Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1271

KEANU AND DREW: A song from the 1986 classic Babes in Toyland.

TERRIBLE: Presenting part one of what is universally regarded as the worst movie ever made, Santa Claus Conquers The Martians.

‘THAT’S A CHRISTMAS PRESENT': Better Off Dead translates strange American customs.

TWO SIMPLE WORDS: May your holiday be less stressful than John McClane’s.

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  1. says

    Back in the 60’s I got the 45 rpm record (that’s an audio storage medium, kids) of the theme song from Santa Claus Conquers the Martians at a school rummage sale. It was priced at 10 cents, but nobody bought it and they were going to throw it out so I got it for free. Now it’s worth $50 bucks or so on eBay, but I think my brother destroyed it.

  2. Randy says

    I’ve seen Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (on TCM) and I agree it’s pretty bad. But it’s not the worst.

    Even among holiday specials, Christmas Comes to PacLand is worse.

    Among films more generally (including shorts, videos, and TV movies) I offer: The Mangler 2, Fire Serpent, Madea’s Class Reunion, The Killer Eye (a David DeCoteau film), Jaws: The Revenge, Boys Beware (one we should be familiar with here), and Cybermaster.

  3. Bill Michael says

    Awww, “Better Off Dead” was such a gem. I laughed myself silly. Yes, I rmember Santa Clause and the Martians. As a little boy, I thought some of the Martians were “hot”.

  4. says

    Did the same guy who just wrote, “…regarded as the worst movie ever made, Santa Claus Conquers The Martians….” also write, “… the 1986 classic Babes in Toyland”? CLASSIC? Too much eggnog this Christmas morning?

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