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Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE CHRISTMAS THAT ALMOST WASN'T  Season 11, Ep 13

aka "Il Natala Che Quasi Non Fu." Mr. Whipple (not the Charmin one) is a lawyer with a case that may have far-reaching consequences: he's defending Santa Claus from being evicted by his evil landlord. Wait, the North Pole is ownable property? Isn't it just an ice floe? The promised Christmas episode the Kickstarter funded. As the Mads note, most people will be watching this nowhere near Christmas. Like on July 6th or around then. In subplot news, events are rushing towards Kinga's wedding at the end of the season... next episode. Movie in the hole! Episode 1113 is on Netflix. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jul 6, 2017 - 13 comments

Underground: Auld Acquaintance  Season 2, Ep 8

Noah struggles to devise a new plan; Ernestine forms an unlikely bond. Christmas is saved, and another is ruined.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 27, 2017 - 1 comment

Podcast: The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air): Season One, Episode 6

A special tale for the holiday season—or any season. Plus, the saws sing for the janitor! [more inside]
posted by schmod on Dec 23, 2016 - 2 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Captain Latvia  Season 4, Ep 10

It's Christmastime at the Nine-Nine, and Boyle's adopted son Nikolaj ("NEE-ko-LAAAAHJ") wants a hard-to-get Captain Latvia action figure. Will he and Jake have to bust up the entire Latvian mafia to get that toy? POSSIBLY SO! Meanwhile, Holt tries in vain to get the rest of the squad into harmony for their singing competition against the honey-voiced MTA, and Gina -- ever the taste-maker -- discovers an amazing new musical called Hamilton.
posted by Strange Interlude on Dec 14, 2016 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: SANTA CLAUS  Season 5, Ep 21

"An Enchanting World of Make-Believe!" All the aspects of Santa Claus that have enchanted kids for centuries are here: his floating palace high above the North Pole, his working relationship with Merlin the Wizard, his magical surveillance equipment, the many kids he holds captive in his singing work-dungeon, and his unending battle against the forces of hell. Merry Christmas! The second of the two MST3K Christmas episodes, and if anything even better than the first one. Santa Claus, made to give Mexican children their own version of the myth, is a truly disturbing movie. I say it does have its merits: the story of poor Lupita and her family is saddening. But don't worry, there's plenty of madness on display too, and the riffing is excellent. One of the best episodes. YouTube (1h33m) Premiered Christmas Eve, 1993. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Sep 8, 2016 - 6 comments

Call the Midwife: Christmas Special (2015)  Season 5, Ep 100

The BBC plan to televise a carol service from Poplar, and we all must go home and be counted for Christmas.
posted by vibratory manner of working on Jan 4, 2016 - 1 comment

Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song  Season 10, Ep 1

It is Christmas Day on a remote human colony, and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas carols and comedy antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song's squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax is furious, and his giant robot bodyguard is out of control and coming for them all! Will Nardole survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 25, 2015 - 52 comments

MST3K Club: 2015 Christmas Marathon Discussion

Planning thread for MeFi MST3K Christmas Marathon 2015. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Dec 21, 2015 - 21 comments

Please Like Me: Christmas Trifle  Season 3, Ep 10

Christmas orphans Tom, Arnold, Ella, Claire and Hannah gather around the table at Josh's for a festive lunch. But warm punch and a vomiting John set the tone for a Christmas they'll never forget.
posted by misfish on Dec 19, 2015 - 0 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Yippie Kayak  Season 3, Ep 10

While taking care of some last-minute Christmas shopping, Jake, Charles, and Gina find themselves in the middle of an actual Die Hard hostage situation. On the outside, Terry matches wits (or whatever) with The Vulture (returning guest star Dean Winters!) to keep the whole thing from boiling over. Elsewhere, Holt and Rosa talk a skittish Amy into joining them on an ice-cold Polar Bear Swim. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Dec 14, 2015 - 15 comments

Podcast: The Allusionist: 26. Xmas Man

Historian Greg Jenner traces the origins of that mythical beardy man who turns up in December with gifts. Helen Zaltzman also ensures her permanent removal from everybody’s Christmas card lists. CONTENT WARNING: Be wary of listening to this episode around young children, as there may be life spoilers. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Dec 10, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: Krampus

Max is a true believer who has become jaded with Christmas. As his extended family visits for what promises to be a terrible three day celebration, Max makes a wish that he soon begins to regret. Krampus is the new holiday horror film from director Michael Dougherty. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Dec 8, 2015 - 7 comments

Podcast: Answer Me This!: AMT305: Stolen Olives, Men with Tiny Feet, and Chicken and Egg

"The first AMT of 2015 is an absolute peach, so trot over to answermethispodcast.com/episode305 to read all about it." [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 9, 2015 - 2 comments

