Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
|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.|
Editor's NoteFeeling 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.
Cast & Crew
|Shirley Booth - Voice|
|George S. Irving - Voice|
|Mickey Rooney - Voice|
|Dick Shawn - Voice|
|Jules Bass - Director|
|Arthur Rankin Jr. - Director|
Customer Reviews of Year Without a Santa Claus
It was ok...so that's what the kids say.12/21/2007
I bought this item on sale for the kids to watch on our xmas road trip. Honestly, there are some good parts and some dull parts. It's a good deal if you're looking for a stocking stuffer.
I have been trying to find this movie to purchase for all my adult life. I finally found and bought it through ya'll. Thank you! I then went to Walmart a few days later and what do you suppose is sitting there on the shelf???????? Yep! Year Without A Santa Claus! But I do LOVE the move! Merry Christmas and God Bless! Vivian Jones
3 Movies for the Price of 112/3/2007
I bought this for the kids and we were so surprised when we received it and there are 3 movies on this DVD! Besides "The Year Without a Santa Claus", it also includes "Nester the Long Earred Donkey" and "Rudolphs Shiny New Year". This was not told in the product description. What a bonus and all for six bucks! We will enjoy these classics from my childhood! These movies are fun and bring back that true Christmas feeling. Enjoy!
One of the best holiday specials...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.
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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