CHRISTMAS EVE WITH UNCLE PETE, SANTA, AND THE DEVIL – NOW THAT’S A PARTY!!!
Saturday is not only the night for another installment of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, but it’s also Christmas Eve! So make this another Christmas to remember by joining UNCLE PETE and his trusty sidekick OXNARD for the second half of our annual Christmas tradition – the 1959 classic – SANTA CLAUS. Made entirely in Mexico (the obvious place to make a movie about Santa Claus), this cinematic gem reveals some of the previously unknown secrets of Santa’s workshop and how he manages that annual trip bringing joy to all the world’s good girls and boys.
But the devil doesn’t like Christmas and joy so he sends Pitch, one of his henchmen, to foul up things for Santa. It’s a battle of good versus evil with some science, a little magic and a good dose of fun in UNCLE PETE’s favorite Santa Claus movie. Made in 1959 (a good year) and released in the U.S.A. a few years later, it’s SANTA CLAUS.
Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE and OXNARD are completing some experiments and observing a few DARK VAULT Christmas traditions at a remote research facility. Then it’s back to the DARK VAULT for the annual Boiler Room Christmas Party. Except, the research facility is so remote that UNCLE PETE isn’t sure how to get back there. So it’s up to the miraculous, infallible sniffer of the mighty OXNARD to lead them home and to the party. Along the way, UNCLE PETE digs up the first Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer cartoon, some slick singing sisters performing Winter Wonderland, a Christmas short with Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney and several other Christmas shorts and great toy commercials (including one for Gaylord, the niftiest mechanical hound dog ever!). There’s even some vintage footage of UNCLE PETE’s family (including his Mom, Dad, and brother) whooping it up in a Christmas of long ago .
So join UNCLE PETE and his best friend OXNARD (in what has become her farewell appearance in a DARK VAULT episode) this Saturday night, December 24, 2016 from 10PM to midnight on Binghamton’s channel 4, Sayre/Montrose, PA’s channel 17, Utica/Rome and Elmira/Hornell/Corning on channel 99 and on channel 30 in the north country (Ogdensburg/Watertown/Malone/Massena/Champlain) with replays at midnight and 2AM. Wait up for Santa all Christmas Eve night with UNCLE PETE and THE DARK VAULT CHRISTMAS SPECIAL – II, featuring SANTA CLAUS. It’s the second half of our special gift to you from UNCLE PETE and OXNARD and everyone in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!
And as a special Christmas treat, Beta Max TV (on the ROKU system) will also be showing Santa Claus starting Saturday night at 7PM. It’s Santa all night this Saturday with THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!