3.8/10
789
43 user 8 critic

The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)

Thoroughly disgruntled, Santa (Goodman) opts to take a year off from delivering presents, until a young man helps him rediscover the meaning of the holidays.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.

Director: Joe Roth
Stars: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd
A Miser Brothers' Christmas (TV Movie 2008)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story begins when Santa's new chief mechanic, Tinsel, creates a speedy, new high tech sleigh for Christmas. But what Santa doesn't know is that North Wind has secretly sabotaged the ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Thomas
Stars: Mickey Rooney, George S. Irving, Juan Chioran
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When the Evil Toy Taker takes all of Santa's toys, it's up to Rudolph and his friends Hermey, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snowman "Bumbles" to stop him and bring Christmas to the children of the world.

Director: William R. Kowalchuk Jr.
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rick Moranis
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, however, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Sparky
...
Jangle
...
...
Jingle
...
...
...
Officer Jefferson
...
...
Ring Announcer
Jody Thompson ...
Clop
...
Julie Kadlubowski-Sanchez
Matthew Carroll ...
Dog catcher
...
Jack Watkins ...
Boothe
Edit

Storyline

Thoroughly disgruntled, Santa (Goodman) opts to take a year off from delivering presents, until a young man helps him rediscover the meaning of the holidays.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aasta ilma jĂľuluvanata  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the Christmas specials that is shown on Jingle's TV is the original The Year Without A Santa Claus. See more »

Connections

Features Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Heat Miser Song
Performed by Harvey Fierstein
Original Music Composed by Maury Laws
Original Lyrics by Jules Bass
From the 1974 TV special, The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Should have been "The Year With out this Remake"
13 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an absolutely awful remake of a holiday classic. There was a movie some years ago called Scrooged (with Bill Murray). In that movie that are producing a version of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol". The version that they create is absolutely over the top and insane. I think that this remake of "A Year Without a Santa Claus" is that to a "T".

This production was so over the top it completely wrecked the movie. The casting was atrocious...John Goodman as Santa wasn't that bad, but Harvey Fierstein as the Heat Miser and Michael McKean as the Snow Miser...come on are you kidding! Fierstein killed the most memorable song from the original movie. What about the Miser Brother's assistants, any reason they were cast as hot female models (not that I don't appreciate eye-candy)? As for the storyline....why did they create this "new" story? Yeah, it follows the basic idea as the original, but the story was basically completely different.

Please avoid this movie at all costs if you are a fan of the original. This one is too over the top, too long, and too crappy.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?