Dec 12 2008

What Christmas Is All About

Published by at 9:53 am under Blog

HeroesFor a telly addict, my TV viewing has been very light of late. Apart from my near religious following of Heroes and the occasional episode of The Sarah Connor Chronicles and, for my sins, Gossip Girl, I’ve only caught fleeting moments of television in recent weeks.


So today, I’m going to start planning my Christmas viewing schedule. It’s a military process and takes place over several days. Indeed it is subject to much tweaking even as the season unfolds. The mission begins with intelligence gathering. To give them a fighting chance, I go hunting for the Irish channels schedule first. RTE and TV3 have some decent shows on this year.


After that, I widen my search to include the UK terrestrials. BBC usually features heavily at this point. ITV seem to expect people to switch their brains off for the Christmas period. Who’s to say they’re wrong? Channel 4 often has some nice surprises.


This year adds something new to the mix. I tentatively expect to have the Sky+ installed over the next week, so I will have a plethora of channels from which to draw my ultimate TV schedule. And with Sky+ I will be able to avoid those awful Sophie’s choices where overlapping occurs on my planner – I’ll be able to catch EVERYTHING.


I’ll keep you informed as to how my planning progresses, but if there’s anything you feel I can’t afford to miss, let me know.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “What Christmas Is All About”

  1. Keironon 12 Dec 2008 at 10:22 am

    Sky+ really does change the landscape!

    I took my (now) wife round to a friends to demonstrate it some years ago, and immediately got the response – “Why haven’t you told me about this before?” (I hasten to add I’ve heard this phrase a lot in recent years as I show off some amazing piece of technology!).

    It really is create your own TV channel, and series link is just something not to be missed. We haven’t bought a TV guide ever since getting Sky+!!!

  2. Claire (Shop-Girl)on 12 Dec 2008 at 10:39 am

    You’ll get square eyes Mr. Byrne!

  3. Voodooladyon 12 Dec 2008 at 1:00 pm

    A man should never admitt to watching Gossip Girl.

    Heroes is awesome this season IMO. Just saw ep 12 last night, woop.

  4. Kitty Caton 12 Dec 2008 at 2:41 pm

    I know I cannae wait for the Doctor Who Christmas special! Also the Gavin & Stacey and Shooting Stars specials! eep! I wonder if there’ll be another Big Fat Quiz of the Year?

  5. Darrenon 17 Dec 2008 at 1:41 pm

    @Keiron Series linking – sounds perfect. I just hope we have it in before Christmas now. It’s taking its sweet time.

    @Claire Here’s hoping! 🙂

    @Voodoo I’m no ordinary man…

    @Kitty Ah…Doctor Who…cannot wait! The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2008 will air on Sunday, December 28th on Channel 4 at 9pm

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