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Christmas Epic Fails (ITV 29 Dec 2014, Angus Deayton)

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Angus Deayton hosts Christmas Epic Fails seasonal special celebrating the funny side of Christmas. The show is packed with everything from cringeworthy gifts and festive fads to cheesy songs and unsettling Santas.

Festive foul-ups include Christmas light failures, an unfortunate reindeer stuck on a rooftop, and probably the most disappointing grotto ever. Some of the madness from Christmases past include Cabbage Patch doll mania, The Krankies Christmas TV Special and a 1950s cartoon oddity with the unfortunate name of Spunky the Snowman.

Angus also uncovers some odd Yuletide traditions from around the world, including the Mexican nativity scene recreated by radishes, the Spanish festive figurines that poop and a mythical Austrian figure that is more Halloween than Christmas! Some of the last-minute Christmas gifts ideas for the man who has everything include the Potty Putter, which comes in handy when the unfortunate recipient feels the uncontrollable desire to practice their golf swing while sitting on the toilet.

As well as all these goodies, there are a host of never-seen-before clips of TV presenter failures and bloopers.

production details
UK / ITV / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 29 December 2014 @ 9.00pm

Producer: Madeline Addy / Executive Producers: Simon Withington, Lee Connolly / Director: Derek Wheeler