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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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References South Park (1997) See more »

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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)
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One of the worst efforts ever
12 December 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

A truly depressing piece of dreck, this live action version of the Christmas classic fails on so many levels it's almost funny. (And those are the only laughs you'll get out of this.) It's a shame the movie studios all closed down their TV movie units in the 80s because TV movies need all the help they can get.

All those modern, "hip" touches are rife with jokes that soar over the kid's heads, but sadly not the adults. The humor is, befitting the times, crude and boorish and the story is lame. Bad acting, contrived sentimental situations and flat photography all contribute to a bad time had by all. The heads at NBC must have been high on cough syrup to even think this looked like it would be any good.

Shove this one in the vault and never let it see the light of day again.


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