A lot of you are probably going to be out on the razz this weekend, terrorising people with your Christmas joy. But if you happen to be taking it easy and want to know what to put your feet up to and watch this weekend, we have you sorted.
The Late Late Show
RTE 1: 9.35pm
We were promised a decent enough lineup for this Friday and it's not looking half bad at all. Great music and some interesting guests too. First off, Ryan will chat to Game of Thrones (and Love/Hate and The Wire...) star Aidan Gillen about his upcoming role as former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey in RTÉ’s new three-part ‘Charlie’ drama, and will also be joined by the writer of the series, Colin Teevan. Irish international footballer Robbie Keane will be in for a chat along with his wife Claudia. A few Christmas laughs will be provided by comedian and actor Pat Shortt, while the music will be provided by internationally acclaimed Irish musician Hozier, and last but definitely not least, Take That will be in for a song and chat! They may only be a three piece now, but sure they're still Take That.
The Graham Norton Show
A festive edition of the show tonight with a bumper line-up of celebrity guests! Actors Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais and Rebel Wilson will be in to chat about their new comedy sequel 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb'. While Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz will be also be on chatting about their new big screen version of the musical Annie. On top of all that, Danny Dyer himself will be in to give the lowdown on life behind the Queen Vic bar and some of his explosive Christmas storylines on EastEnders this year. Crackin' lineup!
This festive fundraising extravaganza returns that's hosted by three celebrity duos - Ant and Dec, Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley, and Paddy McGuinness and Alesha Dixon, who along with loads more famous faces will raise money for six great causes. You won't want to miss George Clooney's visit to Downton Abbey, Ant and Dec hosting a Yule Tucker Trial for an unsuspecting celebrity while serenaded by a choir of former jungle contestants, while the Corrie residents also get in on the action. Guaranteed entertainment for the night and for some really worthy causes too.
Strictly Come Dancing Final
This is it! The finalists return to the ballroom for one last time to dance their socks off for that glitterball trophy. Four couples are remaining - Caroline and Pasha, Frankie and Kevin, Mark and Karen, and Simon and Kristina - however one will be eliminated fairly early on in the show leaving just three to battle it out. While the votes are being counted then, you can catch the whole 2014 cast reunite for a group routine before hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will announce who will be following in the dance steps of last year's winner Abbey Clancy. Got to be Frankie, hasn't it? Although we guessed the X Factor winner wrong last week so don't trust us.
The Jonathan Ross Show Christmas Special
Wossy gets all Christmassy on Saturday and has a rake of guests joining him to get you into the festive spirit. First up, Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams will be on chatting about his new family comedy 'The Boy in the Dress', then he'll have veteran actress Barbara Windsor of EastEnders fame - hopefully she'll answer those rumours about whether she's returning to the soap for the 30th anniversary live episode or not. Current F1 world champion and recently announced Sports Person of the Year Lewis Hamilton will be in, and Doctor Who himself Peter Capaldi will also be stopping by. There will be laughs to be had from 8 Out of 10 Cats host Jimmy Carr, and finally there will be music! What would be 2014's dream acts to perform on the show? Would it be Ed Sheeran? And perhaps Frozen's Idina Menzel singing 'Let it Go'? Well, you've got it!
Game of Thrones
Sky Atlantic: 9.00pm
At this stage it feels like most of the world is addicted to Game of Thrones and are constantly talking about it. But maybe you are of those folk who just happened to miss the boat, who just never really had the time to give it a go, or who came to the common but very misguided opinion that they aren't really into 'Lord of the Rings type things' so wouldn't like it. Well now's your chance to redeem yourself, to make amends for this lost time, as on Saturday, Sky Atlantic will be going back to the start of season one and airing a few episodes back to back each night over the festive period. Trust us, two episodes in and you will be cancelling all your Christmas plans to sit in and watch the drama of Westeros unfold. Or you could just record it, obviously.
The RTE Sports Awards
RTE 1: 9.30pm
Lewis Hamilton may have nabbed the British Sports Person of the Year award last week but we still have to bestow the Irish version of the title on one of our own, and we've certainly had a year of worthy winners. Rory McIIroy would be an obvious contender with two Majors under his belt, while Brian O'Driscoll could also easily nab it considering he retired this year. Other awards on the night will go to Team of the Year and Manager of the Year, with the whole shindig presented by Darragh Maloney.
The Apprentice Final
BBC 1: 9.00pm
They really did milk the final this year, with two episodes already this week. However, on Sunday a winner will finally be crowned. Sadly though, it won't be Irish lady Roisin Hogan, who was fired from the show on Wednesday after the lengthy interview process. The final two contenders tonight must launch their businesses, coming up with brands and devising campaigns before pitching them to an audience of industry experts. As usual, former apprentices return to help each finalist, and while one candidate takes a dictatorial approach to management, the other succumbs to stage fright during the filming of a promotional video. Question is, who will have done enough to convince Lord Sugar to pick them as his partner?
This flick well and truly set pulses racing a couple years ago when it was first released, mainly because it follows the goings-on of a male strip club. Don't let that throw you off though, this isn't any slapstick comedy, it's actually quite impressively done. Channing Tatum stars as stripper Magic Mike, who recruits young fella Alex Pettyfer into the trade. He takes to the lifestyle with flying colours, thanks to some comical guidance from the club's owner Matthew McConaughey. His disapproving sister is not into his new lifestyle at all however, although she does seem slightly keen on one Magic Mike...