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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.


Ron Underwood


Larry Wilson (teleplay), Tom Martin (teleplay) | 3 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... Santa Claus
Chris Kattan ... Sparky
Ethan Suplee ... Jangle
Dylan Minnette ... Iggy Thistlewhite
Eddie Griffin ... Jingle
Delta Burke ... Mrs. Claus
Harvey Fierstein ... Heat Miser
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Officer Jefferson
Michael McKean ... Snow Miser
Aaron Beelner ... Ring Announcer
Jody Thompson ... Clop
Andrea Powell ... Julie Kadlubowski-Sanchez
Matthew Carroll Matthew Carroll ... Dog catcher
Carol Kane ... Mother Nature
Jack Watkins ... Boothe


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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Comedy | Family | Fantasy







Release Date:

11 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aasta ilma jõuluvanata See more »

Filming Locations:

Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


'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 »


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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Should have been "The Year With out this Remake"
13 December 2006 | by miles99999See 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.

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