Santa Claus and the mischievous brothers Heat Miser and Snow Miser are the targets of yuletide treachery in the animated delight A Miser Brothers' Christmas.


Dave Thomas


Eddie Guzelian
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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)


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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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 »


Follows Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976) See more »


Snow Miser
Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
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A hollow imitation of the Rankin/Bass classics
16 December 2008 | by matt.mitchellSee all my reviews

Our society seems to have lost the capacity to make a decent Christmas special. I don't know where to start. I'm a huge fan of The Year Without a Santa Claus (I even have the action figures) and the models they used in this "sequel" for the miser brothers don't really resemble the originals. They didn't even try with the other characters of Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Mother Nature who all look completely different. The original characters were charming and warm but these ones seemed like lifeless dolls. The story line was nonsensical and the music was simply dreadful. I honestly think the music and lyrics were written in a single evening. The only decent songs in the whole program where the retreads of the miser brother songs from the original. This is the second flop based on The Year Without a Santa Claus so I'm inclined to say leave well enough alone and don't attempt any more. Just because we now have the technology to churn out shows doesn't mean you can skip the story telling and music writing. Too bad because I love the originals and was hoping for some additional originals for my daughter's generation. Guess that was too much to hope for.

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