MST3K Christmas/holiday traditions?

I marathon the Christmas episodes while I cook dinner, sort of like Turkey Day.

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I do like to watch the Xmas episodes around Xmas but out of respect for my husband I do it when he’s not around.

He’s not a Mistie like me, but he likes the show fine – he just finds both Santa Claus and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians to be unwatchably horrible.

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Im starting a new tradition.
To me, the new year doesn’t start til I’ve seen an MST3K live show at the beginning of the year.
So 2020 and 2021 never happened.

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I don’t know how this will change after Season 13, but after a post work nap on Christmas Eve I marathon the MST Christmas movies and the Rifftrax on the Star Wars Holiday Special into Christmas Day.

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I REALLY want to make my kids watch Santa Claus & Santa Claus Conquers the Martains. But, alas, I know they just wouldn’t be that into it. What could be a more perfect tradition?! …frizzle frazzin’ kids!

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It’s never a bad time to run Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, but it’s even better as a lead-in to Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas on Christmas Day

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I just watched Frost last night. Definitely a Christmas season tradition here.

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For the past dozen years, watching Stalag 17 has been a December tradition for us. We watch and riff it anew each year, often incorporating MST quotes. So, that’s kinda, sorta an MST3K thing if you squint at it.

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I’ve loved Emmet Otter since I was a kid. What a wonderful, beautifully done family movie. A true classic. I’m glad I’m not the only one still enjoying it

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Oh, the usual…

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And made right here in Virginia, home of the Quality Threat™.

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Definitely not alone in that. I got a pair of these, one for my brother and one for me.

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I’ve watched Santa Claus Conquers the Martians every single Xmas Eve since it aired, so this will be the checks notes 30th year? Holy geez.

I often wonder whatever happened to the woman whose letter Joel reads at the end of the episode. I need an update!

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For the past few years, I put together a Xmas Playlist of MST3K and RiffTrax Christmas Specific Riffs/Shorts, put it on ‘shuffle’ and let it run all day/night :blush:

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Same here… though I now sometimes substitute the Cinematic Titanic version, depending on which we’ve watched more recently. Typically we end up watching Santa Claus too, and now Fun in Balloonland, Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny and a few other Rifftrax shorts to extend the season of holiday cheer.

In terms of holiday traditions, usually my Shout Factory DVD set Tom Servo also doubles as a tree-topper. (It helps that being made out of durable plastic, he can take a tumble when one of the cats decided the silly humans left them a perfectly good jingly stepladder to get up on top of the bookcase) I feel a bit bad about having to drill a hole in Tom’s undersection to get him to sit on there, but it appears he doesn’t mind too much.

“I’m experiencing a sensation altogether new to me, and frankly, I love it!”

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Same. I love the CC original but CT is less drilled into my head.

Totally forgot about this one, until Facebook reminded me. From back in the day when we used to have “decorate your office door” contests at work. I won a $10 Starbucks gift card for this one, though I don’t think anybody “got” it.

I did another one vaguely based on The Crawling Eye and The Green Slime a couple of years earlier using garland for tentacles and one of those oversized Christmas baubles as the eye, with the theater seats down at the bottom. I’ll have to see if I can find a picture anywhere.

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You’ve also won my undying admiration. I’m currently scouting a good image of Crow’s head to put on one of those folding paper turkeys for Thanksgiving.

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:smiley:

That’s freaking awesome.