Up 8,972 this week

Christmas on Earth (1963)
"Cocks and Cunts" (original title)

 -  Short | Documentary
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 64 users  
Reviews: 2 user

For all intents and purposes, "Christmas on Earth" is a performance art film about genital worshipping. At 29 minutes, Barbara Rubin has created the ultimate study on the celebratory and ... See full summary »


0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 186 titles
created 06 Mar 2012
a list of 2383 titles
created 09 Oct 2012
a list of 150 titles
created 29 Sep 2013
a list of 63 titles
created 8 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Christmas on Earth (1963)

Christmas on Earth (1963) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Christmas on Earth.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bad Fucking (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Harald Sicheritz
Stars: Natascha Berg, Wolfgang Böck, Martina Ebm
Fuck (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary on the expletive's origin, why it offends some people so deeply, and what can be gained from its use.

Director: Steve Anderson
Stars: Drew Carey, Billy Connolly, Bill Maher
Fuck Up (2012)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jack is pleased with himself. He has just decided to stop screwing anything with a pulse and cut back on his enthusiastic drug use. That same night his best friend Glenn crashes into a ... See full summary »

Director: Øystein Karlsen
Stars: Jon Øigarden, Tuva Novotny, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Nude Bowling Party (Video 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two teams, one consisting of two models and one of two dancers compete in a bowling contest. Since there are prizes both for the winning team and for the sexiest bowler, the four girls ... See full summary »

Director: J.L. Williams
Stars: Teresa Politi, Taryn Carter, Jacqueline Lovell
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Jack Smith
Stars: Francis Francine, Sheila Bick, Joel Markman


For all intents and purposes, "Christmas on Earth" is a performance art film about genital worshipping. At 29 minutes, Barbara Rubin has created the ultimate study on the celebratory and erotic nature of free-love. The film is tinted in various colors, hence the title, and finds various individuals engaging in sexual activity. Men with women, men with men, women with women, and several orgies throughout. Written by Ed Gonzalez <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Short | Documentary





Also Known As:

Christmas on Earth  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Warhol-era "Happening"
1 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Creating Christmas ON EARTH when only 18 years old, during the tail-end of Hayes Code sexual repression, and as a member of Andy Warhol's Factory, Rubin's film has earned its space in film history. Rubin originally wanted to title the film C**KS AND C**TS, which gives you a sense of the pure explicit nature Rubin sought to capture on film.

It is an art film with a 60s rock-and-roll and Motown soundtrack (no dialogue), intended to be viewed as a "happening," its accompaniment was originally performed live by the Velvet Underground.

The film seeks to create ambiguity by superimposing close-up images of male and female genitalia over images of a woman painted black, a relatively inactive orgy, and a pair of male lovers embracing and having sex.

It is explicit without always being sexual (yet always confrontational).

Technically it uses tinted frames (red and green used frequently), mixed in with black and white, and a sort of "picture in picture" effect via the dual projection presentation.

Visual motifs (as you would imagine in a dialogue-less art film) abound. "Mirroring" is used often, with the graphic presentation of a black-painted face with white made-up lips and eyes interchanged with the black painted female body with white breasts and stomach. Holes (aka orifices) are often layered in the shots, as to create a sense of ambiguity of what you are viewing.

Obviously, not a film for everyone. But if you like underground video, are curious about Warhol-era art, 60s culture, feminist film, or queer depictions, worth checking out if you can catch a screening.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Christmas on Earth (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page