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A true cult classic, 1964's Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is probably most famous for starring Pia Zadora as a young martian girl, who later became known as one of the worst actress in the world. Fitting, since this movie is generally regarded as one of the worst movies in the world…which pretty much makes is AWESOME.
I was enamored with this movie when I was a kid, because who can resist a movie about martians kidnapping Santa Claus to teach their little green children to have fun? Plus, the toy factory they put together to auto-make toys is fantastic.
Throw back some bloody marys or mimosas, and then head over to the EMP to see this for free on Christmas Eve at 1pm for some festive fun! (It's showing back-to-back until 3pm, and you'll be able to catch up if you miss anything. Trust me.)