For anyone lucky enough to live in the UK or have access to Directv, last week's stocking stuffers didn't just include the usual gadgets and gizmos. Instead, we were treated to a special "White Christmas" episode of Black Mirror
, the techie Twilight Zone
anthology series created by Charlie Brooker. While the past two seasons of the cult show have focused on not-so-distant futures (think Her
, but way creepier) that often resemble our own lives--save one or two high-tech gizmos and/or plot devices-- there have been enough outliers in the six episodes ("White Bear," "Fifteen Million Merits," the end of "Waldo") to consider them self-contained parables about the modern condition. But "White Christmas," starring American legend Jon Hamm, hinted that these realities may be more connected than we realize.