Call the Midwife: Christmas Special.  Season 4, Ep 100

In which Chummy takes over running the facility after an outbreak of chicken pox; rehearsals for the Sunday school's Christmas concert interfere with the nuns and nurses; two unmarried patients are sent to a home for pregnant women; Dr. Turner cares for a destitute older couple; and everyone wonders what the year 1960 will bring. PBS page. [more inside]
posted by homunculus on Dec 25, 2014 - 5 comments

Doctor Who: Last Christmas  Season 8, Ep 13

The Doctor and Clara team up at the North Pole with Santa Claus against face-hugging aliens who eat brains. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier on Dec 25, 2014 - 41 comments

Podcast: NPR: Planet Money Podcast: #592: Bell Wars

On today's show, a story on a Christmasy theme: Handbells! But also, a not-so-Christmasy theme: A decades-long feud between two big bell companies, located right down the road from each other. But then, a Christmasy ending: Peace! [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 23, 2014 - 7 comments

Podcast: This American Life: #482: Lights, Camera, Christmas!

This holiday season we bring you a show filled with stories of people going to great lengths to throw a special Christmas for their families. Including tales of Luna the guinea pig (pictured), Bambi the reindeer, and Jeko the super-powerful (and somewhat-scary) Christmas elf. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 22, 2014 - 4 comments

Podcast: Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast: 326 2014 Holiday Spectacular

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's the year end holiday episode of Comedy Bean Bag with music from The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) and guests galore! Director of the Underworld series, Len Wiseman is back for the CBB festivities that will include visits from some spooky ghosts, a naughty elf, and much more. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Dec 17, 2014 - 12 comments

Black Mirror: White Christmas   Season 3, Ep 1

I wish it could be Christmas every day [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 17, 2014 - 29 comments

Podcast: NPR: Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Holiday Special 2014

The Bullseye Holiday Special returns for 2014! Music expert Mitchell Kezin talks about his new documentary called Jingle Bell Rocks! It dives into the world of alternative and underground Christmas music. Bill Corbett (the veteran writer and performer from RiffTrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000) talks about his new graphic novel called Super-Powered Revenge Christmas. And there’s another exciting Christmas comic out this year:  The Flash Gordon Holiday Special: 2014. Jesse will talk to its authors, The Daily Show writers Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy and their pal Stuart Wellington. Lastly, Jesse reveals his one true holiday tradition.
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 16, 2014 - 3 comments

Podcast: Welcome to Night Vale: 58 - Monolith

A stone monolith appears overnight in front of City Hall. Plus, a former high school quarterback playing college football, opening ceremonies at the Drawbridge, and updates from the desert otherworld. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Dec 15, 2014 - 5 comments

The Mindy Project: Christmas  Season 3, Ep 11

As the holidays approach, Mindy wonders if Danny is about to propose, and a case of mistaken identity leads Morgan on the perfect date.
posted by everybody had matching towels on Dec 11, 2014 - 2 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Pontiac Bandit Returns  Season 2, Ep 10

During an unexpectedly combustible undercover-Santa op, Peralta finally nabs the infamous Doug Judy, AKA "The Pontiac Bandit", (returning S01 guest star Craig Robinson) only to discover that Judy has the goods on the Giggle Pig kingpin. Meanwhile, Santiago finds an inconsistency in a long-closed case while making a scrapbook for Capt. Holt, and Boyle and Gina plot to break up their parents after a little bit of gift-exchange recon. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Dec 7, 2014 - 12 comments

Regular Show: Merry Christmas Mordecai  Season 6, Ep 11

After preparing for Eileen's Christmas party, Mordecai finds out that his ex-girlfriend Margaret will be there which leaves him extremely nervous since he doesn't want things to go complicated when he's together with C.J.
posted by ob1quixote on Dec 5, 2014 - 3 comments

Regular Show: White Elephant Gift Exchange  Season 6, Ep 10

The gang gets back at Muscle Man after he gives them bad gifts.
posted by ob1quixote on Dec 5, 2014 - 2 comments

White Christmas

Would anyone else be interested in a discussion of White Christmas (1954)? It doesn't include Gene Kelly's butt, but is available for streaming on Netflix.
posted by drezdn on Dec 3, 2014 - 14 comments

Holiday Movie Club

American Thanksgiving this year is Thursday, NOV 27th. Christmas is DEC 25th. This suggests 28 days for a "Holiday Movie Club" [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 21, 2014 - 33 comments

The Leftovers: B.J. and the A.C.  Season 1, Ep 4

A holiday display goes missing, sending Kevin scurrying to find out who is responsible. Tom and Christine run into trouble at a hospital and on the road. Kevin retrieves a surprise detainee from a neighboring police station, and receives unexpected visitors at home. The Guilty Remnant put its stamp on the holiday season.
posted by Night_owl on Jul 21, 2014 - 5 comments

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