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Christmas 2012 - Mammy Christmas

With the festive season fast approaching, Agnes Brown finds herself facing her busiest Christmas yet.

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Mrs. Brown's Boys. Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll). Copyright: BBC / BocPix

With the festive season fast approaching, Agnes Brown finds herself facing her busiest Christmas yet.

Spiritual son Trevor is visiting from the missions, grandson Bono is sleeping over on Christmas Eve, and there are three new faces to feed on Christmas Day now that Agnes's youngest son Dermot is the father of triplets. But first things first - Agnes must finish the simple task of decorating the tree.

And it seems as though Christmas in the Brown household is only going to get busier. When visiting, priest Father Damien announces that the Finglas Nativity play has been cancelled. Agnes vows to stage a Nativity play of her own in the local community centre. However, she meets stiff resistance from Father Damien, who is wary of meddling mothers like Agnes and refuses to ask permission from the Bishop. But nobody ever says no to the formidable Agnes Brown.

Cathy is furious when she discovers that Agnes has been reading her mail and decides to play a prank on her interfering mother. Convinced that she has been entered into a 'Best Christmas Mother' competition, Agnes starts being unusually nice to everyone - even Granddad! And Cathy isn't the only one playing tricks. Agnes gets her hilarious revenge on Dermot's snooty mother-in-law Hillary Nicholson after she scoffs at the idea of Agnes playing the Virgin Mary.

Plus there are plenty of other Christmas crises for the Brown family. Who will Buster and Dermot get to play Santa in their Christmas Grotto? Will Rory take Dino to the hairdressing award ceremony? But most importantly - will Agnes ever get to play the Virgin Mary?

Broadcast details

Monday 24th December 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 29th December 2012 9:30pm BBC1
Wednesday 18th December 2013 9:30pm BBC1
Monday 22nd December 2014 10:35pm BBC1
Wednesday 23rd December 2015 11:05pm BBC1
Thursday 24th December 2015 12:25am BBC1 Wales
Friday 25th December 2015 12:30am BBC1 Scot
Thursday 22nd December 2016 10:45pm BBC1
Friday 23rd December 2016 12:10am BBC1 Wales
Friday 23rd December 2016 11:25pm BBC1 Scot
Saturday 1st December 2018 9:50pm Gold
Sunday 2nd December 2018 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 12th December 2018 9:30pm Gold
Thursday 13th December 2018 9:10pm Gold
Thursday 20th December 2018 10:35pm Gold
Friday 21st December 2018 10:20pm Gold
Wednesday 4th December 2019 9:50pm Gold
Thursday 5th December 2019 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 10th December 2019 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 11th December 2019 1:10am Gold
Wednesday 18th December 2019 9:55pm Gold
Thursday 19th December 2019 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 3rd December 2020 9:00pm Gold
Friday 4th December 2020 12:35am Gold
Thursday 10th December 2020 9:00pm Gold
Friday 11th December 2020 12:35am Gold
Friday 18th December 2020 10:00pm Gold
Saturday 19th December 2020 2:00am Gold
Saturday 19th December 2020 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 30th November 2021 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 1st December 2021 2:50am Gold
Wednesday 1st December 2021 9:00pm Gold
Friday 10th December 2021 11:55pm Gold
Saturday 11th December 2021 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 16th December 2021 11:45pm Gold
Friday 17th December 2021 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 1st December 2022 10:35pm Gold
Friday 2nd December 2022 2:40am Gold
Friday 2nd December 2022 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 10th December 2022 9:45pm Gold
Saturday 17th December 2022 11:35pm Gold
Saturday 2nd December 2023 9:35pm Gold
Sunday 3rd December 2023 2:45am Gold
Sunday 10th December 2023 9:00pm Gold
Monday 11th December 2023 1:15am Gold
Monday 18th December 2023 10:35pm Gold
Tuesday 19th December 2023 3:00am Gold

Cast & crew

Brendan O'Carroll Agnes Brown
Jennifer Gibney Cathy Brown
Paddy Houlihan Dermot Brown
Rory Cowan Rory Brown
Eilish O'Carroll Winnie McGoogan
Danny O'Carroll Buster Brady
Fiona O'Carroll Maria Nicholson / Brown
Amanda Woods Betty Brown
Dermot O'Neill Grandad Brown
Susie Blake Hillary Nicholson
Gary Hollywood Dino Doyle
Conor Moloney Father Damien
Emily Reagan (as Emily Regan) Barbara
Guest cast
Martin Delany Trevor Brown
Jamie O'Carroll Bono Brown
Writing team
Brendan O'Carroll Writer
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Production team
Ben Kellett Director
Stephen McCrum Producer
Martin Delany Producer
Justin Healy Executive Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Ewan Angus Executive Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Iain McDonald Production Designer
Andy O'Callaghan Composer


Mrs Brown's Mischievous Call

Grandad has fallen asleep sitting on Hilary's mobile phone. When Hilary hears her phone ringing, she has no choice but to take the call from Grandad's lap...

Featuring: Susie Blake (Hillary Nicholson), Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown) & Dermot O'Neill (Grandad Brown).

Mrs Brown and the Christmas Turkey

Dermot comes home from work as a turkey to see his mammy - Mrs Brown makes him the perfect snack.

Featuring: Paddy Houlihan (Dermot Brown), Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown) & Martin Delany (Trevor Brown).

Mrs Brown's Family Mail

rs Brown reveals her feelings on post delivered to the Brown household. It's family mail that the family can open.

Featuring: Jennifer Gibney (Cathy Brown), Brendan O'Carroll (Agnes Brown) & Eilish O'Carroll (Winnie McGoogan).

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