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Movie: Chowboys: An American Folktale

Three cowboys are lost in the woods without any food on the coldest night of the year. Will they succumb to the cold, cannibalism or the Christmas Spirit? [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Nov 30, 2022 - 0 comments

Movie: Wind Chill

Two college students share a ride home for the holidays. When they become victims of a hit and run during a snowstorm, they discover that the snowstorm is not the only deadly threat they face. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Nov 30, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

The Guardians, who are on a mission to make Christmas unforgettable for Quill, head to Earth in search of the perfect present. On Disney Plus.
posted by jenfullmoon on Nov 25, 2022 - 32 comments

Movie: Spirited

Each Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present selects one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he picked the wrong Scrooge. Clint Briggs turns the tables on his ghostly host until Present finds himself reexamining his own past, present and future. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Nov 20, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Falling for Christmas

A newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress (Lindsay Lohan) gets into a skiing accident, suffers from total amnesia and finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 18, 2022 - 13 comments

Movie: The Star Wars Holiday Special

Luke Skywalker and Han Solo battle evil Imperial forces to help Chewbacca reach his imperiled family on the Wookiee planet - in time for Life Day, their most important day of the year! A variety show, powered by cocaine, disowned by George Lucas, and enshrined in our hearts forever. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 26 comments

Movie: The Hebrew Hammer

An orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero (Adam Goldberg) saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus' evil son (Andy Dick). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Martian ruler Kimar (Leonard Hicks) is upset that the children of Mars are lazy and under the influence of too much pop culture from Earth. They are obsessed with the planet's television programs and don't want to do much of anything. In an attempt to get the kids peppy again, Kimar orders the kidnapping of Santa Claus (John Call), hoping that the jolly old toymaker will know how to cheer the children up again. But two Earth children are also nabbed, and this complicates things for Kimar. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Magic Christmas Tree

Frequently cited as "The Worst Christmas Movie Ever Made." A boy is given a ring by an old witch, he uses the ring to bring upon a magic Christmas that grants him 3 wishes. He uses/abuses them for, among other things, god-like power, and to make Santa Claus his prisoner and slave. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Elves

A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil Nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends are trapped in a department store with an elf, and only the renegade loose-cannon Santa Claus (Dan Haggerty, aka Grizzly Adams), can save them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Santa Claus vs. The Devil

Merlin the magician helps Santa (José Elías Moreno) save children tempted by the devil to be naughty. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Treevenge

Christmas trees ripped out of their forest plan revenge against people enjoying the holidays. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Nov 16, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Fanny and Alexander

Two young Swedish children in the 1900s experience the many comedies and tragedies of their lively and affectionate theatrical family, the Ekdahls. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 12, 2022 - 1 comment

Book: Murder After Christmas

"A war's on and a murder has been committed―and we sit here talking nonsense about almond whirls and mince pies!" [more inside]
posted by scorbet on Jan 3, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Love Hard

An LA girl, unlucky in love, falls for an East Coast guy on a dating app and decides to surprise him for the holidays, only to discover that she's been catfished. This lighthearted romantic comedy chronicles her attempt to reel in love. Stars Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, Harry Shum, Darren Barnet.
posted by rednikki on Dec 20, 2021 - 13 comments

Ted Lasso: The Missing Christmas Mustache  Season 2, Ep 13

A very short animated Christmas special, available to watch for free on YouTube, in which Ted loses his mustache.
posted by brainwane on Dec 17, 2021 - 3 comments

Movie: Single All the Way

Desperate to avoid his family's judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter convinces his best friend Nick to join him for the holidays and pretend that they're now in a relationship. (Netflix)
posted by Literaryhero on Dec 3, 2021 - 5 comments

Movie: The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

When a priceless relic is stolen, Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy enlist the help of Margaret's cousin Fiona teams with a man from her past to retrieve it, with romance and resulting in a very unexpected switch. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Nov 24, 2021 - 4 comments

Ted Lasso: Carol of the Bells  Season 2, Ep 4

It's Christmas in Richmond. Rebecca enlists Ted for a secret mission, Roy and Keeley search for a miracle and the Higginses open up their home. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Aug 13, 2021 - 42 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 21

Re-rewatch! One of MST3K's three (to date) Christmas movies, and one of their weirdest subjects overall. Martians, upset that their children are becoming joyless drones, come to Earth to kidnap Santa Claus to try to make them jolly again. Opposed to this is the villainous Martian Voldar, who doesn't want happy Martian children becoming a nuisance. And then there's Dropo.... Previously and again
posted by JHarris on Dec 23, 2020 - 3 comments

Home for Christmas: Home For Christmas (Hjem til jul) Season 2 - All Episodes  Season 2, Ep 0

When love comes knocking, would you be ready? Follow Johanne through another December as she continues her pursuit for eternal, warm, and real love. When her family and the world around her fall apart, how can she still believe in true and everlasting love? Does it even exist and will she find the one for Christmas this year? (Netflix, Norwegian) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 19, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: The Christmas Chronicles 2

Kate Pierce, now a cynical teen, is unexpectedly reunited with Santa Claus when a mysterious troublemaker threatens to cancel Christmas - forever. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 26, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: Happiest Season

Meeting your girlfriend's family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family's annual Christmas dinner - until you realize that they don't even know she's gay - is even harder. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 25, 2020 - 41 comments

Movie: Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square

The citizens of a small, middle-America town fight to save themselves from being bought out by a major corporation. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 22, 2020 - 9 comments

