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Duane Poole (story) &
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Release Date:
7 December 1977 (USA) See more »
When Santa has an accident at Fred's house on Christmas Eve, Fred and Barney have to continue his run for him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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We Want Santa! We Want Santa! We Want Santa! See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Mel Blanc ... Barney Rubble (voice)

Lucille Bliss ... Bamm Bamm Rubble (voice)

Henry Corden ... Fred Flintstone (voice)

Virginia Gregg ... Additional Voices (voice)
Gay Autterson ... Betty Rubble (voice) (as Gay Hartwig)

Don Messick ... Additional Voices (voice)

Hal Smith ... Santa Claus (voice)
John Stephenson ... Mr. Slate (voice)
Jean Vander Pyl ... Wilma Flintstone / Pebbles Flintstone (voice)

Directed by
Charles A. Nichols 
Writing credits
Duane Poole (story) &
Dick Robbins (story)

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer
William Hanna .... executive producer
Alex Lovy .... associate producer
Iwao Takamoto .... creative producer
Original Music by
Hoyt Curtin 
Film Editing by
Tom Gleason 
William R. Kowalchuk Jr.  (as Bill Kowalchuk)
Terry Moore 
Joe Sandusky 
Production Management
Jayne Barbera .... production manager
Joed Eaton .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Gerard Baldwin .... story director
Ron Campbell .... story director
Jerry Eisenberg .... story director
George Gordon .... story director
Alex Lovy .... story director
Bill Perez .... story director
Bob Singer .... story director
Paul Sommer .... story director (as Paul Sommers)
Sound Department
Pat Foley .... dubbing supervisor
Bill Getty .... sound director
Alex Lovy .... recording director
Richard Olson .... sound director
Camera and Electrical Department
George Epperson .... camera operator
Charles Flekal .... camera operator (as Chuck Flekal)
Curt Hall .... camera operator
Ron Jackson .... camera operator
Jerry Mills .... camera operator
Joe A. Ponticelle .... camera operator (as Joe Ponticelle)
Jerry Smith .... camera operator
Jerry Whittington .... camera operator
Animation Department
Edwin Aardal .... animator (as Ed Aardal)
John Ahern .... layout supervisor
Peter Alvarado .... layout artist (as Pete Alvarado)
Hal Ambro .... animator
Frank Andrina .... animator
Fernando Arce .... background artist
Ed Barge .... animator
John Boersema .... animation coordinator
Oliver Callahan .... animator (as Oliver E. Callahan)
Lars Calonius .... animator
Rudy Cataldi .... animator
Steve Clark .... animator
Ron Dias .... background artist (as Ron Diaz)
Jaime Diaz .... layout artist
Chuck Downs .... animator
Joan Drake .... animator
Dennis Durrell .... background artist
Marcia Fertig .... animator
Hak Ficq .... layout artist
Owen Fitzgerald .... layout artist
Hugh Fraser .... animator
Robert Gentle .... background artist
Mark Glamack .... animator
Al Gmuer .... background supervisor
Bob Goe .... assistant animation supervisor
Moe Gollub .... layout artist
Ann Guenther .... background artist
Terence Harrison .... animator (as Terry Harrison)
Fred Hellmich .... animator (as Fred Helmick)
Harry Holt .... animator
Paro Hozumi .... background artist
Jack Huber .... layout artist
Michael Humphries .... background artist
Zygamond Jablecki .... layout artist (as Ziggy Jablecki)
Sam Jaimes .... animator
Homer Jonas .... layout artist
Volus Jones .... animator
Alison Julian .... background artist
Paul Julian .... background designer
Bill Keil .... animation supervisor
Billie Kerns .... ink and paint supervisor
Richard Khim .... background artist
Ernesto Lopez .... animator
Don Lusk .... animator
Warren Marshall .... layout artist
Lorraine Marue .... background artist (as Lorraine Andrina)
Jim Mueller .... layout artist
Kenneth Muse .... animator (as Ken Muse)
Margaret Nichols .... animator
Ken O'Brien .... animator
Lew Ott .... layout artist
Don Patterson .... animator
Ray Patterson .... unit director
Tom Ray .... animator
Morey Reden .... animator
Arnulfo Rivera .... animator
Jay Sarbry .... animation supervisor
Eric Semones .... background artist
Evelyn Sherwood .... checking and scene planning
Bob Singer .... character designer
Terry Slade .... layout artist
Paul Sommer .... layout artist (as Paul Sommers)
Dave Tendlar .... animator
Dick Ung .... layout artist
Michelle Urbano .... cel painter
Carlo Vinci .... animator
John Walker .... animator
George Wheeler .... layout artist
Star Wirth .... xerographer
Xenia .... animator
Rudy Zamora .... animator
Brad Frost .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor (as Larry Cowan)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant
Dick Elliott .... supervising film editor
Music Department
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor
Other crew
Iraj Paran .... title designer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Pebbles and Bamm Bamm are preteens in this special.See more »
Anachronisms: It is somewhat illogical that a family existing in prehistory should celebrate an event which took place within recorded history.See more »
Barney Rubble:[Fred hangs up an ornament] I wouldn't hang it there, Fred.
Fred Flintstone:'I wouldn't hang it there, Fred', why not?
[tree starts to fall]
Barney Rubble:Don't look now but here comes the 'why not?'
[tree falls on Fred]
Barney Rubble:Quick thinking, Fred, you broke the tree's fall.
Fred Flintstone:Barney, get me out of here!
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »


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2 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
We Want Santa! We Want Santa! We Want Santa!, 26 December 2004
Author: richard.fuller1

Hey, kids, knock it off. Christmas isn't all about presents, ya know? Who raised you selfish little ruffians?

This would be followed by Casper's First Christmas and the movie Yogi's First Christmas.

They are kind of like a trilogy of poor story characterization, draining the last bits of life out of dead corpses, all to make a quick buck, for whatever it was supposed to do.

Christmas classics like the Rankin Bass offerings? I Don't Think So!! The Flintstones episode when Fred works as the department store Santa then fills in for the real Santa is a gem. It has aged well and is remarkably sincere.

Children should be made happy during the holidays and their love for Santa Claus is natural.

In the '77 Flintstones Christmas, the kids rant and rave for Santa and those presents like drunks on the weekend in a bar wanting a stripper.

Pebbles and Bamm Bamm are now small kids, not quite teens.

Mr. Slate: "If Flintstone doesn't get here in five minutes, he's fired!"

Wilma: "Ohhhh, that Fred! Wait till I get my hands on him!" This is the plot.

Wilma and Mr. Slate don't gradually get mad at Fred, they turn it on like a faucet.

Where's Fred? Get Mad.

Also worth noting an incredibly weak song that is sung (was it supposed to be Wilma singing?) to Pebbles about having hope. I guess hope that Santa Claus will arrive. Boo Boo Bear sings this same song in the Yogi's First Christmas cartoon. Not rich their either.

There is a much later Christmas special where Fred does the Ebenezer Scrooge bit, which believe it or not, it was just fun seeing the Bedrock gang again.

In the end, that is about where this Christmas special will stand; as a transition from the sixties originality, Flintstones vitamins and Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles, to 1970s weak duplication, the movie specials, finally the real life transitions and direct to video.

No harm will be in this cartoon, it may be brainless enough to watch at Christmas, but it could have definitely been stronger.

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