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GOLD launches Tenth ‘Christmas Crackers’ joke competition

For a milestone tenth year running, Gold has announced the return of its annual Christmas competition.

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The competition challenges the Great British public to write their best festive jokes – inspired by the events of the last 12 months.

The winner will receive £1,500 experience vouchers, a festive-themed food and drink hamper and their joke will be included in a personalised set of crackers ready to pull on the big day.

The nine runners-up will also receive a festive Christmas hamper and a box of bespoke Gold Christmas crackers, which include the top six winning jokes.


Follow @GoldChannel and 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 (e.g. no swear words or offensive content) The joke entry must be included within one tweet (i.e. not be more than 280 characters), including #GoldCrackers Multiple entries are allowed

All entrants must follow @GoldChannel (so we can notify the winners) – but the @GoldChannel twitter handle does not need to be included in the joke entry Competition ends at 23:59 on 17/10/2022

Open to all UK residents aged 18 and over. To enter:

For further information on the terms and conditions, please visit: https://gold.uktv.co.uk/article/gold-crackers-competition-2022-terms-conditions/

The best jokes will be shortlisted by a panel led by comedy critic and editor of comedy website Beyond The Joke, Bruce Dessau.

Bruce Dessau said:

“This competition is a wonderful opportunity for the British public to share their best comedic offerings. As a nation, we’ve got a great collective sense of humour, so it’s a pleasure to be able to read all the fantastic entries each year. As the age old saying goes, “if you don’t laugh…”

Gerald Casey, Gold channel director, said:

“Each year it puts a smile on my face to know that the British public are able to reflect with an unwavering sense of humour and I’m so pleased Gold’s Christmas Cracker competition is still going strong ten years on.”

Last year’s winning joke was “Why are people cutting back on Brussels sprouts this Christmas? The cost of gas is too high” by Craig Rogers.