Is there any better place to enjoy the festive season than Ireland’s capital city?GarrethFilms/YouTube

The shopping is complete, the presents are wrapped, the decorations are up, the Christmas pudding is ready and there’s nothing else left to do but enjoy a few days with family and friends.

In the lead up to Christmas, it can be difficult to step back from the jam-packed days of last minute gifts and holiday parties and enjoy the season as you should. Thankfully, Irish filmmaker Garreth Caulfield has compiled this very special video of some of the best little glimpses of Christmas joy and happiness in Dublin to remind us exactly why we’re going to all this effort.

Whether it’s laughing with friends as you stroll to the pub on Christmas Eve, enjoying an Irish coffee in the warmth while surrounded by groups of friends reuniting and family catching up, or simply admiring the Christmas lights, Dublin really is something special throughout December.

As a Christmas present to Dublin, Caulfield and fellow filmmaker Meagan Spellman captured some lovely silent moments among all the hustle and bustle.

“It's sometimes hard to stop and take a few moments out of your busy life to take in the beauty of Dublin at Christmas time,” said Caulfield.

“We found some nuggets of festive allure throughout the city. Take some time to share with friends away for the holidays or just missing home.”