Drumroll please: TV3's Christmas line-up has landed and we think it's safe to say it's a rather, err, interesting one. Some might say it's of 'biblical' proportions.
At the head of the pack there's a more traditional offering in the form of The Bible, an epic 10 hour US blockbuster mini-series from Emmy Award winning husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, which will be airing over the course of 5 days during the festive season. Lads, we're going to let you finish, but The Greatest Story Ever Told has to be the best Biblical epic of all time. You could probably have saved yourselves a bit of time of money with good old Charlton Heston, John Wayne and co there.
Anyway, as well as that, TV3’s Andrea Hayes returns to Dublin Airport for a brand new series of Coming Home for Christmas, capturing the special moments where families and friends are reunited. We sure do hope we'll see more kids like that young fella who ran face first into the luggage trolley with excitement on the news a few years back. Cool the jets - no harm came to him.
Elsewhere Karen Koster and Martin King will make sure some very special children have a Christmas to remember in Ireland’s Christmas Wishes, and Downton Abbey will make the short hop over from UTV just in time for St Stephen's Day. There'll also be a bit of classic Irish drama in the form of Falling for a Dancer (trust Colin Farrell and Liam Cunningham to fly the flag there now) and the Xpose girls are offering a festive two for one deal with Celebrity Review of the Year and On the Red Carpet.
The powers that be at Ballymount will be doing a bit of borrowing from the BBC too, scheduling that much anticipated Graham Norton Show NYE Special on the big night followed by Take That: The Circus Live At Wembley, The Celebrity Chase New Year Special and GAA on 3 with Football’s Top Ten 2013 on January 1st. Don't worry Clare fans, it'll be followed by Hurling’s Top Ten 2013 the next day.
And finally, the one you've all been waiting for, that big Christmas movie is... Clash of The Titans. It's backed up by a roster that includes The Champ, White Christmas, Christmas With The Kranks, Calamity Jane, Lethal Weapon 4, Fool’s Gold and Free Willy (which will never be the same again after Blackfish) to name but a few.
Well, what do you think?