Martians should be very cross with us Earthlings. First, we send that probe up there to dig holes in their planet in a vain search for signs of intelligent life in the universe. Now Warners has cast Mars' most famous denizen in a film beneath his talents. Marvin the Martian, whose regulator demodulator pistol and other big guns failed to cause an "earth-shattering ka-boom" in several Chuck Jones Looney Tunes, will try his hand at destroying Earth by actually coming here. Variety describes the pitch as "a Christmas story, with Marvin coming to Earth to destroy Christmas but being prevented from doing so when he's trapped in a gift box." Sounds like somebody needs to aim a rip-off demodulator pistol at this plot. Angry green creature wants to stop Christmas from coming? Sounds like that story by Dr. Seuss, the guy who once wrote Warners' WWII-era Private Snafu cartoons.