A tribute to the absolute genius of the Father Ted Christmas special 1 year ago

A tribute to the absolute genius of the Father Ted Christmas special

"Here we all are now, all the lads"

Much like Home Alone, Fairytale of New York and Die Hard, no Christmas is complete without a Yuletide trip to Craggy Island for arguably the greatest Christmas special ever made.

Here's why it's an essential watch before Christmas day and all the fun kicks off at 20:05 on RTÉ2.

1) Why does this always happen?

If you think that your dreams are weird then spare a thought for Father Ted. Would you like a peanut?

Father Ted Christmas special

2) The most perfect advent calendar of all time.

There's Ruud Gullit, sitting on the shed.

Father Ted Christmas special

3) We all had this growing up.

Father Ted Christmas special

4) Nothing weird about a bunch of priests looking at bras.

Father Ted Christmas special

5) "Not that way for feck sake! The other way"

Clip via - Channel 4

6) Fantastic news...

Father Ted Christmas special

7) 0898-333-201.

"Bunch of wankers"

8) The random auld lad that Ted smacks with a rock.

"Ya little pup"

Father Ted Christmas special

9) The head on Dougal.

Father Ted Christmas special

10) Best funeral ever.

Clip via - Mike Hunt

11) Larry's tremendous fun.

What's the worst that could happen?

Father Ted Christmas special

16) She really loves that present.

Father Ted Christmas special

17) Dougal's little hints.

Father Ted Christmas special

18) No clues!

Fr. Andy Riley, Fr. Desmond Coyle, Fr. George Byrne, Fr. David Nicholson, Fr. Declan Lynch, Fr. Ken Sweeney, Fr. Neil Hannon, Fr. Keith Cullen, Fr. Ciaran Donnelly, Fr. Mick McEvoy, Fr. Jack White, Fr. Henry Bigbigging,Father Hank Tree. Father Hiroshima Twinkie. Father Stig Bubblecard. Father Johnny Helzapoppin. Father Luke Duke. Father Billy Furley. Father Chewy Louie. Father John Hoop. Father Harry Cakelinem. Father Rabulah Conundrum. Father Pee-wee Stairmaster. Father Tri-Peglips. Father Jemimah Ractoole. Father Jerry Twig. Father Spodo Komodo. Father Canabramalamer. Father Todd Unctious.

Father Ted Christmas special

19) One for the Father Ted purists.

Father Ted Christmas special

20) Twats or liars?

The greatest speech ever.

Clip via - FatherTedFans Inc

21) He gives gooooooood mass.

Look at that chalice work.

Father Ted Christmas special

22) The happy head on Father Jack

Father Ted Christmas special

23) The reason why Dougal isn't allowed to have strangers in the house?

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24) "Here we all are now. All the lads."

Father Ted Christmas special

25) Why did you take his clothes?

This is what happens when a skulduggerous priest that was formerly the Westmeath priest of the year goes out on the lash in Celbridge.

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