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The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  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 Jingle, Jangle and Vixen arrive in Southtown they approach a woman to ask her if she has any Christmas spirit. Southtown is a warm weather town 365 days a year, yet the woman is dressed for cold weather wearing a hat, a full length coat and has her hands in a muff (Which turns out to be a live cat!). 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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Soundtracks

I Believe in Santa Claus
Performed by Mickey Rooney and Ron Marshall
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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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