My betwixtmas tech(ish) content picks
Do not let your tech cravings go unsatisfied during this lazy time between Christmas and New Year. Read on for my top movies and shows (and an explanation for this dodgy subtitle).
Friends and followers, I wish you all a very merry betwixtmas.
Now that we’ve finally wrapped Christmas like an awkwardly-shaped, family-squabble-filled present, it’s time for five decadent days of Olympic couch-potato-ing. As you scoff leftover spuds, pluck pine needles from your new Santa socks, and dodge the whiff of day-old sprouts, yule (ho-ho-ho) be in need of some good entertainment in the run up to New Year’s Eve.
If you’re sicker of the usual festive faves than turkey and stuffing, then fear not, for I’m here with a shiny gift: my tech(ish) content picks for December. Warning though, I may have tapped into my inner grinch because most of these suggestions are far from joyous.
FILM: The Holiday Sitter
Earlier this month, Keaton Patti’s hilarious AI-generated Christmas screenplay began doing the rounds, as it has done every December since 2018. Penned by a bot that the author & comedian reportedly fed over 1000 hours of Hallmark holiday movies, The Christmas on Christmas delivers the same syrupy flavours as any other festive flick.
Reading the script again put me in the rare mood for some saccharine Hallmark nonsense. I landed on The Holiday Sitter, a festive rom-com that follows Sam (Jonathan Bennett), a gay guy left to look after his niece and nephew for Christmas. Useless with kids, he convinces their easy-on-the-eyes neighbour Jason (George Krissa) to lend a hand. Aaaand the rest obviously writes itself.
While every bit as sickly as expected, The Holiday Sitter tastes unlike any Hallmark sweet treat I’ve ever devoured. Why? Because although the network has featured LGBTQ+ side characters before, this is actually the first…