It's pretty much accepted by all now that it's Christmas so understandably you may all be throwing caution to the wind and going out until all hours. But let's face it, it's difficult to sustain that kind of social life for the entire month of December, so if you fancy taking it easy over the weekend, here's what you should be watching....
The Graham Norton Show
Tonight the Cork host is joined by Hollywood actor Michael Keaton, soon to be seen in movie comedy 'Birdman', while Gandalf himself (Ian McKellen) will be on the red couch ahead of the release of the third and final Hobbit movie (thank GOD). Joining them will be comedienne Victoria Wood and TV chef Jamie Oliver, but you fangirls out there will only be waiting up for one thing - One Direction! (Queue torture-like screams). The lads and their fine heads of hair will be on performing their new single 'Night Charges'.
The Late Late Show
After all the hype of last week's Toy Show, it will be back to business as usual tonight on The Late Late. Although there will be a few laughs guaranteed as Mrs Brown herself stops by for a chat, or in other words, Brendan O'Carroll will be on, alongside his co-star and wife Jennifer Gibney. The pair have had quite the year of it, with a rake of awards for the show, a box office hit with Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie, as well as Jennifer appearing as a contestant on this year's Strictly Come Dancing. Along with those two, singer Olly Murs will be on chatting to Ryan as well as performing his new single. That Olly is just everywhere these days, isn't he just? And don't get us started on that Mrs Brown...
RTE 2: 9.00pm
Robert Pattinson in a love story flick that's not a Twilight movie... once you get passed that, it's not too..... actually, you won't get passed that. Himself and Emilie de Ravin (of 'Lost' fame) star as troubled twentysomethings Tyler and Ally, who find themselves drawn to one another and fall in love. However, their new-found peace seems destined to be brought to an end when the very forces that brought them together threaten to pull them apart. So nothing like Twilight then... right.
The People of the Year Awards
This awards ceremony is now in its fortieth year and is probably one of the best ones going, simply because it takes the time to honour the unsung heroes of our nation. Those everyday people who have made a massive difference to others through acts of bravery, kindness and civic pride. There's also an international award to honour an Irish person who has made an outstanding contribution internationally, as well as an award for a non-Irish person who has made a big difference here. Prepare to have the heart strings pulled and the tissues at the ready for this.
Cheerios Childline Concert 2014
If your kids didn't manage to convince you to bring them to this last month when it was filmed, then they will probably be insisting they watch it. Don't get us wrong, you can still look at it if you don't have children, we won't judge you (well maybe a little). Presented by Nicky Byrne, it will feature performances by Boyzone, Olly Murs, Ryan Dolan, Hometown and Shane Filan, and we can only imagine Jedward will be bouncing around somewhere too. All to raise money for the much needed service that is Childline.
The Chase: Celebrity Special
No one loves a reality show like our Kian Egan, if he's not spinning on his chair in The Voice, he's becoming King of the jungle in I'm A Celeb. Tonight, the former Westlife star's brain will be picked as he takes on the chaser in this celebrity special of the game show. He will be joined by former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies, presenter Matt Johnson and actor Larry Lamb (aka Dirty Den), who will all compete to win as much as they can for charity. That Kian seems like he has a good head on his shoulders, we reckon he's got this.
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
UTV & 3e: 9.00pm
After three weeks of jungle adventures, the final is here for the I'm A Celebrity contestants. There's been tears, tantrums and foul mouthed exchanges, and that's just been Kendra. This last episode will show what the contestants have been up to in their final 24 hours in the jungle and will culminate in the reveal of this year's King/Queen of the jungle. Sadly the throne won't be returning to Ireland again this year as Nadia Forde was evicted during the week, but sure she really did do us proud nonetheless.
(Not anything to do with the Robert Pattinson flick of the same name above by the way, just to you know, be clear.) Final part of this supernatural thriller starring Michael Palin, who plays care home resident Tom Parfitt. Tonight, Tom mysteriously goes missing, much to Hannah's dismay, she calls DI Fairholme who informs her that he has been spotted in a nearby caravan park, but what state will they find him in? Will he be able to give any more leads on the case? And just WHAT in God's name is the deal with that Scarborough Fair song?
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Channel 4: 5.25PM
How do you know it's really Christmas? When they start playing Home Alone movies on the telly. This one might be the sequel, but it's genuinely just as good as the first. Macaulay Culkin is just as cute as ever and this one even has Brenda Fricker thrown in for good measure. This time round Kevin finds himself lost in New York (well, clue is in the title there) and must try find his way back to that gigantic family of his while also saving his favourite toy shop from the hands of those criminal buddies of his. Break out the box of Celebrations, because once you hear the theme music of this flick, you will be be decking the halls with boughs of holly.