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A Christmassy Ted

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A Christmassy Ted is the Christmas special of Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted and was broadcast on 24 December 1996. Unlike other episodes of the series which were 21-22 minutes, this was 55 minutes long.


Christmas is two days away and all the lights are on - but nobody's at home in Dougal's head. He's desperate to find out what's behind the next window in the Advent Calendar - will it be a load of people in a stable, or Ruud Gullit sitting on a shed?

While Dougal is getting over-excited, Ted is brooding on yet another year stuck on Craggy Island without achieving anything. Still, at least he can look forward to a nice quiet Christmas with no unusual incidents or strange people turning up...


  • Dermot Morgan as Father Ted Crilly
  • Ardal O'Hanlon as Father Dougal McGuire
  • Frank Kelly as Father Jack Hackett
  • Pauline McLynn as Mrs. Doyle

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