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The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Animation, Family, Fantasy  |  10 December 1974 (USA)
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When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Mrs. Santa (voice)
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Santa Claus (voice)
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Snow Miser (voice)
George S. Irving ...
Heat Miser (voice)
Bob McFadden ...
Jingle Bells (voice)
Rhoda Mann ...
Mother Nature (voice)
Bradley Bolke ...
Jangle Bells (voice)
Ron Marshall ...
Colin Duffy ...
Christine Winter ...
The Wee Winter Singers ...
Chorus (voice)
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Storyline

Mrs. Claus tells us about the time Santa had a bad cold and decided to take a vacation from Christmas. Two of his elves, Jingle Bells and Jangle Bells decided to go out (with Vixen) to find children to convince Santa that the Christmas spirit is still important to everybody else. But they have to get past Heat Miser and Snow Miser, first, before they land in Southtown, USA, where it never snows for Christmas. But the Miser Brothers can't agree to let it snow in Southtown. But Mrs. Santa knows their mom--Mother Nature. Written by Kathy Li

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Unrated

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10 December 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mikulás szabadságon  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shirley Booth's last filmed acting project. See more »

Goofs

When the Miser brothers are visiting Mother Nature she tells Snow Miser to allow snow to fall in Southtown and Heat Miser to allow a warm day at the North Pole. It should have been the other way around. See more »

Quotes

Snow Miser: Don't be such a stranger. Come around with your husband, we'll have a blizzard. Ha ha ha ha.
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Connections

Follows Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970) See more »

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Heat Miser
Performed by George S. Irving
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oh yeah!!
16 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this one as a kid; and its right-CBS had all the best Christmas specials in the '70s-Rankin Bass' in particular. Who can not like this one-Santa takes a holiday, Heat Miser and Freeze Miser, 'Blue Christmas' being done with some oomph for a change....

A certified must-see if you saw this as a kid or want your kids to see it . *** outta ****, it still works today.


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