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:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 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
Jack Frost (TV Movie 1979)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, Paul Frees
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Red Buttons, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney
Frosty's Winter Wonderland (TV Short 1976)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Frosty's kind of lonely, so the kids think of making him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy?

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Andy Griffith, Shelley Winters, Dennis Day
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
Rudolph's Shiny New Year (TV Movie 1976)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Rudolph must find for Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight, New Year's Eve.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn
Frosty Returns (TV Short 1992)
Short | Animation | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The continuing exploits of the famous snowman as he goes up against a more powerful force which threatens all of Christmas.

Directors: Evert Brown, Bill Melendez
Stars: Jonathan Winters, Jan Hooks, Andrea Martin
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, Paul Frees
Frosty the Snowman (TV Short 1969)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante
The Little Drummer Boy (TV Short 1968)
Family | Short | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., and 1 more credit »
Stars: José Ferrer, Paul Frees, June Foray
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Santa Claus (voice)
George S. Irving ...
Heat Miser (voice)
...
Snow Miser (voice)
Catherine Disher ...
Mrs. Claus / Reindeer Elf (voice)
...
The North Wind (voice)
Patricia Hamilton ...
Mother Nature (voice)
...
Bob / Elf #1 (voice)
...
Tinsel / Dr. Noel / Others (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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 sleigh in the hope of taking Santa's place that year. When Santa takes it out for a spin, he gets caught in the cross fire between the feuding Snow Miser and Heat Miser Brothers and his sleigh comes crashing down. North Wind frames the Miser Brothers for Santa's accident and, with Santa stuck in bed with a bad back, everything falls into place for North Wind to slyly come to the rescue as a temporary Santa. But much to his chagrin, Mother Nature punishes the Miser Brothers by forcing them to put their differences aside and fill in for Santa. In between comedic squabbles, the Brothers rediscover what it means to be family and, along the way, save Christmas for everyone! Written by Mykol

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Family

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Natal dos Irmãos Birra  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

As of 2015, this is the final title in any way associated with Rankin/Bass. The company was already defunct when this was produced and the only association with them are the characters. See more »

Connections

Follows Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Brothers
Lyrics by William Anderson & Sonia Levitin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Miser Brothers Holiday treat
25 August 2011 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I have got this movie on DVD and to be honest it's not really half-bad, it's actually quite cute and charming.

I hear a lot of people on here complaining about the new character designs and voices but I really don't see a problem with it at all, it's actually a pretty fun Christmas special.

Heat Miser and Snow Miser are a lot of fun to watch and to see them fight is just hilarious, also I like the new additions like North Wind (who reminds me a bit of Leno in someway, must be the chin).

The story is a very nice story and without giving too much away, I can honestly say that this is the nicest Christmas special I have had the pleasure of watching.

If you're looking for something for the kids to watch this holiday show them this movie, you will not be disappointed.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A Miser Brothers Easter JDhypnotic
They just don't make them how they used to witchangel
I like it Squirrel_secret
Hope this one's not a flop like 'year without a santa remake' actc7
Baby Misers: The Series Harold_J
THIS IS ABSOLUTLEY STOP MOTION, NOT CGI GoChoCho
Discuss A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?