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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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Love Them Misers See more (31 total) »

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Directed by
Jules Bass 
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
 
Writing credits
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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
 
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Don Duga .... continuity
 

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51 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Shirley Booth's last filmed acting project.See more »
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Miscellaneous: During the "blue Christmas" song the little girl is writing the word blue Christmas with a crayon. As she writes the word Christmas, the letters appears to appear before she writes them.See more »
Quotes:
Heat Miser's Men:He's Mister Green Christmas. He's Mister Sun. He's Mister Heat Blister. He's Mister Hundred-and-One.
Heat Miser:They call me Heat Miser. Whatever I touch starts to melt in my clutch. I'm too much.
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Referenced in The Incredibles (2004)See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Love Them Misers, 8 December 2006
Author: evanston_dad from United States

I find this holiday made-for-T.V. movie to be one of the more charming of its kind, maybe because it's not as well known as "Rudolph" and "Frosty" and other holiday perennials.

In this one, Santa (voiced by Mickey Rooney, who also did Santa honors in "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town") decides he's had enough of Christmas and those who don't appreciate him and cancels the holiday. Mrs. Claus (voiced by Shirley Booth) decides it's up to her to prove to Santa how much everyone still loves and admires him, so she sends off two elves on an around-the-world fact-finding mission to compile evidence of a belief in Santa and what he stands for. From there, the plot goes all over the place and nothing makes a whole lot of sense, but it's all harmless enough. The film's biggest selling point, of course, are the miser brothers, Heat and Snow, who each get a showstopping burlesque number complete with mini back up singers. I wish these two had been given a Christmas movie of their own.

Grade: A-

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