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

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Cast

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Victor Stiles ...
Donna Conforti ...
Chris Month ...
Bomar
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Girmar
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Momar
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Chochem / Von Green
Ivor Bodin ...
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Storyline

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 <srm12@ksu.ksu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Blast off for Mars... with Santa and a pair of Earth kids! Blast off for Mars... with Santa and a pair of Earth kids! Science-Fun-Fiction at its height! See more »

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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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Trivia

The first documented appearance of Mrs. Claus in a film. See more »

Goofs

Most of the newspapers that flash by say nothing about Santa being kidnapped. Some are merely foreign language papers. See more »

Quotes

[after being asked if he is going to use a rocket sleigh]
Santa Claus: No siree! We're going out the good ol' fashioned way. Prancer and Dancer and Donder and Blitzen, and Vixen and Nixon... oh, consarnit I get those names mixed up, but the KIDS know their names.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits start with "Merry Christmas", before going on to display the cast and then the lyrics to the title song. See more »


Soundtracks

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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