The Flaming Lips’ Christmas on Mars (Film Stream)
by Steven Spoerl
With the advances of Redbox, Netflix, HuluPlus, HBO Go, and all of their brethren, YouTube has been the center of a licensing and copyright controversy on more than one occasion. That hasn’t stopped independently-minded artists and filmmakers from streaming their collaborations in full, often at their own expense, on the site. With Christmas right around the corner, The Flaming Lips have selected the site as a stronghold to stream their 2008 holiday non-class Christmas on Mars. The film itself is weird, abrasive, occasionally dark, and comes off as something akin to an impossibly wonderful but seriously flawed student film. Watch the Flips indulge their every filmic whim with Christmas on Mars in the full stream provided below.