Dash & Lily: Dash & Lily - Season 1  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

Opposites attract at Christmas as cynical Dash and sunny Lily trade messages and dares in a red notebook they pass back and forth around New York City. (Netflix, YA book adaptation) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 12, 2020 - 10 comments

Movie: Klaus

A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions. A 2020 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature. Streamable on Netflix. With Jason Schwartzmann, J. K. Simmons, and Rashida Jones. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Jan 27, 2020 - 9 comments

A Christmas Carol: FX's A Christmas Carol, episodes 1-3  Season 1, Ep 0

A television adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale of the miser Ebenezer Scrooge. (FX Channel/BBC production) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 19, 2019 - 9 comments

Into the Dark: A Nasty Piece of Work  Season 2, Ep 3

Two coworkers are invited to a private dinner where they vie for a coveted promotion, but their hosts have some brutal ways of testing them. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Dec 9, 2019 - 1 comment

Home for Christmas: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

After lying to her nosy family about having a boyfriend, Johanne sets out to find the real thing in time to introduce him at Christmas. (Netflix Original, Norwegian production, 6x30mins) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 6, 2019 - 9 comments

Movie: The Knight Before Christmas

A medieval English knight is magically transported to present day where he ends up falling for a high school science teacher.
posted by Literaryhero on Dec 1, 2019 - 5 comments

MST Club 2019 Christmas Marathon suggestion thread

This is the public planning/suggestion thread for the Christmas Marathon. If you have any awesome examples of Yuletide Ridiculousness to suggest, you can do it here!
posted by JHarris on Nov 19, 2019 - 6 comments

Movie: Last Christmas

Kate (Emilia Clarke) is a young woman who works as Santa (Michelle Yeoh)'s elf at a year-round Christmas shop. There she meets Tom (Henry Golding), and they strike up a romance.
posted by storytam on Nov 9, 2019 - 6 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 21

Rewatch! And of course we'll be rewatching it again when the Christmas thingy roll back around. There are now three Christmas movie episodes of MST3K; this is the one that's "classically" the worst, appearing on many lists of the worst of all time.I like the idea of it, the willingness to take an absurd premise seriously, and the energy (most of) the actors bring to it. But then there's Dropo.... Previously. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Oct 10, 2019 - 7 comments

The Twilight Zone: A Traveler  Season 1, Ep 4

On Christmas Eve in the small Alaskan town of Iglaak, a mysterious man in a suit appears in a jail cell with no explanation and asks the chief of police for a pardon. [Starring Marika Sila, Greg Kinnear, Steven Yeun, and Patrick Gallagher] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 23, 2019 - 8 comments

The ABC Murders: Hercule and the new Inspector  Season 1, Ep 1

Rupert Grint was the surprise star, here. Malkovich being stilted and precise suits the character of Poirot, but put him together with Crome, they warm up to each other in an organic and compelling way, and it's on Grint's natural talent as a supporting actor. I would watch a series based on Poirot and Crome discussing the weather, so good.
posted by Slap*Happy on Apr 22, 2019 - 4 comments

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

Rewatch! Santa sees, hears, knows all. Up at his workshop in a castle hovering above the north pole he keeps his helpers, children from every nation. There they work on toys, singing all day long. They can do naught else, lest the forces of hell gain the upper hand. Fortunately Santa has the aid of Merlin and his magical inventions. Kind of a spin-off of the (nearly defunct) Santa's Workshop chain of theme parks, and deeply, deeply insane. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Apr 10, 2019 - 8 comments

Movie: Santa Jaws

Trying to survive the family Christmas, Cody makes a wish to be alone, which ends up backfiring when a shark manifests and kills his entire family.
posted by larrybob on Dec 24, 2018 - 8 comments

Saturday Night Live: Matt Damon / Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus  Season 44, Ep 9

Christmas Episode [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Dec 16, 2018 - 20 comments

Movie: All the Creatures Were Stirring

On the night before Christmas, a couple on an awkward date go to see a play featuring horrific Christmas stories. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Dec 13, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: The Christmas Chronicles

The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. (Trailer) [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Dec 1, 2018 - 7 comments

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

Rewatch! A cranky old land developer buys the north pole to throw Santa out, but then learns the true meaning of Christmas. It's the next-to-last episode of the season. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Aug 8, 2018 - 2 comments

Happy!: I am the Future  Season 1, Ep 8

In the season finale, Sax and Happy battle "Bad Santa" for Hailey while Merry helps Amanda. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Feb 1, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: A Christmas Prince

Netflix delivers a new holiday film that is either a mind-numbing retread of the most egregious Lifetime/Hallmark Channel Christmas movie cliches, or a poker-faced parody of them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 23, 2017 - 14 comments

Christmas In Space! 2017

MST Club presents your fourth-annual "No Stress" Yuletide Special and Weirdness Marathon: Christmas in Space! Every Christmas for going on four years on now, those of us in MST Club have held what I call a "no-stress" marathon. A *real* marathon is an arduous ordeal, a harsh test of endurance. *Our* marathon, we don't care when you join us or when you leave. It's Christmas! For the two days in question, December 24 and 25, we'll be showing Christmas specials (both weird and good), MST Episodes, Rifftrax and other yuletide oddities, with some other things mixed in for leavening, in the MST Club cytube room. Watch with us and joke along in the chatroom, or leave us on in the background. Our aim is to be the amiable background radiation to your holiday season. This is the planning thread. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Dec 14, 2017 - 9 comments

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

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