Just in case you don’t have anything to do …

From the YouTube page:

“Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” is a 1964 American science fiction comedy film based on a story by Glenville Mareth, starring John Call as Santa Claus, and featuring an ten-year-old Pia Zadora as one of the Martian children. The film also marks the first documented appearance of Mrs. Claus in a motion picture (Doris Rich plays the role), coming three weeks before the television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which also featured the character.

The film regularly appears on lists of the worst films ever made, and is regularly featured in the “bottom 100” list on the Internet Movie Database, and was featured in an episode of the 1986 syndicated series, the Canned Film Festival. The film took on newfound fame in the 1990s after being featured on an episode of the comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000. The episode became a holiday staple on the Comedy Central cable channel in the years following its premiere in 1991.

It has since found new life again, as it has been the subject of new riffing by Cinematic Titanic and RiffTrax, both productions of former MST3K writers and performers. The film was also featured on Elvira’s Movie Macabre. The story takes us on an unusual journey on Mars and of pale green Martians, with odd plumbing coming out of their heads, who’s children have been watching so much Earth television (watching TV from MARS?! And I had trouble getting PBS to come in clearly back then, but they can get clear TV on MARS! Pfft!) that they are breaking away from their indoctrination of education and no freewill and wish to just have fun.

The Martian leaders consult their “Sage” for advice from which he tells them to give their children the freewill they desire. So the Martian leaders, in their infinite wisdom, decide that in order to give their children freewill and fun they must kidnap Santa Claus to bring Christmas to Mars. However, they have a hard time figuring out who the real Santa Claus is since there’s thousands of Santa’s in shopping malls all over the globe. So they kidnap 2 children to figure out who is the real Santa Claus. Why they thought a couple of random children would know Santa personally is beyond me but, it’s a bad movie so chalk it up to that.

This one is a genuine classic, and for a lot of MSTies it’s as much a part of the holiday season as “White Christmas” or “It’s A Wonderful Life.” All the host segments are gems including the song “Have A Patrick Swayze Christmas”, the riffing is solid throughout and it’s guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit. I apologize for not uploading anything in a long time. I’ll try to upload more often. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Enjoy!