Joel and the Bots take on the infamous Christmas classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) in which a group of martians kidnap Santa Claus because they have no one on Mars to give their children presents. The crew writes and performs a pinnacle Christmas carol "A Patrick Swayze Christmas" and each member shares a Christmas-themed essay. Written by
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[Tom's poem, "A Child's Christmas in Space"
It's quiet in the cold of our own little orbit, starless and Bible black. And as I look down on the big blue beam we would call home I think it so near, yet... oh, I wish on that star and I hope that in a little snow-covered house with a warm hearth and a loving family, maybe some kid is looking up tonight and wishing upon us. Oh, and how I hope sweet Santa will fly by tonight because if he does I'm gonna reach right out and hug that big guy. Oh, for ...
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References Soul Train
A Patrick Swayze Christmas
Written by Michael J. Nelson
Performed by Joel Hodgson
(uncredited), Trace Beaulieu
(uncredited) and Kevin Murphy
(uncredited) See more