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Plot: Mrs. Claus tells us about the time Santa had a bad cold and decided to take a vacation from Christmas. Two of his elves, Jingle Bells and Jangle Bells decided to go out (with Vixen) to find children to convince Santa that the Christmas spirit is still important to everybody else. But they have to… Runtime: 51 min Release Date: 10 Dec 1974
Brings me great joy every time I see it (by TheLittleSongbird)
Rankin/Bass have been responsible for a fair number of Christmas classics, such as Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming To Town, Frosty the Snowman and The Little Drummer Boy. The Year Without A Santa Claus is almost as good as them and definitely one of the better Rankin/Bass Christmas specials. The stop-motion animation is wonderful, very detailed and both enchanting and atmospheric. I also loved the music, the score is whimsical with some lovely themes that never take away from the story or the festive feel of Christmas. The songs are sweet and catchy, I happen to think <more>
that they are memorable too. The Miser Brothers songs are a lot of fun as is Blue Christmas, and I also want to give a shout out to I Believe in Santa Claus, which I have always found very touching with a beautiful and truthful meaning without beating the audience around the head with it. The writing is amusing with the Miser Brothers, and there is evidence of conflict and pathos, and the story while bizarre in places has a lovely subtly handled message and gets you into the Christmas spirit. The characters I also like very much. The Miser Brothers definitely steal the show, especially Heat, but I do also enjoy Mrs Claus' wit and sarcasm, Vixen's cuteness and Santa's benevolence. The voice acting is terrific. Overall, a lovely special that brings me great joy every time, when something gives you that feeling you know it's done something right. 10/10 Bethany Cox
I thought that the characters were really funny and all had great personalities. The animation in My opinion was crisp, clean, and really clear. Not to mention beautiful! Most of the characters in this show are hilarious Looney Tunes characters that we all love. in My opinion these characters are the funnies and talented ever seen. In fact, The things that goes on in this series' cartoons are in My opinion nuts which that is what makes them hilarious! There are so many to like and laugh at and the silly things they do! If you like the original Looney Tunes and animated films then I <more>
strongly recommend that you watch this movie today!
Have you ever busted a gut laughing because someone had Heat-Miser hair? (by Ringo-23)
When I was young, one of my family's favorite things to do in December was to watch the Christmas specials all the good ones were on CBS . On Christmas morning, my siblings and I would wake our parents at the most ungodly hour so that we could open presents. I remember very few presents that I ever received, but what I do remember is my parents stumbling into the living room sporting Heat-Miser hair. Of course, once we saw that we had to break into song. If only I could muster up that kind of enthusiasm at 5 o'clock in the morning now.
A Holiday Classic that gets to the heart of Christmas' big cheese (by beccad90)
Based on the book by Phyllis McKinley, The Year Without a Santa Claus really gets to the heart of Christmas. It's a fun, 'what if tale' that commences when, one year, Santa Mickey Rooney has lost heart because he believes the world no longer believes in him, so he decides to takes the holiday off. But Mrs. Clause Shirley Booth won't have it, so she sends two of Santa's finest, but clumsiest elves and a young reindeer to Earth to find someone that truly believes...but she also has ways of helping out herself.So, why is this special so dear to me? Well, for one thing <more>
it's an interesting, what if spin on Christmas, about Santa taking a year off and Mrs. Claus finally taking center stage and taking on the challenge of returning the Christmas spirit to her once-jolly husband. Furthermore, the characters are all fun and interesting, but there is one...sorry, two, that seem to stand out not only for me, but the rest of the Rankin/Bass fans out there.Introducing the Miser Brothers, those two rapscallions who control hot and cold climate under the watchful eye of Mother Nature herself. Snow Miser, who controls snow, hale, and overall chilly weather is carefree and easygoing, having a great enthusiasm for all things below 32 degrees. His stepbrother, Heat Miser, is the complete opposite: a temperamental windbag who controls all things warm, like the sun, volcanos, and generally blistering heat. The two are opposite forces, often butting heads, but do take to Mrs. Claus' pleas to bring cold weather to a town under Heat Miser's Territory...with a little 'persuasion' from Mother Nature herself, of course.Overall, check this movie out and get into the holiday spirit!
This is a very cute little holiday treasure. Mickey Rooney is terrific as Kris Kringle. The production gives a clear and rationale explanation of how Kris Kringle becomes Santa Clause. It is clever and very well delivered. The supporting cast of characters are not ominous or annoying. The music and songs are great. They have a sing along quality. All ages should enjoy this holiday classic.
