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Failed Critics Podcast: Secret Sandra Xmas Special

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We left some mince pies and a nip of sherry out in a vain attempt to attract someone jolly onto the Christmas special podcast this year but instead we ended up with Steve Norman, Owen Hughes, Brian Plank and Tony Black.

Festive frivolities ensue on our very merry podcast with a Christmas-themed quiz to kick things off before a plug for our Failed Critics Awards 2016 (which you can vote for here before 27 December) and a glimpse at what we might be picking for each category.

You can thank Tony’s autocorrect for the invention of our Secret Sandra section of the show. Anonymously exchanging movies amongst each other in a ‘secret santa’ format, we somehow only exchanged one lump of coal. Steve ended up watching quirky black comedy I Love You, Philip Morris, whilst Brian unwrapped The Internet’s Own Boy (a documentary about Aaron Swartz) and Tony mulled over topical horror-comedy Krampus. Meanwhile, Owen sulked in the corner at being made to watch Kevin James’s Netflix Original, True Memoirs of an International Assassin.

We stuffed the Failed Critics Podcast Christmas turkey with a few new releases just for good measure (and to hide the taste of our giblets). There’s a few choice words for Office Christmas Party (look out for Brooker’s written review tomorrow – it’s a doozy) and a word of warning for those hoping to catch Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation. We even make room for a wrap-up of Season One of Westworld.

Join us again in a couple of days for our Rogue One: A Star Wars Story special!

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A Festive Competition

Our friends over at  http://www.simoney.co.uk have been in touch to share a competition they’re running. To spread the Christmas cheer, we’re now sharing it with you!

To celebrate Christmas this year, they have designed a Christmas poster featuring characters from 25 famous Christmas movies:

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For your chance to win a printed copy of the poster, email failedcritics@gmail.com with the subject ‘Christmas Competition’ and your answers listed 1-25. The winner will be the entrant who gets closest to naming all 25 correctly. Deadline for submissions is Monday 5 January 2015.

Good luck and merry Christmas from all at Failed Critics!