Working Christmas Day? This video will DEFINITELY make you cry

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Christmas Day is a time to spend with family and friends, eating chocolate while trying to ignore your mum's persistent plea to wear something 'more respectable' for mass.  

However, for the 175,600 women who work on December 25th their day is a little bit different.

As you unwrap gifts and toast the special day (more than once), firefighters, gardaí, nurses, hotel staff, midwives, carers, doctors and charity workers will be donning their uniform for the day – when many  would squirm at the thoughts of even getting out of their jammies.

So, to thank these inspirational ladies for keeping the country going, Boots Ireland decided to treat a number of women from a range of occupations to a day of much-deserved pampering.

Paramedic intern, Emma Kennedy from Offaly and her sister, midwife Shona Kennedy, are both due to work this Christmas day, and were delighted with the early festive treat.

“It was wonderful to be treated like a celebrity by Boots. Everyone was so warm and welcoming and kind. We had a great time.”

31-year-old Rachel Cunningham a contact worker with Focus Ireland spent last Christmas working in their coffee shop, providing meals to homeless people who otherwise wouldn’t have had anyone to spend the day with, and couldn't thank Boots enough. 

“People need support and care every day of the year, it doesn’t stop on Christmas Day. The experience with Boots was completely different to my day to day life. It was amazing and fun and a little surreal! I loved every moment of it.’’

With Kylie Minogue's Everybody’s Free to Feel Good in the background, this is one video that is GUARANTEED to make you feel appreciated – because you are.

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