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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.

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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.

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'John Goodman' has also played Santa on "Futurama (1999)" and in the Animated remake of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. He would also play him in the 2012 "SpongeBob SquarePants" Christmas Special, 'It's a SpongeBob Christmas'. See more »

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Features The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) See more »

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The Snow Miser Song
Performed by Michael McKean
Original Music Composed by Maury Laws
Original Lyrics by Jules Bass
From the 1974 TV special, The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
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The worst Christmas special I have ever seen
12 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This "remake" of the beloved Year without a Santa Clause was the most awful movie I have seen in years. First of all - it was not a kids special. There were scantily clad women and many parts I would find inappropriate for young kids. No wonder it was on at 9 pm. Not that I am opposed to adult oriented movies, I am a horror fan and rarely watch anything that is not rated R, but, as far as Christmas specials go... they are usually geared towards little children. The acting was horrible. Eddie Griffin and the guy from Mallrats as the elves was ridiculous. I could not even get through the whole thing it was so bad. If I could have given it a 0 I would have. The original was great - that I highly recommend.


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