Mrs Brown’s Boys was the most-watched programme on Christmas Day as 7.6 million viewers tuned in to see Brendan O’Carroll’s festive special.

BBC claimed yet another Christmas Day ratings victory yesterday as Mrs Brown’s Boys was the most-watched programme of the day for the second year in a row.

Last year it was potty-mouth Agnes Brown and her funny family who won the festive ratings war, so she has a lot to live up to this time round in what could be one of the last of the disfunctional Dubliner’s TV appearances.

After all, she and her alter-ego Brendan O’Carroll are movie stars now.

Again the Christmas tree almost deserves an acting credit as chaos reigns in the front room. The arrival of a large box for Cathy has Agnes intrigued, and Rory announces that husband Dino is buying him plastic surgery for Christmas.

Things go from bad to worse when Agnes gets the wrong end of the stick about exactly what sort of nips and tucks we’re talking about.

And Buster Brady delivers Agnes that magical new Christmas tree which is sure to restore her festive spirit. If only it would co-operate…