Mystery Science Theater 3000

Season 3 Episode 21

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Aired Unknown Dec 21, 1991 on Comedy Central

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  • Christmas is in danger after aliens kidnap Santa. No, really. Aliens kidnap Santa. Well, it beats the Yule Log...

    Santa Claus is preparing for his umpteenth trip around the planet to bestow presents on good and deserving children, when he runs into a little trouble.

    Apparently he is the object of curiosity not only for people on this planet, but also for youngsters elsewhere. Two green Martian kids stake out the North Pole with a giant telescope and determine that jolly old Saint Nick must be brought to their world.

    The story is as incoherent as you'd expect, with bad writing and bad acting to top if off. The costumes and set design are just garish. Joel and the 'Bots riff away, somehow managing to make it all bearable.

    If this is Christmas, bring me New Year's.