Traditionally on the first day of Christmas, one would receive a partridge in a pear tree, but Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network is doing something a little different this year. Instead of lords a leaping, geese a laying, or golden rings, they’ll be presenting ‘Kaiju Christmas’, over 48 hours of vintage giant monster movies featuring the King of the Monsters, Godzilla.
After the success of recent films like ‘Pacific Rim’ and Gareth Edwards’ remake of ‘Godzilla,’ acclaimed director Rodriguez and El Rey will celebrate the iconic Japanese fire-breathing monster starting on December 24th at 6:00pm with ‘Gojira’ and will end after over 48 hours of programming with ‘Godzilla vs. Biollante’. You can check out a TV spot for the monstrous marathon below, followed by the entire schedule of films:
Times: 12/24 at 6 PM, 10/25 at 2:15 AM, 12/26 at 10:15 AM
In the very first Godzilla film a 400-foot-tall mutant dinosaur called Gojira, awakened from the depths of the sea, becomes a rampaging nuclear nightmare, complete with glowing dorsal fins and fiery, radioactive breath. Crushing ships, villages, and buildings in his wake, Gojira marches toward Tokyo.
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”
Times: 12/24 at 8:15 PM, 12/25 at 4:30 PM, 12/26 at 4:30PM, 12/26 at 12:30 PM
American reporter Steve Martin witnesses a 400-foot amphibious monster, brought back to life by underwater nuclear testing, go on a rampage through Tokyo.
Times: 12/24 at 10:15 PM, 12/25 at 6:30 PM, 12/26 at 2:15 PM
A giant pterodactyl whose wings create massive, destructive winds as it flies by makes its way to Japan.
“Ghidorrah: The Three Headed Monster”
Times: 12/24 at 12:00 AM, 12/25 at 8:15 PM, 12/26 at 4:00 PM
The citizens of Tokyo are subjected to an ill-tempered atomic mutant: the triple-headed Ghidrah, who breathes electric volts in all directions.
“Godzilla Raids Again”
Times: 12/24 at 2:00 AM, 12/25 at 10:15 PM, 12/26 at 6:00 PM
Tsukioka and Kobayashi fly scout planes for a small fishing fleet, based in Osaka. A mechanical problem forces Kobayashi to set his plane down on remote Iwato island, and as he and Tsukioka are trying to make repairs, they are drawn to the sound of a horrendous conflagration and discover two enormous dinosaurs battling each other amid the snowy wastes of the island.
“Godzilla vs. Monster Zero”
Times: 12/24 at 3:45 AM, 12/25 at 12:00 AM, 12/26 at 7:45 PM
Following discovery of the mysterious Planet X in our solar system, a joint U.S./Japanese space exploratory mission is organized. The explorers discover aliens who claim their planet has been under constant attack from the powerful Monster Zero.
“Godzilla vs. Mothra”
Times: 12/25 at 6:00 AM, 12/26 at 2:15 AM, 12/26 at 10:00 PM
A battle royale between two of Japan’s most dangerous threats.
Times: 12/25 at 8:00 AM, 12/26 at 4:15 AM, 12/27 at 12:00 AM
A precocious little boy has real-life traumas including harassment by bullies and kidnapping by a gang of bank robbers. He escapes these dilemmas mainly by taking frequent naps, during which he dreams of journeys to Monster Island to partake in Godzilla’s exploits.
“Terror of Mechagodzilla”
Times: 12/25 at 9:45 AM, 12/26 at 6:00 AM, 12/27 at 1:45 AM
A race of malevolent aliens bent on world domination unleash the ultimate weapon of destruction on mankind, leaving them with no hope for survival but the power of the mighty Godzilla.
“Godzilla vs. Biollante”
Times: 12/25 at 11:45 AM, 12/26 at 7:45 AM, 12/27 at 3:30AM
After rising from his volcanic grave, Godzilla is threatened by a mutated rosebush.
Instead of ‘A Christmas Story’ or ‘Elf’, will you be tuning in to watch Kaiju Christmas on El Rey? Let us know in the comments below.