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A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008)

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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 »

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Cast overview:
Mickey Rooney ... Santa Claus (voice)
George S. Irving ... Heat Miser (voice)
Juan Chioran ... Snow Miser (voice)
Catherine Disher ... Mrs. Claus / Reindeer Elf (voice)
Brad Adamson ... The North Wind (voice)
Patricia Hamilton ... Mother Nature (voice)
Peter Oldring ... Bob / Elf #1 (voice)
Susan Roman ... Tinsel / Dr. Noel / Others (voice)
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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

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13 December 2008 (USA) See more »

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The Miser Brothers were first introduced as characters in the 1974 movie, "The Year Without A Santa Claus", starring Mickey Rooney and Shirley Booth. See more »

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Follows The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town (1977) See more »

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A Money Grab
26 August 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 300 HOLIDAY FILMS & SPECIALS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.

Mickey Rooney and George S. Irving reprises their respective roles as Santa Claus and Heat Miserat ages 88 and 86 Snow Miser, originally portrayed by Dick Shawn who died in 1987, was voiced by Juan Chioran, while Mrs. Claus, voiced by Shirley Booth in the original, was portrayed by Catherine Disher (because Booth had died in 1992). The movie aimed to emulate the Rankin/Bass animation style. This is the last Christmas special to feature Mickey Rooney as Santa Claus, as he died in 2014, as well as the last time George Irving voiced Heat Miser, as he died in 2016.

The plot is that the feuding Miser Brothers attend their family reunion with Mother Nature and their fellow siblings North Wind, Earthquake, Thunder and Lightning, and the Tides. North Wind passively asks Mother Nature what might happen if Santa would be unable to complete his duties on Christmas. She responds that North Wind would take control instead. Self-absorbed and vain, North Wind becomes fixated with the idea of replacing Santa Claus as a way to achieve personal glory.

This special was made because over the years the original "The Year without a Santa Claus" had become very popular. The original songs from that special "The Snow Miser Song" "The Heat Miser Song" are so popular that they were re-worked into this special.

Now this lacks the charm of the original. That film made the viewers that they were part of the plot. This special isolates the viewer so you have no connection to the outcome.

If you love the original then watch this but don't expect lighting to strike again.


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