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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

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The Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chris Month ...
Leila Martin ...
Charles Renn ...
James Cahill ...
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Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars. Written by <>

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Santa Kidnapped by the Martians! Out-of-this-world fun 'n' two Earth Kids are whisked away with him to Mars! See more »


Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi


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14 November 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Santa Claus Defeats the Aliens  »

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$200,000 (estimated)

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The Martian guns are actually painted Whammo Air Blasters. See more »


When Stobo looks in on the toy fight, the popping sounds and flying projectiles suddenly stop. The film was stopped to put the ball in his mouth. See more »


Kimar: Chochem! Chochem! Are you here? Ancient one of Mars, I call upon you.
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The end credits start with "Merry Christmas", before going on to display the cast and then the lyrics to the title song. See more »


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Hooray For Santy Claus
Written by Roy Alfred & Milton Delugg
Performed Pia Zadora
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Santa Conquers ALL
9 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Every year on Christmas Eve me and my friend exchange strange gifts with each other. Last Christmas I gave him a bike with no wheels and he gave me a video which his grand-dad gave to him once upon a time. The video was called, "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians", I instantly thought "omdays I so have to watch this!", and I did. I was hooked. SANTA VS. ET = $$$. This movie would be the wet dream for any movie watching fanboy, as I reiterate, this is SANTA VS MARTIANS for God sake! How can you NOT want to watch this and NOT like it?

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is a brilliant film made for the brilliant mind. Simple brains can't comprehend the beauty and raw voice that it embodies. People who say "I don't get it" or "it was boring" just wouldn't know a good film if it came and whacked them upside the a**.

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