Year Without a Santa Claus

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As a child of the 60's and 70's, no christmas collection would be complete without "year without a santa claus". The "meisers" alone make it worth it. They just dont make christmas specials like they did back then...

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Absolute must!!

by Amy on 12/6/2001

As a child of the 60's and 70's, no christmas collection would be complete without "year without a santa claus". The "meisers" alone make it worth it. They just dont make christmas specials like they did back then... Read More

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One of the best holiday specials...

by MCO on 9/1/2005

I also grew up in the 60's and 70's and couldnt agree more with Amy's review. Although they are all worth seeing, this is my favorite of all the Rankin-Bass holiday classics. The "Misers" are hilarious. And, while not a traditional holiday story, it is a heartwarming tale with a message that I feel applies even more so today than when it was first released. Regardless, whether youve seen the other Rankin-Bass classics or not (i.e. Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer or Santa Claus is Coming to Town), you will certainly enjoy this film or at least get a good laugh from the Heat Miser/Snow Miser song. Read More

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Santa is feeling forgotten by the children of the world as christmas preparation begins. In order to save christmas, Mrs. Claus and two spirited elves set out to prove him wrong until the infamous heat-miser and cold-miser try to sidetrack them with their plans.


Studio Warner
SKU 40143099
UPC 012569053724
UPC 14 00012569053724
Format DVD
Rating NR
Family (General)
Stop-Motion Animation
Editors Note
Note Feeling exhausted and unappreciated by the children of the world, Santa Claus decides to take a year off from Christmas. Unable to rouse him from his sickbed, Mrs. Claus sends elves Jingle and Jangle and the reindeer Vixen to bring back proof that children still hold faith and admiration for Christmas. After narrowly escaping the clutches of villains Heat Miser and Snow Miser, the elves arrive in South Town, USA. There they are immediately ticketed by a policeman, and Vixen is thrown into an animal pound. When Santa Claus learns of their perils, he jumps from his bed and goes to the rescue. Posing as a human, the sickly Santa searches for Jingle, Jangle, and Vixen, and in his search he finds the best medicine of all, a generous family who still believes in the spirit of Christmas. ^Featuring the voices of Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, and the late great Dick Shawn, THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS is a poignant film that criticizes society's waning generosity for others. As the children of the world take the gift of giving for granted, it's up to the team of Rankin and Bass to show them what it would be like if Christmas ceased to exist.
Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin
Name Animated
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Cast & Crew
Shirley Booth - Voice
George S. Irving - Voice
Mickey Rooney - Voice
Dick Shawn - Voice
Jules Bass - Director
Arthur Rankin Jr. - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1974
Catalog ID 537
UPC 00012569053724
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 120 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
DVD, No Longer Produced
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