I believe every live event that’s not an episode is supposed to have a short. So, we’ll definitely be getting three of them before the premiere of 1313. I think there’s a lot of potential for Holiday shorts. That’s not something the old MST3K ever tackled. I think it would be pretty fun.
Also, those three events HAVE to be 321, 521, and 1113. If they were anything else, I’d be shocked.
It never occurred to me, but now that you’ve all mentioned it: It would make sense those would be dedicated to the previous Christmas themed experiments and, since I usually also put those on myself around the same time, having the trio formally scheduled (with shorts, a pre-show and a post-show) is really neat.
And, much more fun, since it would be experienced with all of us.
I mean Die Hard might not be a movie about Christmas but it absolutely goes out its way to constantly remind you that it takes place at Christmas, even down to having literal Christmas music in the score itself.
Rare Exports is ostensibly a Christmas movie, even though it has loads of Pagan content. In fact, it’s essentially about the (literal and figurative) repackaging of terrifying Pagan traditions as friendly Christmas ones.