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For Immediate Release


Madison Donzis,  

Press Release

Friends of the Earth Releases Three Classic Christmas Movie Parody Trailers Calling Out Biden Administration’s Broken Promises Public Lands, Climate and Conservation

WATCH: “Biden Baby,” “A Christmas Barrel” and “A Wonderful Lie” Urge Biden to Keep Campaign Promises, End Massive Public Land Giveaways to Oil and Gas Companies

Parody Movie Trailers Will Air Across DC Today (Monday, 12/13) On Eight Video Trucks Blanketing Capitol Hill

Today, Friends of the Earth released three climate-change themed movie trailer parodies of classic Christmas movies, designed to call out the Biden Administration’s broken promises  to end all new leasing on public lands and waters and protect 30% of public lands by 2030. The movie trailers - “A Christmas Barrel,” “Biden Baby,” and “A Wonderful Lie” - parodies of “A Christmas Carol,” “Santa Baby” and “A Wonderful Life” urge President Biden to keep his campaign promises and end public land giveaways to oil and gas companies. 

So far this year, the Biden Administration has sacrificed a huge swath of America’s public lands to the oil and gas industry - posting more than 700,000 acres for possible auction in the first quarter of 2022 alone.


The three parody movie trailers, part of Friends of the Earth’s Biden’s Oily Christmas: 12 Days of Public Land Giveaways campaign, will air across Washington, DC on a series of eight mobile billboard trucks from 9am to 5pm today, December 13th.  

The action is the last day of the 12 day campaign with the previous eleven days featuring stunts, actions, protests and street theatre including: 

  • On the tenth and eleventh day of Biden’s Oily Christmas (12/10 and 12/11) - carolers sang climate changed themed songs outside the homes of Special Assistant to the President for Climate Policy David Hayes, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain calling for urgent action to live up to President Biden’s climate promises. 

  • On the eight and ninth days of Biden’s Oily Christmas (12/9 and 12/10) - carolers sang climate-changed themed carols outside the Old Executive Office building and distributed hot cocoa to passersby with marshmallows featuring the faces of Biden Administration officials who have failed to live up to President Biden’s climate promises. 

  • On the seventh day of Biden’s Oily Christmas (12/8) - activists dressed as “Santa Biden” delivered presents to the oil and gas industry lobbyists at the American Petroleum Institute. 

  • On the sixth day of Biden’s Oily Christmas (12/7) - activists released climate change and public lands movie posters for a second day around the headquarters of oil and gas lobbyists in DC.

  • On the fifth day of Biden’s Oily Christmas (12/6) - sidewalk messages appeared outside the White House and Department of Interior calling out President BIden’s oil and gas giveaways. The decal ads recalled verses from classic Christmas carols re-written to warn of climate catastrophe. 

  • On the fourth day of Biden’s Oily Christmas (12/5) - carolers distributed free hot cocoa to holiday shoppers in downtown DC and spread the word about Biden’s broken climate promises, as well as information on how to take action. 

  • On the third day of Biden’s Oily Christmas (12/4) - activists released a climate change and public lands themed movie poster, parodying classic Christmas movies, and posted those posters throughout DC. 

  • On the second day of Biden’s Oily Christmas (12/3) - activists called out the Biden Administration’s ongoing giveaways to oil and gas CEOs through a series of images projected on the Department of Interior Building in DC. 

  • On the first day of Biden’s Oily Christmas (12/2) - activists crashed the White House Christmas tree lighting ceremony spreading messagings of good tidings and climate doom.



“President Biden promised to be the first President of the United States to comprehensively address the growing climate crisis. But instead, his Interior Department failed to fully address climate in its recent report on oil and gas leasing and is plowing forward with new lease sales that wreck our public lands and exacerbate climate change - all while enriching Big Oil CEOs,” explained Nicole Ghio, Senior Fossil Fuels Program Manager at Friends of the Earth. “The Biden Administration deserves a lump of coal this Christmas for all its broken promises on climate and our nation’s public lands. This holiday season, we’re demanding urgent action to put the US back on track. It’s time for President Biden to live up to his promises to the American people, and that means halting all new oil and gas lease sales.” 


Friends of the Earth fights for a more healthy and just world. Together we speak truth to power and expose those who endanger the health of people and the planet for corporate profit. We organize to build long-term political power and campaign to change the rules of our economic and political systems that create injustice and destroy nature.

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