We're all about a good throwback here at 98FM & being Christmas we've decided to being you back 20 years, to Christmas 1997.
Here's what we was going on this time 20 years ago.....
Christmas #1 Of 1997: The Spice Girls - Too Much
We hope that Scary Spice, Sporty Spice, Baby Spice, Ginger Spice, and Posh Spice will all reunite some day, but for now we'll just hope & pray.
Here's a run down of the Top 30 of Christmas 97
Biggest Book Of 1997: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The film was released in 2001, but at Christmas 97 you were probably reading this book.
Biggest Toy Of 1997: Tamagotchi
When times were simpler, so were presents. This was the biggest responsibility in you life when you were a child and you couldn't even keep it alive.
Biggest Film Of 1997: Titanic
Remember sitting down after your Christmas dinner to watch your new VHS tape of the Titanic? Because we do. The biggest film of 97' grossed $28,638,131 in the opening weekend.
This was king of the chocolate bars back in 97. Sitting down post dinner and digging into one of these wafer bars covered in Cadbury's chocolate. What a bargain at only 10P.
This Bord Gas Ad was on the TV
Bord Gais 50-50-Cashback has this ad running in 1997. A catchy theme with animated bears for extra effect of gas central heating.
Barney Made His First Irish TV Appearance.
Barney the Dinosaur entered the minds of kids all over Ireland during Christmas 97, on Network 2 between 2 and 2:30.
Podge & Rodge make their first appearance.
RTÉs two comedy puppets Podge and Rodge were brought to our TV screens just in time for Christmas 97. A Scare at Bedtime was all about spooky tales and urban myths. It ran from 1997
Christmas Eve Storm Hits Ireland
The worst storm to hit the south since 1974 threw Christmas festivities into chaos, disrupted travel arrangements and plunged thousands of homes into darkness for over 48 hours. A
Grafton Street looking very festive with last minute shoppers during Christmas 1997