The Best On The Box For The Christmas Season

Best Christmas TV

Right now, Santa is making a list – and, in fact, checking it twice. We’ve beaten him to it, though, and compiled the very finest telly for you to enjoy this season! You’ll find the whole rundown in the latest issue of PLAY Magazine right here – proof positive that there’s something for absolutely all the family!


Have a sneak peek at a few of our selections below; your festive watchlist is well and truly sorted!



Mondays, 9pm, Sky Witness, Virgin TV 124


A series following a psychic determined to use her powers for good, this compelling crime drama is only slightly supernatural – but seriously intense! Complete with a stunning Scandi-noir style, it’s tailor-made for winter nights; curl up on the couch and soak it in!



From Tuesday December 17th, 9pm, FOX, Virgin TV 126


Christmas crackers from two of the most awesome comedies around are on the menu this month, as the Langley Falls lot and the Quahog crew get festive – over and over again! The full set of seasonal specials are dialled up and ready to go, which means hours of Yuletide mirth awaits…



Saturday December 28th, 5.30pm, eir Sport 1, Virgin TV 410


The festive season means derby time in the Guinness Pro14, with none tastier than the meeting of Ireland’s foremost provinces. Leinster have the upper hand in the rivalry in recent years, but on the hallowed ground of Thomond Park Munster are hard to beat! There’s loads more tasty meetings; the previous week sees a bunch of all-Welsh, all-Scottish and all-Italian clashes to sink your teeth into too!


Get the full line-up of terrific telly for the festive season in the new issue of PLAY Magazine!