JFD670: Don't Open Till Christmas, ALF's Special Christmas, Siskel & Ebert's 1989 Holiday Gift Guide

The JFD crew is back for our final episode of the year, and as is tradition, it's our annual Christmas special, featuring Santa slashers, alien life forms and the hottest gifts of 1989! 

Up first, in jolly old England, someone is murdering anyone in a Santa suit around the holiday season in the sleazy slasher Don't Open Till Christmas from 1984.

Then, everyone's favorite TV alien, ALF, stars in a surprisingly depressing hour-long holiday episode that features dying children and suicidal Santas in ALF's Special Christmas from 1987. 

And finally, we travel back to the late 80's to see what tech gifts two film critics recommend for Christmas in Siskel and Ebert's 1989 Holiday Gift Guide.

All this plus the hottest films of 2023 that we have been catching up on, Christmas typewriter memories, the Snake Mountain microphone, Junk (voice)Mails, new splatter comedies, drive-in bumper stickers and so much more holiday cheer!


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