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I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« on: December 22, 2015, 02:05:28 PM »

http://www.rifftrax.com/i-believe-in-santa-claus

Ah, Christmas. The stockings are hung. The fire is roaring. Mom and dad have been abducted by an African warlord and their son forces a friend to board a plane to Finland to find them only to be kidnapped by an ogre who forces them into slavery. Chestnuts roasting. You know how it goes!

I Believe in Santa Claus starts with our hero, Simon, being locked in a closet by a cruel janitor. Perhaps he was trying to eat pudding without eating his meat, we’re not sure. Anyways, Simon is a bit of a whiner these days because both his parents have been kidnapped while on an aid mission to Africa. Where in Africa you might ask? “Just Africa!” the movie says, and yes, it’s going to be that kind of film.

Anyway, you’re probably way ahead of us, but yes, Santa Claus goes on a covert mission to rescue the hostages with the aid of a fairy princess and a couple of automatic weapon toting child soldiers. Kris Kringle nearly gets devoured by an alligator, Simon nearly gets devoured by the ogre, and there’s probably a scene on the cutting room floor where Blitzen nearly gets devoured by Comet and Cupid. Because yet again, it’s that kind of film.

Add in some of the most maddening Christmas earworms this side of “Dogs Barking Jingle Bells”, and you’ve got yourself a brand new RiffTrax Christmas classic that’s destined to join the ranks of Stinky the Skunk, Droppo, Accordion Wolf, The Small Tree of No Account, Lupita, the husky kid from Magic Christmas Tree, Rudolph’s foxy mama, Norman Spear Jr, and the Ice Cream Bunny himself. Stop all your crying business and join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for the madness that is I Believe in Santa Claus.



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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 02:11:14 PM »
Anybody know the original movie title?  I can't find it on IMDB with the title "I Believe in Santa Claus".
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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 02:13:46 PM »
Maybe they unearthed something so obscure it escaped the notice of IMDB?

EDIT: Or this looks like it: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182221/?ref_=fn_al_tt_7


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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 02:28:50 PM »
So Santa does not care about all of the other children that have been eaten by the ogre? The Ogre did actually eat the dog because it was not shown after.
Very weird movie


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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 02:31:02 PM »
The original French title "J'ai rencontré le Père Noël" actually translates in English as "I Met Father Christmas" but why should we have a title like that which is dreary in comparison to exciting titles like "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "I Believe in Santa Claus".
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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2015, 07:12:14 PM »
So. I'm 20-30 minutes into this thing.... a story comes out sooner or later, doesn't it?


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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2015, 03:20:39 PM »
Oof. This movie is actually more painful than the Ice Cream Bunny.
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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2015, 07:16:50 PM »
Any chance there is a Xmas discount code? Can't find one on FB or elsewhere and I'm having a hard time justifying to myself the 10 bucks for this at the moment since it's a tad shorter than usual. Then again I'd rather watch it than The Wizard.


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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2015, 07:26:14 PM »
There is, but it doesn't apply to this release.

SANTA will get you 10% off everything else.
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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2015, 10:36:50 AM »
Thanks, Grug. I've got a few to catch up on. It's either Alien Outlaw, The Wizard, or Stone Cold.
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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2015, 12:05:09 PM »
Thanks, Grug. I've got a few to catch up on. It's either Alien Outlaw, The Wizard, or Stone Cold.

Of those three, I would get The Wizard.


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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2015, 03:37:15 PM »
Thanks for the recommendation, CJ.


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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2015, 04:14:08 PM »
They are all great, but yeah, the Wizard is an instant classic!
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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2016, 01:59:05 PM »
Agreed. The Wizard was great


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Re: I Believe in Santa Claus - Now Available!
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2016, 08:05:15 AM »
If I hadn't just seen "Elves", I would've said this was one of the most messed-up Christmas movies I've seen.  But with some very funny riffing.
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