Movies with a Christmas theme or that take place during the Christmas holidays have been made since the advent of the cinema. Santa him (her?) self appears for the first time on screen in 1898, when George Albert Smith directed Santa Claus, an amazing and somewhat experimental 2 minute film about you-know-who! Since then, several hundred films relating to the holiday have been made, covering the entire spectrum of the holiday myths and traditions from musicals to bad families to Santa's conquering of the Martians! In this fun and informative presentation, film historian Jeff Berg will cover the history of holiday movies using clips from about a dozen films, known and unknown, including a clip from the only Christmas movie made in New Mexico, Miracle in the Wilderness, and maybe even a short piece from the rare Perry Como TV special, Christmas in New Mexico.