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Weekend Discussion Thread: Christmas Moments In Non-Christmas Movies

Smoothie of Great Power says:

A lot of MST3K episodes have very random Christmas moments inserted into them regardless of if the actual movie is about Christmas or not.
My personal favorite moment comes from TISCWSLABMUZ when Mike and the bots start singing Christmas carols along with the music in the first dance number.

38 Replies to “Weekend Discussion Thread: Christmas Moments In Non-Christmas Movies”

  1. mthead says:

    I enjoy Cameron Mitchell’s elegant portrayal of Father Christmas himself in the perennial holiday classic “Space Mutiny.”

       22 likes

  2. Johnny's nonchalance says:

    I don’t know if this helps, but “ho ho ho”

       11 likes

  3. Jose Chung says:

    “Merry Christmas Everybody. Let’s go the Haunted House.”

       19 likes

  4. Midwestern Tanuki says:

    “You said he could stay up till New Years and that means Christmas is over.”
    Night of the Blood Beast

       5 likes

  5. Green Switch says:

    One of my favorite riffs is Crow’s “It’s an Aztec Family Christmas!” from The Puma Man.

       5 likes

  6. Sitting Duck says:

    Another vote for the odd inclusion of Cowboy Santa in Girl in Gold Boots.

       6 likes

  7. MSTie says:

    In Secret Agent Super Dragon during the “top secret” meeting, the head honcho starts a sentence with “A little town…” but it sounds like “O little town…” so Joel and the ‘bots all say, in unison, “OF BETHLEHEM!”

       6 likes

  8. Jay says:

    Does the repeated renditions of “Wings of a Dove” in Boggy Creek II count? Maybe it was the clouds of blue smoke coming out of their boat motor that put me in a holiday mood.

       5 likes

  9. Dr. Erickson says:

    In ‘Red Zone Cuba,’ when Griffin, Cook and Landis are washing up, smoking and getting prepped to mine some tungsten, the bouncy little soundtrack music suggests “Sleigh Ride” so Mike starts singing it.

       8 likes

  10. In ‘Crash Of The Moons’, as John Banner, his wife and kid are leaving their home, Joel quips “But there was no room at the inn. Then Space Joseph and Mary took the infant to Space Bethlehem.”

       4 likes

  11. robot rump! says:

    let’s face it, ‘jack frost’ was Santa moonlighting.

       11 likes

  12. rose from nj says:

    Wasn’t there some mention of reindeer skat in Puma Man?

       2 likes

  13. Kenneth Morgan says:

    During the enthusiastic opening song in “Operation Double 007”, Joel and the ‘bots briefly sing “Hurray for Santy Claus” in time with the music.

       5 likes

  14. Danzilla "Cornjob" McLargehuge, Student of Kaijuology says:

    Definitely Tom singing “Here Comes Santa Claus” during the credits of Worwilf… er, Werewolf. ;)

    Also, any episode (there are a few) where a character says “Do you see what I see?”, and one of the guys sings “A Star, A Star!”.

       17 likes

  15. Kansas says:

    When Ator is bombing the bad guys from his hang glider in Cave Dwellers. “Henry Kissinger says Merry Christmas”. Boom!

       9 likes

  16. Charlie says:

    “It’s a very special Joe Don Baker Christmas.”
    -Joel, “Mitchell”

       10 likes

  17. Nuveena says:

    Pumaman aliens travel in “Christmas ornaments of the gods.”

       10 likes

  18. Satoris says:

    I like the “Wassailing” in the opening for “The Touch of Satan”.

    “We are entitled to your credit card and pin number………”

    Always puts me in the mood for Christmas…..

    Hey, where’s Eric(the Grinch)J this post?

       9 likes

  19. Prime Minister Jm J. Bullock says:

    Santa is in Alphabet Antics, the short in Daddy-O

       1 likes

  20. jjk says:

    THE HUMAN DUPLICATORS/SROTACILPUD NAMUH had the spaceship that looked like a Christmas tree ornament from the 60’s

       84 likes

  21. rose from nj says:

    Does “I’m an icky elf” count?

       8 likes

  22. Cornjob says:

    “It’s Christmas on the Borg ship.” from Overdrawn at the Memory Bank

       6 likes

  23. Maggie says:

    It’s strange–I am watching TISCWSLABMUZ today (in the process of it) and noticed the Christmas song riffs especially.

