Its hard to be Father Ted Crilly. In this 1996 Christmas special entitled “A Christmassy Ted” Father
Ted is obsessed with the fame and wealth of others he has crossed paths with. His assistant Father
Dougal McGuire constantly tests his patience in this special as he always does in the series. Unlike
Ted, Dougal takes everything to heart, and because of this ends up in compromising situations. Their
housemate Father Jack Hackett is constantly angry and drunk. Considering this it is quite fitting that
where they reside is called Craggy Island. There is also Mrs. Doyle their housekeeper who is obsessed
with having tea and trying to put up the Christmas decorations. Like all the Father Ted episodes, there
is a lot of slapstick comedy with the occasional dig at the church. The best part of the special is when
Ted and Dougal are lost in a women's underwear department at the mall, along with several other lost
priests (among them a young Kevin McKidd), and Ted tries his best to lead them out of the department.
After several hijinks, the priests are lead to safety by Ted and yet another scandal involving the
Catholic church is avoided. Later Father Ted is given the Golden Cleric which makes him happy but
when another priest named Father Todd Unctious shows up out of the blue claiming to know Ted, more
silliness ensues when Ted can't remember who the person is.