The Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (also titled Santa Claus Defeats the Aliens) is a 1964 science fiction film that regularly appears on lists of the worst films ever made. It is regularly featured in the "bottom 100" list on the Internet Movie Database, and was also featured in an episode of the 1986 syndicated series, the Canned Film Festival. It was directed by Nicholas Webster, and it stars John Call as Santa Claus. It also includes an 8-year-old Pia Zadora playing the role of one of the Martian children.
The film took on newfound fame in the '90s after being featured on an episode of the comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000. It became a holiday staple on the Comedy Central cable channel in the years following its 1991 premiere, helping it become one of the series' most popular episodes. It has since found new life again in the 2000s having been riffed by Cinematic Titanic, which includes five former cast members from MST3K, as of November 2008.
The film recently passed into the public domain, making it legal for it to be posted online or broadcast in its entirety without licensing charges.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is in the public domain and can be downloaded here for free: http://www.archive.org/details/santa_claus_conquers_the_martians
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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians este un film SF american din 1964 regizat de Nicholas Webster...