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Published On: Tue, Dec 2nd, 2014

‘Santa Claus’ to get roasted by Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars in ‘RiffTrax Live Santa Claus’

The popular stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are back again this week with RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus just in time to get fans in the holiday spirit.

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The odd 1959 film “Santa Claus” will be “Riffed” this week by the MST3K stars in a live event

Fathom Events, RiffTrax.com® and IGN are thrilled to bring Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) back to select cinemas nationwide for RiffTrax Live: Santa Clauson Thursday, December 4 LIVE at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00p.m. CT and tape-delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT/ 8:00 p.m. PT for a hilarious never-before-seen take on K. Gordon Murray’s “Santa Claus.”

“Just in time for Christmas, all your favorite characters are here: Santa, his reindeer, Merlin, the Devil himself and all his fellow devils, and of course a giant shirtless blacksmith. Merry Christmas?!” Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said.

From the strange and ridiculously colorful world of K. Gordon Murray comes the 1959 Holiday classic Santa Claus.  Made in Mexico and dubbed into glorious English, “Santa Claus” tells the story of Santa Claus, who lives in a big white castle above us in Geosynchronous Orbit and watches over us all in a way that would make the NSA jealous. It’s Christmas Eve, and on Earth poor little Lupita wishes for a doll.  Santa hears her wish and prepares for his yearly visit, helped by the heavily medicated Merlin the Wizard and Santa’s unintentionally creepy mechanical reindeer. Meanwhile, the Devil tries to foil Santa’s plans and sends his leotard-bedecked demon, Pitch, to turn the children against Santa and ruin Christmas. Tension mounts as Pitch endlessly plots to thwart Santa’s magical ride but his attempts are unsuccessful and Christmas is, of course, saved.

“It’s the season for giving and Rifftrax will be gifting loads of laughter this holiday season with their take on ‘Santa Claus,’” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of Fathom Events. “We can’t wait to see what Mike, Kevin and Bill have in store for this, their 14th title with Fathom!”

Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network.

For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

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