Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

A picture of the movie poster for the movie Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Aliens attack the North Pole! Who will save Christmas?

1964 Movie
2004 DVD

Let’s be honest here, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is not alone. There are lots of bad movies in the world. But every so often a movie comes along that is so bad, well, it’s kinda cute. It’s lovably bad.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is one of these movies. For years it has almost gotten to our list of movies we have to watch every year for Christmas. Who can forget the song “Hurrah for Santa Claus”? Or the stupid hats the martians have with all the antennas sticking out? Or Santa’s weird laugh he does, often for no reason at all. Perhaps it’s a nervous tic? To be honest he seems kinda lewd. Not the normal Santa. Maybe a sequel is in the works, Lewd Santa does Vegas.

In this 1960s classic, the kids on Mars are all glued to their TVs, watching news about Santa. But Santa doesn’t dome to Mars, so obviously steps must be taken. After consulting with one of the elders, a ship is launched which kidnaps Santa and a couple of kids. As you can imagine, it all ends with Santa winning the day, and happiness for all the Martians and their kids.

If you’re a collector of really bad movies, this is one for you! Get it and put it in your collection. If you’re just a fan of bad sci-fi, it’s still definitely worth watching. The Mystery Science Theater version of this is also good. After all, you have bad acting, bad plots, campy characters, a catchy tune, aliens AND Santa! What more could you want? There also a package on Amazon consisting of both the movie and a book about Santa Claus Conquers the Martians that might be worth checking out.

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