What's hot and what's not

What's hot

You sexy thingEquadorian hot chocolate from Grüb on George’s St. To die for

Getting OnJo Brand’s co-written black comedy set in an NHS geriatric ward in its third series. Dark humour at its finest

Sparkly runnersA dead cert for Santa’s list

Extrava-geansaísDrinking sessions with kitch Christmas sweaters

Mince piesToo early? No, we didn’t think so either

The capeMakes you feel like the heroine in some dark, Tim Burton fairytale. We’re all for character dressing these days.

Being CanadianMove over Justin Bieber, this week’s man is Mark Carney, new governor of the Bank of England

Irish AnimationBAFTAs all round for Jam Media’s Roy and Boulder Media’s Amazing World of Gumball

Salty Philip’s on the wallSelling in the Bald Barista for €20 each. The eco-fashion designer’s prints are cute and eye-catching

What's not

Screens for babesThe doctors advice is that all under-threes stay away, but this hasn’t stopped Fisher-Price from launching a new range of dribble-proof baby iPad cases

Loud librariesSeriously, full-blown chats in reading rooms? Take it outside!

Aimless storylinesThe Master disappoints with a meandering narrative despite a stellar cast

Hello, anyone home?Unattended cashier desks during Christmas mayhem. The Marie Celeste had better service

Abominable abductionsA 60ft inflatable snowman goes missing in Wicklow

TallifornicationYes, the race to the bottom is back, but now in Spain. Brace yourselves!

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