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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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Beloved Christmas Cartoon 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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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:
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:
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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Referenced in "Reaper: Pilot (#1.1)" (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Snow Right Here in DixieSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Beloved Christmas Cartoon, 19 November 1998
Author: Oldred from Virginia

If you were alive and cognizant during the 1970's, you must remember the "Heat Miser" and "Snow Miser" songs, but less remembered is one other... "So you don't believe in Santa Claus", which is, imho, one of the most important that Rankin & Bass ever produced. It is about faith backed with personal experience, but in a non-religious-specific way that everyone can relate to alike. The only other Rankin/Bass special that even comes close is "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", and its song about belief in the world's true magic, a belief that some children hold and most adults sadly do not.

The animation in "The Year Without A Santa Claus" is stop-motion in the tradition of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", and "Rudolph's Shiny New Year". I call this a must see for every child -- and adult.

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