    In general, I like it when older men are compared to Santa, and the scene in Devil Doll where Mike says Sally’s line from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”: “All I want is my fair share. All I want is what’s coming to me.” His rapid, flat delivery is hilarious, and although it’s my favorite Christmas special, I didn’t recognize the quote until I looked at the references. (In fact, I actually paused TISCWSLABMUZ to go see The Peanuts Movie with my family, quite an enjoyable film.)

       7 likes

  24. dub city says:

    Dictator for Life: Santa
    -Werewolf

       6 likes

  25. David Mello says:

    How about Wormy in Gunslinger singing to himself “Why Am I Such a Misfit?”, and of course “she thinks I’m cuuuddeee”. Both are from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

       4 likes

  26. XZB says:

    I remember mention of Adam Chance’s swim trunks getting the privilege of “gift wrapping a beautiful package” in Agent for Heuristic Analog Rental Meat

       2 likes

  27. Son of Peanut says:

    A Visit To Uncle Jim’s Farm, Crow sings along to the music – “Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say…”

    From Overdrawn at the Memory Bank – “It’s Christmas on the Borg ship.”

       5 likes

  28. Chuck says:

    I really like when Christmas shows up in the movie as a surprise. I love the sad Christmas tree in Martin Balsam’s house in “Mitchell” and the scene in “Girl In Gold Boots” where Tom sings along to the weird Christmas song in that movie.

       4 likes

  29. Droppo says:

    I love every Christmas/presents riff at John Saxon’s house in Mitchell.

       5 likes

  30. Gobi says:

    Satoris:
    I like the “Wassailing” in the opening for “The Touch of Satan”.

    “We are entitled to your credit card and pin number………”

    Always puts me in the mood for Christmas…..

    Hey, where’s Eric(the Grinch)J this post?

    Since EricJ has not contributed, allow me to say in his behalf: Mike Nelson is Beelzebub and all the people at Rifftrax are his soulless lackeys!

       5 likes

  31. Eric Smith says:

    Son of Peanut:
    A Visit To Uncle Jim’s Farm, Crow sings along to the music – “Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say…”

    This is the one I signed in to quote. Makes me laugh every time.

       1 likes

  32. Joseph Klemm says:

    Lonely Cowboy Santa and the “Christmas pageant” from Incredibly Strange Creatures are obvious choices.

    One that hasn’t been mentioned yet: at the beginning of Time Chasers, Crow singing a bit of “Sleigh Ride” after Mike does the “NFL on Fox” theme. Thanks to that, it’s hard to not hear that theme without singing, “Giddy up, Giddy up, Giddy up, Let’s go.”

       1 likes

  33. Abrabra Navelnite says:

    I know I’m a little late, but…

    The ‘Little Drummer Boy’ rump-pum-pum from ‘I Was a Teenage Werewolf’.

       1 likes

  34. EricJ says:

    Satoris:
    Hey, where’s Eric(the Grinch)J this post?

    Well…..Danzilla already beat me to the “Here Comes Santa Claus” and “Do you see what I see?” refs before I could get there, so… :-((

       1 likes

  35. Prime Minister Jm J. Bullock says:

    I’m a cantankerous old man… and I’m going to learn the true meaning of Christmas!
    -Master Ninja 1

       2 likes

  36. Brandon says:

    Maggie:
    It’s strange–I am watching TISCWSLABMUZ today (in the process of it) and noticed the Christmas song riffs especially.

    In general, I like it when older men are compared to Santa, and the scene in Devil Doll where Mike says Sally’s line from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”: “All I want is my fair share. All I want is what’s coming to me.” His rapid, flat delivery is hilarious, and although it’s my favorite Christmas special, I didn’t recognize the quote until I looked at the references. (In fact, I actually paused TISCWSLABMUZ to go see The Peanuts Movie with my family, quite an enjoyable film.)

    I second this. I love Mike’s delivery on that gag. I use it around the house, to my own great amusement.

       3 likes

  37. Prime Minister Jm J. Bullock says:

    Well, Merry Christmas anyway
    -the very beginning of ISCWSLABMUZ

       0 likes

  38. Steve Vil says:

    Mitchell took place at Christmas time so Christmas Mitchell comments don’t count.

       0 likes

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