Christmas from across the pond, courtesy of the Irish Independent...

RTE1
5.00 Oprah cont'd
5.25 Ingrid Bergman Remembered
6.20 Sister Wendy's Saints
7.10 Jubilee Carols
8.10 Movie "Gigi"
10.05 Service
10.55 Urbi et Orbi (Pope's Christmas greetings)
11.35 Aifreann na Nollag (Christmas Mass from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clondalkin)
12.20 Movie "Miracle on 34th Street" (1994 version with Richard Attenborough)
2.10 Christmas Greetings (Archbishops of Armagh)
2.15 Movie "The Return of Jafar"
3.25 Just for You: BoyZone
4.20 Santa's Millennium Clause
4.40 Movie "101 Dalmatians" (1996 live-action version)
6.20 RTE News/Weather
6.25 Fair City
6.55 Westlife at HQ
7.30 Coronation Street
8.25 Bull Island
8.55 RTE News
9.05 Movie "Michael Collins"
11.15 The Corrs MTV Unplugged
12.15 Movie "An Officer and a Gentleman"
2.15 Bull Island
2.45 Movie "The Cotton Club"
4.45 Movie "For the Love of Nancy"

Network 2 (RTE)
5.00 2Phat cont'd
5.20 Pop Profiles
5.30 Wanderly Wagon
6.00 Den 2:
6.00 The True Meaning of Crumb Feast
6.30 Spunky's First Christmas
6.55 Elmo Saves Christmas

7.55 Tots TV:
7.55 Lapland Out
8.05 William's Wish Wellingtons
8.15 Sylvester & Tweety

8.40 Rugrats
8.55 Pokemon
9.25 Rugrats
9.45 Morbegs
10.05 New Scooby-Doo Mysteries
10.30 Animaniacs
11.00 Catdog
11.25 Taz-Mania
11.55 Tick
12.20 Sabrina the Teenage Witch
12.45 Movie "Robin Hood"
2.15 N2 Wild
2.40 Movie "That's Entertainment II"
4.25 Seven Canticles of St Francis
5.25 Padraig Feiritear: An Siogai Infhiuchtach
6.20 Assassinated King & Kennedy
8.00 Christmas Craic with Podge & Rodge
8.55 Friends
10.05 One Foot in the Grave
11.15 Blackadder's Christmas Carol
12.05 Father Ted
12.30 Yes Minister Christmas Special
1.35 Grace Under Fire
2.00 Movie "Fletch"
3.35 'Allo! 'Allo!
4.25 2TV Classic
4.50 BoyZone Behaving Badly

TV3
5.00 Home Shopping
7.15 Toronto Santa Claus Parade (Global's owner is also a major investor in TV3)
8.05 Prince Cinders
8.35 Mole's Christmas
9.00 We Wish You a Merry Christmas
9.30 Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night
10.25 Jolly Old St Nicholas
10.55 Deck the Halls
11.20 Movie "It's a Wonderful Life"
1.40 Movie "Blithe Spirit"
3.15 Movie "Matilda"
5.00 Father Christmas
5.30 News @ 5.30
5.50 EastEnders
6.20 Entertainment Review of the Year
6.40 Movie "Ghostbusters"
8.30 EastEnders
9.00 Movie "In the Line of Fire"
11.15 Minder on the Orient Express
1.10 Pop on 3
2.05 Christmas Miracles
3.00 Home Shopping (to 4.00, then back on at 4.40)

TG4 (RTE owned Irish-language channel, some English programs)
8.30 EuroNews
9.00 Cinderalmo
10.00 Power Rangers sa Spas
11.00 An Traeinin Beag
11.30 Aifreann la Nollag
12.15 Gobnait
1.00 Movie "Adventures of the Wilderness Family"
2.40 Pop TV na Nollag
3.40 Movie "Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family"
5.25 Gleann Ceo
5.55 Nuacht TG4/Weather
6.02 Expose
6.55 Wonder Years
7.20 CU Burn
8.15 Piano
10.18 An Aimsir Laithreach (weather)
10.20 Mad Dog Coll
11.15 Geantrai na Nollag
12.13 An Aimsir Laithreach
12.15 EuroNews
1.30 sign-off

UTV (ITV Northern Ireland)
5.00 Movie "Make Mine Music" cont'd
5.15 Cartoon Time
5.30 Clueless
5.55 News
6.00 GMTV
9.25 Morning Worship
10.20 Our Century
10.25 SMTV Live
12.05 Movie "Pinocchio"
1.45 News/Weather
2.00 Dame Thora Hird: My Favourite Hymns at Christmas
3.00 Queen's Christmas Message
3.10 Movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective"
4.45 News/Weather
5.05 Gladiators: Battle of the Giants
6.00 Who Wants to Be a Christmas Millionaire?
6.30 Emmerdale (hour-long special)
7.30 Coronation Street (ditto)
8.30 Who Wants to Be a Christmas Millionaire?
9.00 A Touch of Frost
10.30 Who Wants to Be a Christmas Millionaire?
11.00 News/Weather
11.10 Bethlehem Year Zero
11.25 Movie "Charade"
1.35 Movie "Blame It on the Bellboy"
3.05 Movie "Smokey & the Bandit II"
4.40 Animaniacs

