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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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oh yeah!! 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
 
Other crew
Don Duga .... continuity
 

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51 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Jingle Bells and Snow Miser resemble one another, while Jangle Bells and Heat Miser also resemble one another.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: While it is evident that Heat Miser allowed snow to fall on Southtown, there is no indication Snow Miser allowed warm, springlike weather on the North Pole in return.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Santa:No fighting, you two.
Snow Miser:Well, if I can't have any fun I might as well leave.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Reaper: Pilot (#1.1)" (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Anyone Can Be SantaSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
oh yeah!!, 16 October 1999
Author: gazzo-2 from United States

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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