Gojira (1954)

Providing the ponderous, skyscraper-scaled thrashing—not to mention the warm holiday cheer of a blast of nuclear fire—that The War On Christmas has so long and sorely lacked, the El Rey network has announced the return of its now-annual Kaiju Christmas marathon. Kicking off on December 24, the Godzilla-heavy smash-a-thon will run for 96 hours over the holiday, taking viewers all the way from the original 1954 Gojira to 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars (and back again, because there are, unsurprisingly, some repeats in this four-day long tribute to the enduring spirit and poor real-estate choices of the people of Tokyo).

Not unlike El Rey’s recent Thanskgiving Day marathon of kung fu flicks, this latest celebration of the Kaijuish faith seems like a pretty great way to hide from your monster-averse relatives over the holiday season. After all, nothing distracts from the passive-aggressive spectacle of Aunt Judy sniffing at your Uncle Roger’s taste in clothes, women, and holiday gift wrapping like the sight of a rubber-suited allegory for nuclear war punching a city-destroying moth in its giant, fuzzy face.

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Here’s the lineup for the marathon, courtesy of El Rey:

Thursday, December 24:

6:00 AM ET/PT: “Gojira

8:15 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

9:45 AM ET/PT: “Rodan

11:45 AM ET/PT: “Ghidorrah: The Three-Headed Monster

1:15 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Raids Again

3:00 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero

5:00 PM ET/PT: “Mothra Vs. Godzilla

7:00 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla’s Revenge

8:30 PM ET/PT: “Terror Of Mechagodzilla

10:30 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II

1:00 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Mothra

3:30 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla

Friday, December 25:

6:00 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah

8:15 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah

10:30 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

12:30 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy

2:45 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla, Mothra, And King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

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5:00 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

7:00 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla: Final Wars

9:45 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

11:30 PM ET/PT: “Ghidorrah: The Three-Headed Monster

1:30 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla Raids Again

3:15 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla: Final Wars

Saturday, December 26:

6:00 AM ET/PT: “Mothra Vs. Godzilla

8:00 AM ET/PT: “Terror Of Mechagodzilla

10:00 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II

12:30 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

2:30 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Mothra

4:30 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla

7:00 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah

9:15 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah

11:30 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

1:30 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy

3:45 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla, Mothra, And King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

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Sunday, December 27:

6:00 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

8:00 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla: Final Wars

10:45 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

12:30 PM ET/PT: “Ghidorrah: The Three-Headed Monster

2:30 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy

4:45 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II

7:15 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Mothra

9:15 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla

11:45 PM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah

2:00 AM ET/PT: “Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah

4:15 AM ET/PT: “Rodan

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