Unwrap knockout entertainment this Christmas on RTÉ Player

Cosy up this Christmas with the RTÉ Player bumper selection box – there’s something for everyone, from must-see box sets and mini-series marathons to Christmas specials.

Mini-series Marathons 

The First   

This gripping sci-fi series following the effort to send the first crewed mission to Mars stars Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone.

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The Little Drummer Girl  

Based on John le Carré’s novel, this passionate love story and deeply immersive thriller starring Florence Pugh explores the blurred lines between love and hate.

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Ridley Road

In 1960s Manchester, a young Jewish woman is drawn into a world of deceit and lies in a high-stakes fight against the far right. Based on a true story.

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The Secret  

The true-crime story of a respectable dentist and pillar of the community, who became a killer in partnership with a Sunday school teacher. Starring James Nesbitt.

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The Teacher 

School teacher Jenna’s life begins to unravel after she’s accused of a sexual encounter with a pupil, but she has no memory of what happened that night.

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Lie with Me 

A British woman and her husband seek a fresh start in Australia after infidelity in their marriage. The couple hire a young nanny, but she isn’t the innocent stranger she pretends to be.

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No Return 

An idyllic family holiday to Turkey turns into a nightmare when a teenage son is accused of a serious crime.

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Christmas Crackers  

Crack into a feast of Christmas specials on RTÉ Player.

Ireland's Fittest Family Celebrity Special

Mrs Brown's Boys

Have Yourself A Mary Little Christmas

Love Yourself Today

The 2 Johnnies Christmas Spectacular

Callan Kicks The Year

The Toy Shop

Christmas Food & Festivities  

Get top tips and tricks for festive entertaining and how to prepare the perfect Christmas dinner from some of Ireland’s top chefs. 

Donal’s Christmas Eve 

Join Donal Skehan and his family for a cosy Christmas Eve, as they share some of their favourite Christmas traditions and recipes.

 Off Duty Chef Christmas

Mark Moriarty is back with a double helping of Christmas episodes to get you through the festive season, designed with both first-timers attempting Christmas dinner and the seasoned pros in mind.

How to Cook Well at Christmas with Rory O'Connell 

Cork chef Rory’s festive special aims to increase the home cook’s skills, confidence and repertoire of recipes.

Neven’s Christmas At Muckross Traditional Farms

Chef Neven Maguire demonstrates a selection of festive recipes.

More on RTÉ Player 

In case you missed them, all the year’s biggest shows are available to stream now.

Quinn Country

Tommy Tiernan’s Epic West

Selling Ireland’s Dream Homes

Ireland’s Fittest Family

Build Your Own Home