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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

SCI-FI Christmas in July--streaming suggestions

 Doctor Who

Looking forward to next month, we're going to celebrate Christmas in July by sharing our favorite science fiction Christmas programs.  Click HERE to see those details again.  Thanks to everyone who has already claimed their movie, episode or TV special.  But there is still plenty of room for others to join in--and many, many programs left to write about.  Some people have asked me about where they can easily re-watch these programs--and of course,  I can help by making suggestions.  Your own local library is probably the best (and free!) resource for DVDs of TV shows.  But if you already subscribe to Netflix, this is an amazing resource as well.  Nearly EVERYTHING I've suggested for sci-fi entertainments is available on Netflix.  Ask me if you can't find access to something you're looking to write about.

Doing a quick search, I found the following sci-fi programs--with Christmas episodes--currently streaming on Netflix:

original Twilight Zone
Amazing Stories
Eureka (1st xmas episode)
Warehouse 13 (1st xmas episode)
Doctor Who
movie Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
the Dead Zone
Power Rangers Samurai Christmas Special
The Troop (kid's series on Nickelodeon)
Tripping the Rift

And there are tons more available on disc at Netflix.  Don't overlook Hulu and Youtube as a resource as well.  Again, feel free to ask me if you can't find something.  If you'd like to join in on the fun but aren't quite sure what to write about--I'll be glad to suggest an especially interesting program.  I want to include everyone who wants to join in.   Good luck!

Looking for an excuse to re-watch the Star Wars Holiday Special?  here ya go.


  1. Hi! :) I'd love to do a review for a Doctor Who Christmas special. My father is Caffeinated Joe, and he thought that I'd love to do this, and he was right; I would! Let me know if you'd like me for this project. :)

    1. Thanks for offering Nicole. I'd love for you to write about one of the Doctor Who Christmas specials--which one would you like? 2011's is already taken. When you have a preference, let me know :)

    2. I'm going to do Season 2, Episode 1, the episode "The Christmas Invasion". Thanks! :)

  2. Hi Joanna!

    Been wracking my brain as to which to choose. I think I will go with MST3K: Santa Claus, if it hasn't already been chosen.

    Let me know and I will make sure to have a post for you by July!

    Great that you are doing this again. My daughter, a Doctor Who fan and a great writer in her own right, is anxious to do this, as well!

    1. Joe--
      MST3K: Santa Claus is good. Maybe focus on the sci-fi elements. MST3K: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians may be better. But it's your choice and either is good. Let me know whichever you choose.

    2. Joanna -

      Sure, I can do that one, instead. Fine with me! Will get it to you before July 1st! Hope you get a lot more submissions!

    3. Thanks so much for participating! MST3K: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is yours. I'm looking forward to reading it :)