It's been a landmark year for Ireland following the results of the same-sex marriage referendum, so to commemorate it, TV3 will have a first for Irish telly as they have their very own Queen of Ireland Christmas Message.
It will see Ireland’s honorary Queen, Panti Bliss, deliver a Christmas speech to the nation, with TV3 saying;
"In a year that has witnessed unparalleled social change on our shores the glittering ‘Queen of Ireland’ Panti will take to the screen to reflect on the moments that have defined 2015. In her famously poignant and inclusive style, she will address the nation, as we say goodbye to the year that voted yes to marriage equality and ponder on what challenges or possibilities lie ahead.
"Whatever awaits us, the Queen of Ireland, Panti Bliss, invites us to join together around the TV screen to share in her vision for 2016 in this special Christmas message."
TV3 have also announced some of the shows that will feature on their Christmas schedule, including ‘Red Rock: The Story So Far’; ‘The Great Irish Bake Off Christmas Special’; ‘Ivan's Celebrity Pub Crawl’; ‘Coming Home for Christmas’; ‘Brendan Grace - Live From Gleneagles’; ‘Downton Abbey Christmas Special’; ‘Evicted at Christmas’; ‘Leaving Ireland for Good’; ‘A Tribute to Tony Fenton - All the Young Dudes’; ‘Ireland's Crazy Christmas Lights’; ‘Tommy Fleming – Voice of Hope’; ‘Daniel O’Donnell: 40 Years Of Music & Memories’.