The 14 things you must know from the web this Christmas

From binge watching to lamenting calories, the Internet embraces all of us this Christmas

When it comes to surfing the web, it's easy to get lost at sea. So let Moncrieff's regular guest Darragh Doyle, a man who knows a thing or two about what's weird and wonderful online, steer you in the right direction.

You can listen back to his full segment below, but here's what you need to know from the Internet this week...

  • An opening video...

Comedian Sean Burke has written home to 'de ladz from London - a whimsical journey through the life of a young Irish emigrant...

  • Talk to someone - who to talk to online if you’re having a bad time

If you’re not having a holly jolly Christmas this year and going on full Airplane mode isn’t an option, there are many many services out there to help you. All links will be posted on the Newstalk website. Personal Issues forum is an anonymous forum for seeking advice from people. say themselves that it’s best to speak to experts where possible, but if you just need to get advice or back up, it has many people there trying to help, with supportive, friendly posters offering to help.

  • Samaritans are available 24/7 over Christmas at
  • offer support and information about issues relating to depression and anxiety. from
  • has useful articles, advice and contacts for you over the season
  • Console, Pieta House, WomensAid,,,,, ISPCC and Teenline Ireland are all available to help too.
  • Friendsfeed - only see what you want to see on Facebook

Enjoy Facebook News Feed with stories only by your friends and pages you follow. Extension will filter stories that your friends like. And only display stories directly from friends and pages you follow. You can also opt to simply gray out the posts you don’t want to see, handy if the recommended posts you see are sometimes useful.

Fancy a little nostalgia? Here’s the best Christmas toys since the 1980s - they’re all there, the Cabbage Patch Kids, the BMX Schwinn Sting-Ray, the Koosh Ball, the Sega Game Gear, the Tickle Me Elmo - all with information, prices, videos in a beautiful website.

Remember Spirographs? Put your marker or colouring pencil into a wheel within a wheel and get creative? Well, now it’s online in a really engaging and simple form. Choose your cogs, choose your colours and go mad creating the geometric drawings of mathematical roulette curves of the variety technically known as hypotrochoids and epitrochoids.

  • Fireside.Fm - Xmas music mixed w/ classic Xmas clips. Get your jingle on

Looking for something to play on the screen that’s not the telly? plays a whole host of Christmas movies alongside the most Christmassy scenes from classic films and TV shows. Not something you have to pay attention to - just stick it on in the background and smile at the memories. You can fast forward through tracks and scenes to make yourself happy as Santy.

XMAS is Coming describes itself as an exciting Christmas strategy game with deers, pine trees, toys and of course gifts and joy.

You’re invited to grow the most beautiful tree this Christmas. Help your friends or leave a smelly gift under the friend's Xmas tree. All of the fun.

See what movies your friends are into and keep track of everything you want to see.

Building your watchlist, get film recommendations from friends and keep track of the ones you want to see. You can also compare watchlists with friends to find a film you both want to see. It also tells you whether it’s streaming or in cinemas.

  • BingeOut - when one episode is not enough

Binge Out is a website where fans share and rate what shows they are currently binging on. With the advent of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and others viewing habits have changed and Binge Out is here to help you find new shows that are —Binge-Worthy.

Top ones at the moment include Boardwalk Empire, Modern Family, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Tomorrow People.

  • HeardonTV - music from your favourite TV shows is a user generated website centered on music heard on tv in your favorite tv shows. Just watched a tv show, looking for the music you just heard? Look no further. And if you already know the title of a song you just heard, go ahead and contribute!

It will also give you links to where you can find it on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube and Spotify., the website that lists slip-ups in more than 8,000 films, claims that Fast & Furious 7 features 41 mistakes including continuity mistakes, factual errors and several instances of visible crew and equipment.

Jurassic World is named 2015's second most error-strewn movie with 33 mistakes, followed by The Martian with 21, Spectre with 16 and Mad Max: Fury Road with 15. Avengers: Age Of Ultron also makes the top ten, but with a relatively modest tally of seven mistakes.

A website showing you, in a simple, graphic format, when to breathe. For all the times you need to stand up away from your family and take a moment or 3. Breathe in. Breathe out.

Thousands of items are listed on eBay with spelling mistakes. These often end with no bids as no-one can find them. Type in a search word and click find to uncover these hidden gems… Perfect for anyone who loves the thrill of getting the first bid at a bargain on eBay. Cameras, Computers, Playstations, tablets, tables - all great finds.

  • And finally...

A love song to the calories, rests and snacks you may miss in January. Might be one to learn the words of now!

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