SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS, SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS US 1964 JOHN CALL as Santa Claus Date 1964, Photo by: Mary Evans/Ronald Grant/Everett Collection

The Film Detective (TFD), a media streaming network and film archive that restores classic films for today’s cord-cutters, is making it the most wonderful time of the year for classic film and television fans.

The Film Detective invites viewers to cross “streaming service” off their holiday wishlist with an entire year’s subscription to The Film Detective, available for only $29.99 starting Black Friday. Offered November 29 through December 1, The Film Detective’s Black Friday Special knocks $5.00 off its regular yearly price of $34.99, usable across iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, web, and Apple TV. For the entire year, subscribers gain access to TFD’s extensive library of over 1,300 titles, exclusive subscriber-only content, and new monthly titles. At barely the price of a cup of coffee, totalling $2.50 per month, The Film Detective is excited to offer this holiday treat for movie aficionados who enjoy old-school film and television at old-school prices.

The Film Detective’s holiday spirit will last long after Black Friday, kicking off its third annual 25 Days of Christmas Classics on December 1. Available on Sling, STIRR, and DistroTV, TFD’s timeless favorites and never-before-shown episodes will make the season merry and bright each night at 7:00 p.m. EST. Such classics as a new HD restoration of Beyond Tomorrow (1940), the holiday tale of three ghosts trying to bring a young couple together, joins the line-up. The movie features silent film star Harry Carey and Jean Parker, who fans may remember as Beth from Little Women (1933). TFD’s holiday title range from heartwarming to eclectic cult classics, as with lesser-known gems like Mickey Rooney’s Home for Christmas (1990) and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964). These films will receive a special spotlight on Christmas Eve, with 24 hours of festival flicks for fans to enjoy while waiting for a visit from Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.

On Christmas Day, TFD is bringing nostalgic Christmas cheer with 24 hours of classic television. Holiday episodes from Burns and Allen (1950-1958), The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971), Petticoat Junction (1963-1970), The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-1966), and more will make a debut in the Christmas lineup. Whether fans grew up enjoying these specials or are watching for the first time, it will be a “Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!”

For the Film Detective’s 25 Days of Christmas Classics schedule, visit

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