I have a faint memory of catching this Quebec made Christmas movie from the early 70s. Its a bit of a creepy forerunner to E.T.
The Christmas Martian (1971) is a French Canadian Christmas movie for children. The plot was sort of fuzzy until I stumbled across this movie clip (nice work narrator) on YouTube.
The synopsis goes something like this: The martian comes to a small town in Quebec and becomes friends with the town children. He gives them Smarties to get the children into his spacecraft. This alarms the parents and they decide to kill the alien. The alien wins them over and they have a great big Christmas party.
Sounds quite festive, doesn’t it?