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Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

Santa Clause Conquers The Martians
Director: Nicholas Webster, 1964.
United States, 81 minutes.

Santa Claus gets kidnapped by distraught martians who want to rescue their depressive, antisocial children from the doldrums by giving them all toys and a big red-suited guy with a beard to laugh at/with. Santa adapts to life on Mars very well and starts cranking out the toys with the help of Martian machines, but political controversies surrounding his manufacturing activities soon threaten the fabric of Martian society. Absolutely cheesy, but as a festive holiday cheese log.

Earlier Event: December 11
Weekly: Family Matinee
Later Event: December 11
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