resort

Kimbe Bay was one of the last places conservationist Jacques Cousteau dived. Sarah Marshall explores below the surface.

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Watch: Toddler interrupts wrestling match to ’save’ his big sister

This video was a perfect instance of having your sisters back, but it was just the wrong time to act on it.

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'Monster' snake given marching orders after blocking Queensland road

Officers stumbled across the scrub python during a night patrol.

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This hilarious girl made a ‘wall of sorrow’ to encourage her dad to get a cat – and it worked

Peyton Grubisic’s entertaining creation has been shared tens of thousands of times online.

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Could Peppa Pig be encouraging people to use healthcare services inappropriately?

Children’s cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients’ unrealistic expectations of their GP.

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These fashion trends will be huge in 2018 according to Pinterest

By analysing data from 2017 Pinterest can predict the trends that are going to be big next year.

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Hipsters living in one English city could be on a nice little earner

A male grooming company is offering bearded men the chance to earn £30 an hour by offering up their luscious facial hair for others’ enjoyment.

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Twitter is about to make creating threads a lot easier

Still no sign of an edit button though, eh Twitter?

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Watch this stunning drone footage of snow covered Wicklow Mountains

Skycam Ireland have kindly shared these stunning wintry scenes at Glenmacnass Waterfall and the upper lake at the Vartry Reservoir in the Wicklow Mountains.

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This police force has its very own Elf On The Shelf and it’s all very cute

Peppermint is delivering public safety messages – with a hint of mischief.

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Questions The Last Jedi needs to answer

There are some mysteries fans would like to see resolved.

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Graphic: 2018 promises to be a big year for the silver screen

Check out this list of some upcoming titles we’re all dying to buy tickets for.

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Latest: Mother of Keaton Jones addresses controversial images on her Facebook page

Latest: In an interview with CBS News, Ms Jones said that the posts were meant to be "ironic".

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Video: This is how to wrap up a Christmas bottle like a pro

You’ll thank us for this on December 24!

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Burger King has released a heart-rending anti-bullying campaign ad

Would you stand up for your burger if it was bullied? What about a kid?

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