Bring your children to the Ringling House Bed & Breakfast for a Christmas Carol sing-a-long with Campfire Kevin and enjoy our Movies in the Parlor series!
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is a 1964 science fiction comedy film that regularly appears on lists of the worst films ever made. It is regularly featured in the “bottom 100” list on the Internet Movie Database, and was featured in an episode of the 1986 syndicated series, the Canned Film Festival. It was directed by Nicholas Webster, and it stars John Call as Santa Claus. It also includes an 8-year-old Pia Zadora playing the role of one of the Martian children and also marks the first documented appearance of Mrs. Claus in a motion picture (Doris Rich plays the role), coming three weeks before the TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer also featured the character.
Remember the Martian craze? Martian ruler Kimar (Leonard Hicks) is upset that the children of Mars are lazy and under the influence of too much pop culture from Earth. They are obsessed with the planet’s television programs and don’t want to do much of anything. In an attempt to get the kids peppy again, Kimar orders the kidnapping of Santa Claus (John Call), hoping that the jolly old toymaker will know how to cheer the children up again. But two Earth children are also nabbed, and this complicates things for Kimar.
This is a kid friendly event! Campfire Kevin will be playing the guitar and entertaining us with a Christmas Carol sing-a-long for kids. Refreshments, snacks and christmas cookies will be served. Children 12 and under are free. Cost for adults is $10.00 in advance, and $12.00 at the door. Seating is limited, call now to reserve your spot 608-356-4229, or order your tickets online!