The BBC has unveiled its festive lineup, and there's plenty of shiny shows to enjoy with your loved ones this Christmas.
However, the return of Mrs Brown's Boys has left some viewers feeling Scrooge-like.
The old fashioned sitcom, starring creator Brendan O'Carroll as Irish mammy Agnes Brown, has aired on the BBC for over a decade.
To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, a live Halloween episode aired last month.
Unfortunately, the live show was only watched by 2.6million viewers, which is thought to be its lowest audience ratings ever.
Not to be put off, Agnes and her brood are back this December, for two special shows.
In 'Mammy’s Mechanical Merriment,' Christmas sees Agnes recruited to the church choir, but she’s under strict instructions from Father McBride that there’s to be no singing and certainly no dancing.
Meanwhile, a Christmas tree shortage means Buster has to get even more creative than usual trying to impress Agnes.
Also, Dermot and Buster organise this year’s festivities at Foleys and are holding a Murder Mystery night in aid of alcoholic greyhounds. What could possibly go wrong?
In the new year special, 'Mammy’s Micky,' it's all about reconciliation and fresh starts in the Brown household but not everyone seems to have got the message.
Grandad’s brother, Micky, is fresh out of prison when he decides to stop by for a visit. Everyone except Grandad is suspicious when Miscky asks for five thousand euro to invest in a South African gold mine.
Meanwhile, Winnie, inspired by Cathy’s book, is on a daredevil mission to change the trajectory of her life while Mrs Brown’s boys are forced to have a heart to heart.
The announcement was greeted with groans by some on Twitter.
"Why is Mrs Browns Boys on again?" asked one. "Don't get me wrong, I actually find it kinda funny, but it does need to be put to rest now."
Another quipped: "'For fans of Mrs Brown's Boys' – who are these people? Have we not suffered enough over the last c.20 months?"
Other highlights of the festive BBC schedule include David Tennant in a new adaptation of Around The World in 80 Days, Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in a new series of A Very British Scandal.
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