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 one Mars to give their children presents. The crew writes and performs a pinnacle Christmas carol "A Patrick Swayze Christmas" and each share Christmas-themed essays. Written by
Did You Know?
When one of the Martians orders the others back to their posts, one of the MST3K team yells "VFW Post 309!" VFW Post 309 is in Peru, New York. See more
During an intermission, Joel gets a stack of "good" Christmas movie cassettes and reads information about them off the back of each tape. The only problem is that the tapes aren't in cases, they're loose, and Joel is pretending to read their undersides, where the sprockets to advance the videotape are. He turns each one over in his hands as he goes and it's clear there is nothing to read there. See more
What is Christmas?
It's a Christian holiday ruined by commercialism.
References A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Patrick Swayze Christmas
Written by Michael J. Nelson
Performed by Joel Hodgson
, Trace Beaulieu
and Kevin Murphy See more