Christmas on TG4
10.00 A Monsterous Holiday
(2013, Animation) Starring Sean Astin, Drake Bell and Kyle Chandler. Directed by Gordon Crum. A young scientist must save his town when he accidentally creates a monster.
12.35 Here Comes the Groom
(1951, Comedy) Starring Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman and Alexis Smith. Directed by Frank Capra. Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he’ll lose the orphans he adopted.
14.45 Rugbaí Beo: Mumha v Laighin
Live coverage of Munster v Leinster from Thomond Park in the 12th round of the PRO14. Presented by Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill.
A boy and his horse, Coranna, race to save the people of their parish from the Great Irish Famine. Based on true events. Director Steve Woods. Producers Steve Woods – Cel’ Division. Coranna is funded by the BAI and TG4. It’s an 8 minute animation that is rotoscoped. That means it’s shot as live footage first then traced into drawings to make frame by frame animation. Matt Porter is the lead animator.
20.30 Ros na Rún
It’s Christmas with a difference for the Ó Direáin family as Frances and Áine spend time with her family without Tadhg. Frances is shocked when she discovers why Tadhg never made it to Dublin for Christmas, and is not happy. A cunning Tadhg continues on his spiral of lies but has Frances heard enough? Berni and Briain continue to hide their relationship from the village but is Briain happy to accept this? Is Annette grappling with life yet again and are her struggles becoming unbearable to handle for her?
21.30 Opry Dhoire
Opry Dhoire presented by Daniel O’Donnell. The series ends with a very special show indeed: Big Tom – A Celebration. The well-known singer Big Tom joins us to celebrate his years of achievements in country music in the Millennium Forum, Derry.
(2005, Comedy) Starring Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst and Susan Sarandon. Directed by Cameron Crowe. During a hometown memorial for his Kentucky-born father, a young man begins an unexpected romance with a too-good-to-be-true stewardess.