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Published On: Tue, Dec 9th, 2014

Rifftrax ‘Santa Claus’ delivers great laughs in time for the holidays

Santa Claus 1959 movie photo satan devil in pictureIf you missed the latest Rifftrax of the 1959 film Santa Claus, then you missed out on a wonderful night packed full of gags and laughs. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, best known for the cult favorite, Mystery Science Theater 3000, joined with Fathom Events to tear the K. Gordon Murray apart.

In typical MST3K fashion Santa’s bizarre behavior, the creepy animatronic reindeer and the presence of a demon prove to be the perfect fodder for a plethora of jokes which comes flying in rapid fire. The story is a strange twist on the devil using a creature named Pitch to thwart Santa’s delivery of presents.

The best part of the humor is that it is family friendly, with only a slight bit of edge, and can be enjoyed by all. Fathom’s presentation keeps you close to their expressions and engaged in the antics as they entertain.

Sadly, the film is so bad and strange that it’s easy to get distracted from the Rifftrax. Creepiness is at a category ten so don’t feel bad if you missed a crack or jab.

As always, the prelude of songs and jokes on screen captures the audience’s attention. Get a dose of Rifftrax for yourself by visiting their site: http://www.rifftrax.com/

Overall Rifftrax Live: Santa Claus receives 3 1/2 out of 5 stars

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