Santa’s Cool Holiday Film Festival

We’re really excited about this one:  next month the Ritz East will host pop culture archivist Thomas W. Holland’s retro tribute to everyone’s favorite holiday.  Santa’s Cool Holiday Film Festival will feature a new digital restoration of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (a film best known as the screen debut of Pia Zadora from Voyage of the Rock Aliens fame [too obscure?]) accompanied by a bevy of vintage Christmas-themed shorts that include appearances by Howdy Doody, Ozzie and Harriet, and Lambchop.  The complete program will be screened four times:

Friday, December 9, 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 10, 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 10, 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 11, 1:00 PM

Kudos to Landmark and Holland Releasing for some creative programming.

Official site.

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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