In a mysterious and remote snowy outpost, Matt and Potter share an interesting Christmas meal together, swapping creepy tales of their earlier lives in the outside world.

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In a remote cabin Joe Potter reluctantly celebrates Christmas with the enigmatic Matt who starts to tell Joe about his previous jobs. In one he guided the nervous Harry into picking up the desirable Jennifer through an implant in the boy's head through which Matt shouted instructions though Matt could not foresee that it would end in disaster. As a result his wife blocked him out of her life via a device which, by pressing a button, completely obliterated the person in question. His next job involved transferring peoples' brains into tiny robotic replicas of themselves through which they could control gadgets but he could control their life span, selling them to the gaming industry. Joe then tells Matt how the love of his life, Bethany, fell pregnant but did not want the baby and blocked him before disappearing. Later, after Bethany's death, Joe sees the child but gets a shock and an even bigger one when he realizes who Matt is and what he has been sent to do. The job done, Matt is ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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The song sung in the Karaoke scene was also featured in Black Mirror: Fifteen Million Merits (2011) as the song Abi sung on the TV show 'Hot Shot'. The song is 'Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)'. See more »

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When setting up the 'cookie', the bite out of the toast disappears and reappears. See more »

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I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
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The Darkest, Creepiest and Best "Black Mirror"
8 January 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Joe Potter (Rafe Spall) wakes up on the Christmas Day and finds his talkative co-worker Matt Trent (Jon Hamm) preparing the Christmas dinner. They have been working together for five years in a remote outpost in the middle of nowhere in the snow. Joe does not like to talk, but Matt decides to tell his story. Matt was helping the shy Harry (Rasmus Hardiker) to seduce the beautiful Jennifer (Natalia Tena) in a party using the "Z-Eye" implanted in his eyes in an illegal procedure. Harry succeeds and they go to Jennifer's apartment but things go awry and they die. Matt delete the evidences of his participation but his wife blocks him and they become invisible and inaudible to each other. Then Matt explains that he really worked with a chip called Cookie, capable to make a digital copy of the user. Then he forced the copy to serve the real user through torture manipulating time to break any resistance from the copy. Joe decides to tell why he came to the outpost and he explains that he lived with Beth (Janet Montgomery). One night, they have dinner with their friends Tim (Dan Li) and Gita (Zahra Ahmadi) and Beth is feeling tired and absent. She goes to bed and Joe cleans the kitchen. However, he accidentally drops the garbage on the floor and he sees a positive pregnancy test. He questions Beth and she tells that she will abort the baby. They have an argument and Beth blocks and leaves Joe. One day, he accidentally finds her silhouette on the street and he discovers that she is raising her child with her father. However he is incapable to see neither Beth nor the child since he is still blocked. But when Beth dies in a train accident, Joe goes to her father's house to see his child and he has a surprise. But where the outpost is located?

"White Christmas" is the darkest, creepiest and also the best episode of "Black Mirror". The story is original despite the predictable conclusion. The plot is very disturbing and cruel and the idea of the Cookie is scary. Joe Potter is a totally unlucky guy: has an unfaithful girlfriend; a disloyal friend; a false co-worker; a daughter that is not of his own; he accidentally commits the murders; and he will be punished for eternity along Christmas. Poor man! My vote is nine.

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