Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Another film I haven’t seen but holy cow, look at the title; Santa Claus conquers the Martians. The title alone sells you the movie and gives you all you need to know about it. It’s Santa Claus on Mars and he dances like a goon. How can you not love the idea of this film?
The premise is actually less awful than you think, or more awful…either-or. Santa Claus goes to Mars to set up a toy shop and puts the Martians to work. Then shenanigans happen and people try to hurt Santa.
It’s apparently one of the worst films ever made, with IMDB.com putting it on the bottom 100 lists of worst films ever made. It’s so bad that the best version of the film is the one the folks from Mystery Science Theater 3000 did of it. If the guys from the original MST3K got their hands on it, then you know it’s the perfect kind of terrible.
The film does have one unique quality about it, apparently, it’s the first documented appearance of Mrs. Claus in a motion picture. That’s right, it beat out Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by three weeks. Sure, it’s one of the worst films ever made, so bad it’s good, but at least it has that unique distinction.