HTV (ITV Wales)
5.00 Movie "Make Mine Music" cont'd
5.15 Cartoon Time
5.30 Coronation Street
5.55 News
6.00 GMTV
9.25 CITV on Christmas Day
10.25 SMTV Live
12.05 Movie "Pinocchio"
1.45 News/Weather
2.00 Dame Thora Hird: My Favourite Hymns at Christmas
3.00 Queen's Christmas Message
3.10 Movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective"
4.45 News/Weather
5.05 Gladiators: Battle of the Giants
6.00 Who Wants to Be a Christmas Millionaire?
6.30 Emmerdale (hour-long special)
7.30 Coronation Street (ditto)
8.30 Who Wants to Be a Christmas Millionaire?
9.00 A Touch of Frost
10.30 Who Wants to Be a Christmas Millionaire?
11.00 News/Weather
11.10 Bethlehem Year Zero
11.25 Movie "Charade"
1.35 Movie "Blame It on the Bellboy"
3.05 Movie "National Lampoon's Vacation"

S4C
5.55 Morning Programs (some from Channel 4)
12.45 Snowman
1.05 Movie "Jason & the Argonauts"
3.00 Queen's Christmas Message
3.10 Andi Meets Toy Story 2
4.30 Planed Plant
6.30 Newyddion (BBC News in Welsh)
6.40 Pobol y Cwm
7.15 Ma Ifan 'Ma Nadolig
8.00 Bryn Terfel A Chyfeillon: Canrif O Gan
9.00 Tair Chwear: Dymer Dy Siar
10.45 Movie "Muriel's Wedding"
12.45 Kurosawa: The Last Emperor"
1.45 Movie "Kagemusha" (subtitled)
4.45 sign-off

BBC1 Northern Ireland
5.00 BBC News 24
6.00 Planet Saturday:
6.00 Polka Dot Shorts
6.10 Teletubbies
6.33 Teletubbies Advent Calendar
6.40 Barney's Christmas Surprise
6.45 Christmas Toons!
7.10 True Meaning of Crumb Fest
7.35 Blue Peter

8.00 Live & Kicking Christmas Cracker
10.00 Christmas Day Service: Joy to the World
11.00 Movie "James and the Giant Peach"
12.15 BBC News/Weather
12.30 Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show
1.30 Christmas Top of the Pops
2.30 Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire
3.00 Queen's Christmas Message
3.10 Noel's Christmas Presents
4.00 Movie "Jumanji"
5.40 BBC News/Weather
5.50 EastEnders
6.20 Auntie's Cracking New Bloomers (bloopers)
7.00 David Copperfield (pt 1)
8.30 EastEnders
9.00 Vicar of Dibley
9.40 Before They Were Famous IV
10.20 BBC News/Weather
10.30 Royle Family
11.10 They Think It's All Over
11.45 Christmas Reflection: Rumours of Angels
11.50 Movie "The Italian Job"
1.30 Movie "A Shock to the System"
2.55 BBC News 24

BBC2 Northern Ireland
6.25 Movie "Harvey"
8.05 Movie "An American in Paris"
10.00 Simpsons
10.25 Big Knight's
10.35 Jim Henson's the Storyteller
11.00 Christmas Oratorio from Weimar
11.30 They Said It Couldn't Be Done
1.25 Wives & Daughters
2.45 Vintners' Tales with Jancis Robinson
2.55 Simpsons
3.15 Movie "White Christmas"
5.10 Movie "Singin' in the Rain"
6.50 Cecilia (Bartoli) & Bryn (Terfel) at Glyndebourne
8.20 Queen's Christmas Message
8.30 Movie "Il Postino"
10.15 Movie "RKO 281"
11.45 Movie "Citizen Kane"
1.40 Movie "The Trial"
3.35 sign-off

Channel 4
5.00 Real Jesus Christ (cont'd)
5.30 Countdown
5.55 Elmo Saves Christmas
6.55 Ivor the Engine
7.05 Really Wild Animals
7.30 Princess Sissi
8.00 Movie "Tom & Jerry: The Movie"
9.30 Movie "Andre"
11.15 Father Christmas
11.45 Granpa
12.15 Movie "Jason & the Argonauts"
2.10 Working with Dinosaurs
3.00 Ali G's Alternative Christmas Message
3.15 Fifteen-to-One Millennium Quiz
4.55 Countdown Grand Final
5.40 Movie "The Woodlanders"
7.30 Massive Landmarks of the 20th Century (followed by Channel 4 News)
8.05 Queen's Christmas Message
8.15 4 Dance: Duet for the Betterment of A
8.40 Powder Her Face
10.45 Ali G's Alternative Christmas Message
11.00 Movie "Time Bandits"
1.10 Movie "Kagemusha" (subtitled)
4.00 4 Later

Channel 5
5.00 Prisoner: Cell Block H cont'd
5.30 Wild North
6.00 Havakazoo
6.30 Dappledown Farm
6.55 Mr Men & Little Miss
7.00 Beginner's Bible
7.30 Milkshake!
7.35 Mr Men Christmas Special
8.00 Lassie
8.30 Tiger, Tiger
9.00 Movie "Charlie Strapp & Froggie Ball"
10.35 Harry & Cosh
11.00 Pepsi Chart Show
11.30 Mag
12.10 Movie Chart Show Teen Special
12.40 Daria
1.05 5 News
1.15 Movie "The Adventure of Mowgli"
3.00 Sunset Beach
5.10 Alagna & Gheorghiu: Favourite Arias
6.00 Bjorn Again Live at the Royal Albert Hall
7.00 Night Fever Christmas
7.55 5 News
8.00 Deadly Summer
10.00 Movie "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice"
mid. Movie "Last Call"
1.35 Alex Haley's Queen
3.20 Movie "Cave of Outlaws"
4.35 Postcards
4.40 Prisoner: Cell Block H