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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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This is it - Heat Miser and Snow Miser!! 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:
This is the 2nd Rankin/Bass Christmas special where Mickey Rooney voiced Santa Clause. The first being Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970) (TV).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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:
Heat Miser:Well, well, Mrs. Claus. How's your husband doing? Out doing another commercial for my brother?
Mrs. Santa:Oh come now. You know he's not on your brother's payroll.
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Soundtrack:
Snow Right Here in DixieSee more »

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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
This is it - Heat Miser and Snow Miser!!, 12 December 1998
Author: anonymous from New Haven, Connecticut

Almost everyone who was a child in the US during the early to mid-70s seems to remember that Christmas special with Heat Miser and Snow Miser, but no one can remember the title, or much else about the show. After finally tracking it down and watching it again after all these years, I can understand why. The non-Miser Brothers parts don't hold up so well for this adult, at least. I guess the thought of a sulky, depressed Santa isn't as dramatic as it seemed when I was five. However, my brother and I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to sing along again with "He's Mister Heat Miser, he's Mister Sun...."

It's a mystery to me why the folks marketing the video give only a plot summary on the package with no mention of what kids find most memorable. This is also true of most the guides to holiday viewing in the entertainment magazines. Hint to marketing people: make sure you advertise this as the one with Heat Miser and Snow Miser in it, and everyone born between about '66 and '72 will be buying it for their kids, if not themselves.

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