Black Mirror: White Christmas (2014 Christmas Special) (2014)

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White Christmas (2014 Christmas Special)
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This yuletide nightmare gifts Black Mirror fans with a bleak mind-twister of an episode and a stocking stuffer of existential dread.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2014

Three distinct tales involving two men stranded together in an Arctic wilderness.

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Three distinct tales involving two men stranded together in an Arctic wilderness.

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Critic Reviews for Black Mirror White Christmas (2014 Christmas Special)

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

If the all-too-plausible predictions didn't chill you to the bone, there was more; an eternity soundtracked by Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday". Please God, nooooo!

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

For newcomers, "White Christmas" can be a welcome shock, a purgative guaranteed to counteract overdoses of holiday cheer.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Black Mirror is here to remind you that even empathetic people can ruin lives, and taking the moral high ground in an argument can't fix the world. Oh, and if a Don Draper type tries to charm you? Run.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

[A] collection of fascinating, unsettling moments that made for a wonderfully upsetting Christmas special.

Mar 12, 2020 | Full Review…

There are twists on top of twists. Layers upon layers of meaning. There's enough meat on the story bones to chew over for decades.

Jun 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Black Mirror's Christmas special features one of the single most upsetting concepts ever introduced in the realm of fictional entertainment...

Dec 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Its format left something to be desired. The episode packs three separate stories and a framing device into only 75 minutes, and the lack of room to breathe makes it feel less like Black Mirror than a Black Mirror pastiche.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Worse still, its effectiveness was based entirely on "surprise moments" and not on a long-term reflection that would allow the involvement of the audience. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode presents three interwoven stories that maintain the mixture of black humor, satirical and provocative touches and script twists that characterized the previous chapters. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Interesting ideas that, with the brevity in which they arise, do not get to develop at all but they manage to have unity and to disturb.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Much about this episode is fed by things we've seen in previous Black Mirrors, particularly the use of technology, but overall it's a damning indictment of the callousness of humans; what a lovely Christmassy subject!

Apr 4, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I realise this all sounds profoundly depressing, and it is. Yet White Christmas is presented with a great deal of mischief and wit and humour, all of which prevent it from being the greatest advertisement the Samaritans have ever had.

Apr 4, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Mirror: White Christmas (2014 Christmas Special)

  • Feb 22, 2019
    This is a good episode to start your journey on watching all of the Black Mirror episodes.
  • Feb 19, 2019
    My favorite episode.
  • Feb 08, 2019
    just amazing. from top to bottom.
  • Jan 22, 2019
    Left me depressed and in a state of shock, would recommend to anyone
  • Jan 21, 2019
    My favorite episode so far in the series. White Christmas is one of the best and most unique Christmas specials I've ever seen with a smart and thought-provoking story, great performances from Jon Hamm and Rafe Spall, unexpected twists, and a haunting ending.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    Perfection. The best black mirror episode in my opinion.
  • Dec 30, 2018
    amazing and mind blowing
  • Dec 29, 2018
    The BLACK MIRROR Christmas special relates in similar ways to previous episodes with the use of technology, dark humor, and disturbing conclusions on how the human psyche works.
  • Dec 16, 2018
    Terrific and awesome episode, definitely recommend watching
  • Nov 29, 2018
    There is a twist wherein a twist which also has a twist there. White Christmas is like a world that is so vast but the fact is so narrow. It connects a story of various kinds of bitter experiences from each person connected into one interconnected story. An inception in unlimited limbo.

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