Crackers about comedy | Gold launches its annual Christmas competition

Crackers about comedy

Gold launches its annual Christmas competition

TV channel Gold has announced the return of its competition to discover the best new Christmas cracker gags for a sixth year.

Top prize is £1,500 holiday vouchers plus a bespoke set of Christmas crackers featuring the winning jokes and a festive hamper. Nine runners-up  each receive the hamper and crackers

Christmas GoldAs usual, anyone can enter jokes, which should be based on the news of the past 12 months.

Last year’s winning one-liner was the political pun, "Why was Theresa May sacked as Nativity Manager? She couldn't run a stable government.", with 2016’s top spot being taken by 'How will Christmas dinner be different after Brexit? No Brussels.’

The competition is open until 11.59pm on Sunday October 28, and you can enter by tweeting original jokes with the hashtag #GoldCrackers.

Winners and runners-up will be shortlisted by comedy critic Bruce Dessau. He said: ‘What a year 2018 has been - despite everything this year has thrown at us, we can usually manage to find something to giggle about. From England’s remarkable performance at the World Cup, to Theresa May’s questionable dancing, there is certainly plenty of scope for jokers to play with this Christmas.’

The full rules are:

  • Open to all UK residents aged 18 and over
  • Tweet a Christmas-themed joke via your personal Twitter account including #GoldCrackers
  • Gold is looking for the most original festive jokes that put a comedy twist on the news agenda or pop culture across the past year
  • Jokes must be original content and suitable for a family audience (for example, no swear words)
  • The joke entry must be included within one tweet (so not be more than 280 characters), including #GoldCrackers 
  • Multiple entries are allowed
  • All entrants must follow @GoldChannel (so organisers can notify the winners) - but the @GoldChannel twitter handle does not need to be included in the joke entry

For further information on the terms and conditions, click here.

Published: 9 Oct 2018

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