Sunday, December 20, 2020

Santa Claus: The Movie

What to our wandering eyes should appear? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a weird attempt at a Christmas franchise? We're trying to stay off the naughty list as we watch the 1985 yuletide family film Santa Claus: The Movie! Listen as we discuss how the film serves as a superhero origin story for Kris Kringle, explore the film's confused portrait of Christmas commercialism and capitalism, and decry the fat-shaming of Santa. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and bad Bane impersonations.

Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing.

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