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Wishing for a white Christmas? Dreaming of magical sleigh rides, hot chocolate and ice skating in the park?

Not this year, guys. According to Met Éireann's Jean Byrne, we’re in for some pretty ‘typical’ Irish weather.

Wintry showers are likely, as it is expected to turn cooler on Wednesday into Thursday, but the probability of building a snowman is pretty slim.

Jean has been studying the charts closely to see what’s in store for Christmas Week.

The highest temperature will be between 4C and 7C. However, it will turn milder towards the end of the week.

Christmas Eve will be cold again with some more wintry showers, so keep your winter woollies to hand. Similar conditions are predicted for Christmas Day, with no hope of a white Christmas.

We live in hope of this magical sight.




It's important to know who you're shopping for when you venture out to complete your Christmas lists this festive season.

If your list comprises mostly of your fellow millennial mates or your younger millennial family members, this ever so slightly satirical gift list is the ultimate guide to shopping for the generation who has everything. 

1. AvoBath Bomb, LUSH

Avocado is the power food fuelling a generation, along with kale and quinoa.

Unfortunately for kale and quinoa, avocado looks a lot better on some toast in the ultimate breakfast Instagram picture.

Lush has a cult millennial following thanks to its' ethical ethos, so combine the two trends and give the gift of super smooth, avocado-scented skin. 

2. Brunch Top, ASOS

Speaking of the perfect Instagram photo, brunch has gained a cult millennial following, with filter-heavy snaps of mimosas, eggs benedict and artisanal coffee artfully displayed on tables taking over a large portion of the foodie worlds' feed.

Wearing your loyalties on your chest has become synonymous with the Repeal the 8th project, and now members of the global brunch club are getting in on the look.

This brunch T-shirt, €16 from ASOS, is calling out for Sunday afternoons with the girls. Rosé all day. 

3. Power brick, Amazon

Even in our technically advanced world, the imminent death of our phones battery life still hangs over us on a night out.

Make your millennial the most popular person at the party with a multiple port power brick.

Also handy for avid Snapchatters bloggers, and vloggers, living in the social media era really drains your battery.  

4. Craft Beer advent calendar, Martin's Off-Licence (€5 off with the code SHEmazing)

Somewhere around the same point in time that Urban Outfitters got a vinyl section, the world also became obsessed with craft beers.

No longer is a simple draft sufficient to quench the alcoholic thirsts of millennials', and luckily one Irish off-licence has developed a craft beer advent calendar to keep them satiated.

The advent box is literally the gift that keeps on giving, as it contains 24 different craft beers. Perfect for the alcohol snob in your life. 

5. Smart phone projector, Designist 

Seeing as no one under 25 bothers to buy a TV anymore, the cinematic experience can often be lost on a certain generation.

Keeping with the millenials obsession with all things vintage inspired, this smart phone projector is the perfect mix of old school and modern, and creates a whole new way to watch hilarious cat videos while eating kale salads.

6. Grow your own kale kit, Home Sweet Home Grown

Speaking of kale, there is nothing those foodie bloggers love more than organic, home grown vegetables.

For those with (or without) a green thumb, the Grow Your Own Kale Kit is an easy peasy way to humble-brag your way into the most elite of Irish fit fam circles.

Not only does it fall under the organic, eating clean, vegan and homemade categories, all it needs is a drop of water and a windowsill to flourish. 

7. Netflix-worthy PJs, ASOS

You should always be dressed to impress, but when Netflix and chill (alone or otherwise) is a national past time, sometimes dressing your best just means wearing matching pyjamas. 

Another one for the avocado obsessed, these veggie print pjs are ideal for their next Netflix marathon. You may as well buy them a subscription while you're at it. 

8. The Trump filter, Google Chrome

Some of the best gifts are completely free. 

The world is still recovering from the shock of Donald Trump's presidential win, and no generation was more outraged than the millennials.

Protect their precious eyes and ears from all the wrongs of the world with the genius Trump filter, which essentially deletes the mogul from existence. At least according to their laptop anyway. 

