Merry Christmas Violence! Yes, it’s the annual somewhat festive special, this year covering The Peripheral (no Christmas content) and the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (lots of it).

But first, Nick’s finally finished watching The Americans after more than a year, while Alastair’s returned to Denmark’s most haunted hospital in The Kingdom: Exodus. Which does take place at Christmas!

After all that, they log in to The Peripheral (9:45), Amazon’s new cyberpunk thriller based on a William Gibson novel. Includes lengthy chat about the plot and themes, plus spoilers for a big plot turn in the second episode.

Last of all, Nick and Alastair finally embrace the season with the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (23:27). Did it make them feel the warmth and love of the holidays? Is Santa in it?

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