Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus

Despite being a nerd, and being from a family of nerds, and being married to a nerd, Erica had never seen more than a few minutes of Mystery Science Theater 3000. So for Christmas, I decided we needed to watch an MST3K. Now, of course the right MST3K to watch on Christmas is Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. But that's not on Netflix Instant, and so out of reach on a holiday whim. But Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus is. Oy, what an introduction. Santa Claus, a Mexican children's movie where Santa has to fight a devil, is a terrible, terrible, mind-numbingly terrible movie. The riffing is good, but the the essential badness of the underlying movie seeps through. We had to take a couple breaks just to remember that there are good things in the world, lest the despair at the horribleness of the movie overtake all hope.

FuzzyCo grade: B+