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Cinematic Santas - The Least Convincing And Naughtiest Santas on Film
The Quietus , December 18th, 2008 09:51

In the spirit of humbuggery, The Quietus looks at some of the worst excuses for Santa ever to disgrace the silver screen, and provides Top Trumps-style stats on their performance. Whether they're slightly implausible or just plain evil, this bunch is a disgrace to the ruddy uniform.


Christmas on Mars - Suicidal Santa
This is exactly what you would imagine a Flaming Lips feature film to be like. It is preposterous, beautiful, funny, as profound as it is dumb and quite, quite disorientating. It requires massive suspension of disbelief and is held together with gaffa tape. The film sees the core band members (plus significant others and the extended family) playing the demoralized staff of a remote and dilapidated scientific base on Mars. The isolation on the far flung outpost is proving too much for some of the astronauts and Ed Fifteen (Coyne's brother Kenny) commits suicide by running out of an airlock wearing a Santa costume instead of a spacesuit. Then it starts to get weird...

Click here to read John Doran's full review of Christmas on Mars.

Mental Stability: 0/10
Ability to survive in a vacuum: 0/10
Minutes spent alive on screen: 2