9. Drake socks, Etsy 

Drake, The Weekend and Justin Beiber are dominating the play lists of most millennials right now.

Help them wear their popular musical tastes with pride with a pair of performer patterned socks.

For those with a slightly more refined taste in tunes, this is the perfect gag gift. 

10. Bubble Wrap phone case, Ebay


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Millennials are often accused of living bubble-wrapped lives safe from the harsh realities of the world.

This bubble wrap case pokes fun at the running joke, while also providing a stress reliving, therapeutic popping exercise for those days when even the best lit selfie just wont go right. 


While we all know the occasional Grinch, by and large Christmas tends to bring out the best in people.

This observation is as applicable to celebrities as it is lay people, as The Killers have just released a new holiday album to help raise funds for Bono’s charity (RED), an organisation which aims to eradicate AIDS in Africa.

According to Rolling Stone, Don’t Waste Your Wishes features songs which the band previously released in support of (RED) as well as a newly recorded cover of Bing Crosby’s I’ll be Home for Christmas.

The album – which is exclusively available on iTunes and Apple Music – features Elton John, Jimmy Kimmel and a former teacher of band frontman Brandon Flowers who taught the musician the meaning of Crosby’s famed Christmas track.

A limited edition Don’t Waste Your Wishes CD will also be sold online from December 9.


For the 90s kid, the Coca-Cola Christmas truck is as synonymous with December 25 as Santa himself.

So, it’s little wonder that Twitter has been left saddened to see the world’s most celebrated holiday campaign tampered with in the most unnecessary of ways.

While the majority of the advert has followed the same general theme for the last 21 years, Christmas enthusiasts have noticed that missing from this year’s ad is the animated Santa Claus who winks at the little boy from the back of the Coke lorry.

Fans also discovered that the jingle at the end of the clip had been altered.

After the ad was played on UK television last night, distressed social media users raced online to discuss the changes.

What follows is just a sample of the chaos which ensued:



Moral of the story?  Don't mess with perfection.


From its statement trenches to patterned scarves, Burberry has long been synonymous with luxury.

But as the iconic brand’s newly released Christmas trailer suggests, Burberry is also a name which has survived the trials and tribulations of the 20th century.

Featuring our very own Domhnall Gleeson as brand founder Thomas Burberry and American Sniper star Sienna Miller as his wife, the label’s latest mini movie documents 160 years of fictionalised history.

In what is bound to be one of the year’s most stunning advertising campaigns, Brendan Gleeson’s son can be seen kissing the popular model, while The Wire’s Dominic West plays British explorer Ernest Shackleton and Cinderella lead Lily James channels a fictional pilot based on Betty Kirby-Green.

Get your first Christmas feels below:




We are so excited to hear the news that Jumanji has officially been given a release date!

The release of the 1995 remake is not until Christmas 2016 but we are already excited to see who the cast will be and we CAN'T WAIT until a trailer is released. 

Some people may not be a fan of remakes but I think it's safe to say that an animal stampede is going to look great in high definition.

During the week, Sony Pictures has put many people out of their misery by releasing a full list of 16 new films they are set to release which includes Jumanji, Bad Boys 3 & 4 and Ghostbusters. 

It's three years since Sony announced that they would be remaking the family classic and we are so happy to finally know when the wait will be up. 

Here's the full list of their release dates for the next few years: 

Money Monster” — April 8, 2016
The Shallows” — June 24, 2016
“Ghostbusters” — July 15, 2016 
Patient Zero” — Sept. 2, 2016
The Magnificent Seven” — Sept. 23, 2016
Underworld 5" — Oct. 21, 2016 
“Passengers” — Dec. 21, 2016
“Jumanji” –– Dec. 25, 2016 
The Dark Tower” — Jan. 13, 2017 
Resident Evil 6" — Jan. 27, 2017 
“Bad Boys 3″" — Feb. 17, 2017
Baby Driver” — Mar. 17, 2017
Barbie” — June 2, 2017
“Uncharted” — June 30, 2017 
The Lamb” — Dec. 8, 2017
Bad Boys 4″ — July 3, 2019

Roll on 2016!