What's hot and what's not

What's hot

WhiskeyPiping hot, with cloves and lemon

Pontifix MaximusThe Pope’s fake tweets have given us a case of the LOLZ

Gender menderNew rules state, be it boy or girl, the wee royal arrival will succeed their father to the throne

Nama dramaThe unused Tallaght Plaza features as film location in Love/Hate. Bravo!

Afternoons at the Westbury HotelBest tea in town, with lashings of sandwiches

Aldi-lovely bargainsTurkey and ham at €20 quid inclusive

What's not

Real Irish MonopolyDublin’s Dartmouth Square and Clonmel’s Market Place go under the hammer

Psychic severanceTV3’s fortune telling series gets the boot but did they see it coming?

3 types of NutcrackerAppearing at the Gaiety, National Convention Centre and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Can someone please write another Christmas ballet!

Creepy in-store SantasA seasonal job for some; the photo evidence of the “Bearded Weirdo” lasts a lifetime (but PS, we love the Arnotts one this year)

Unforeseen festive excusesOffering to host Christmas Day and then backing out? Next year you’re signing a contract

Cheese’n’onion crispsOn the train, bus or any form of public transport – the aroma is overpowering for fellow travellers

‘The Dandy’Ceased printing this week, online only from now on. You can’t put that in a Christmas stocking

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