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Writers:
William J. Keenan (teleplay)
Phyllis McGinley (novel)
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Release Date:
10 December 1974 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(26 articles)
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A Christmas Special that REALLY Rocks See more (31 total) »

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Directed by
Jules Bass 
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William J. Keenan  teleplay (as William Keenan)
Phyllis McGinley  novel

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
Maury Laws 
 
Production Design by
Paul Coker Jr. 
 
Production Management
Ichirô Komuro .... production supervisor
Akikazu Kôno .... production supervisor
 
Sound Department
John Curcio .... sound
Don Hahn .... sound
Bob Elder .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jules Bass .... lyricist
 
Other crew
Don Duga .... continuity
 

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51 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Shirley Booth's last filmed acting project.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the scene where Heatmiser eats two pieces of fire, a fishing line used to suspend the second piece of fire he eats is clearly visible.See more »
Quotes:
Santa Claus:All right. What are you up to?
Mrs. Santa:Up to? Do I look like I'm up to something?
Santa Claus:No, you don't look like you're up to something, but whenever you look like you're not up to ANYTHING, you're up to something.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sleigh RideSee more »

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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A Christmas Special that REALLY Rocks, 2 December 2001
Author: anitatanky

I admit it!!! I am one of those grown ups (a Generation Xer to be exact)who has never really fully grown up-at least not when it comes to watching Christmas Specials like this one. I have this on DVD now and plan to collect all the Rankin Bass Specials in addition to the Charlie Brown Holiday specials.

A Year Without a Santa Claus is just great. You can't beat it in my opinion. I agree with all the other comments that the Miser Brothers are the highlight of the special and should be mentioned whenever this special is marketed. But unlike some of the other comments, I liked the ENTIRE story. Another person who commented, Oldra, seems to hit the nail on the head about the song "So You Don't Believe in Santa Claus". Call me silly, but my eyes get just a "little wet" whenever Ignatious's Father and Mr. "Clouse" start singing to him about the existence of Santa Claus. Even though in real life, a man does not come down chimneys in a red suit to deliver presents, the symbolism of what Santa stands for what the song is trying to convey-and it does a very good job in my opinion!!! To quote the song, "Just believe in Santa Claus, like you believe in Love, and just believe in Santa Claus, and everything he does". Happy Holidays and beyond!

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