EP 441 – Story #2 – You are Francine Ellis, a kindly middle-aged woman.

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You are Francine Ellis, a kindly middle-aged woman. You have just subscribed to the Super Ultimate Hallmark Holiday Package Deluxe! It gives you access to all your favorite holiday movies, as well as everyone else's. The extensive library includes films made for children, dogs, serial killers, and even aliens! You look at the 10 most popular and exotic holiday movies.

The first is Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964). This movie features an evil Martian who wants to destroy Christmas by killing Santa Claus, but he will need help from a group of mischievous boys to defeat him.

You assemble your mischievous boys and they include:
 Dennis the Menace, Scooby Doo, Flintstones, Donald Duck, Spiderman, Woody Woodpecker, Tom & Jerry, and Bugs Bunny.
The second is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964).

You ignore the recommended list when a certain Christmas movie catches your eye:
 The Man Who Lived (1958), starring Fredric March and Audrey Hepburn. You watch it with your mischievous boys.
"I'm not going to be the last man on Earth," says one of them.

You are immediately annoyed with the mischievous boys talking throughout the movie.  You attempt to return the boys to the Santa Movie you pulled them out of the TV from, but you find they aren't going anywhere.

They're glued to the screen.
The movie stars Fredric March as Dr. David Bowman, an astronaut aboard the spaceship Discovery. He has been sent into space to investigate an unidentified object that may or may not be extraterrestrial.

You watch intently as Dr. David Bowman walks out of the television wearing a space suit with sci-fi space gun in hand.

You gasp. "He's a real astronaut!"
"Whoa! He looks like he can handle himself!" exclaims one of the boys.
"And he's got a cool ray gun!"

Dr David Bowman points the ray gun at one of the boys and fires.
 The boy screams.
"No! Not me!"
The other boys scream too.
"No! No! No!"
You stare wide eyed at the screen. "Did I miss something?"

As you are being taken away by the police to the Loony Bin, you ask, "What is going to happen to the boys?"

"Well," says the nurse, "they'll probably get sent to a foster home."
"Oh no! Please don't send us away!"
"Don't worry, we won't let them take you away.

You snatch an umbrella and grab the children and fly away into the sunset like Mary Poppins.

You arrive at your new home where you are greeted by your friendly neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
"Welcome back, Francine," say Mr. and Mrs. Claus. "It's good to see you again."