A Classic (by FilmFreak94)
I don't think any kid in America went through a Christmas without watching one of the Rankin/Bass specials. And they made a lot. The Year Without a Santa Claus has always been one of my favorites.The basic story is that Santa is feeling sick one day and decides that he shouldn't even bother delivering presents anymore because barely anyone believes in him anymore. Mrs. Claus tries to convince him otherwise by sending two elves, Jingle and Jangle, to see if any kids believe in Santa. They find one boy, Ignatius, who has almost given up on believing in Santa because he thinks it's <more>
too childish. He changes his mind when Santa himself shows up to retrieve one of his reindeer who has been disguised as a dog and sent to the pound.They accept the fact that Santa wants to take a holiday and they decide to go ask the Miser Brothers to let it snow in Ignatius' hometown of Southtown. The Miser brothers Heat and Snow are reluctant but are convinced by their mother Mother Nature to compromise. All the little kids start to send Santa letters and presents since he won't be sending any to them. This and a letter from a little girl is able to tell Santa that people still believe in him and the Christmas spirit and he decides to cancel his vacation and deliver presents.Is the plot predictable? Yes. But it's for kids so it's not supposed to be anything mind blowing. Obviously it's got the same animation you're used to with Rankin/Bass and the voice acting is pretty good Mickey Rooney returns as Santa and the late Shirley Booth plays his wife with the voice actors giving good performances in their own rights. One of the best parts of this special are the Miser brothers. They both sing a memorable ragtime-like song and have some of the funniest lines when they're interacting with each other.On top of that, it's just a good special. It has the spirit of Christmas and the holiday season in general without being too preachy about it. When I was a kid I liked it for the Miser brothers. Now I like it because it has a theme of not letting go of your childhood and not to stop believing just because some see it as immature. It's high on my list of Christmas specials.
Oh, some like it hot, but I like it REALLY hot! Hee hee! (by Rusty-61)
I grew up on the Rankin-Bass specials such as The Little Drummer Boy, Rudolph and The Year Without a Santa Claus. When I got to be in the 6th grade or so I thought I was too 'mature' yeah, right for them, but I still secretly watched TYWASC just to see the Snow Miser and the Heat Miser do their thing. One night when I was a teenager a bunch of us were sitting around flipping channels and landed on the Snow Miser about to start. You can imagine how it went after that, since we were all trying to act nonchalant and cool:me:"oh MAN, this dumb special."teen #1: "You want <more>
me to change it?" teen #2:"I don't care if you don't"me: "OK, whatever, I guess we'll leave it." By the time Heat Miser was halfway through his big number we all had big grins on our faces. The next time it was on I taped it and we watched it every year. At some point, the tape broke probably from overuse , but a few years ago I finally tracked down a copy of the video. Now it's back in print!The whole special is cool can't beat that RB stop-motion but we bought it just to see the Miser brothers do their thing. It's worth the price of admission even though they only have about 10 minutes of screen time. This year we actually were going to give the whole movie a try, but lost patience after about 10 minutes though kids might enjoy this more and just cut to the chase and fast-forwarded to the Snow Miser. Usually when we dust off the copy every Christmas, my husband is the one hitting the rewind button after the big finish, "TOO MUCH!"and sheepishly saying " OK, uh, just one more time..." Warning: you will NOT be able to get the song out of your head. Those are catchy-ass songs! Even better, they sound like something Danny Elfman would write- the Heat Miser song especially could be an early-80's Oingo Boingo song. You will walk around for days with, "They call me Heat Miser, what ever I touch, starts to melt in my clutch..." running through your head. To this day I have yet to meet one person who hasn't seen the special, loved the song, and in fact most of them know all the lyrics. You'll start singing it to yourself at work- "he's Mr. White Christmas he's Mr. Snow"...and without fail you'll hear someone else, "I'm Mr. Icicle, I'm MIS-ter Ten below..."I agree with the other reviewers-they are crazy not to repackage the special prominently featuring the Miser bros, because it would fly off the shelves. At least put a little sticker with a picture of Heat Miser on the box or something, people will get the idea. I'm also glad I'm not the only adult who has thought about who they would cast in a live-action version...we were thinking James Woods who unfortunately looks more like Snow Miser every year and--hey, as long as we're dreaming here anyway--Chris Farley. Anyway, if you watched the special as a kid, and are holding off on purchasing a copy because you think it won't stand the test of time, trust me on this- IT WILL! It's...too much. TOO MUCH! BA-da-da-da .
The Year Without a Santa Claus is a 1974 Christmas stop motion animated television special produced by Rankin/Bass Productions. The story is based on Phyllis McGinley's 1956 book of the same name, illustrated by Kurt Werth. It was originally broadcast on December 10, 1974 on ABC.This could be a sequel to "Santa Claus is Coming To Town" and it is in a spiritual way. Their is however isn't. The animation is different and the elves in this special are not the same elves we see in "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". It is however produced by the same company Rankin/Bass <more>
and Mickey Rooney voices "Santa" in this special as well.Now in this film "Santa" decides to not deliver presents this year because he sees that people no longer have "Christmas Spirit" and no longer believe in Santa.In an effort to save Christmas Mrs. Claus dispatches two elves out into the world to prove to Santa wrong. Now this special has the now classic songs from "The Heatmiser" and "Mr Snow". There is however 2 other songs that should of been cut or re-worked. Then again that is just my opinion This special is a true classic. To call it "One of the crown jewels of Holiday Programming" would not do it justice. It is one of the finest programs ever produced for TV. This special really gained a huge following once it hit Home Video. ABC held the rights for TV broadcast for years but seldom aired the special. After it became obvious that this special was loved by millions ABC began running it again on "ABC FAMILY" and the "ABC Network". The same thing happened with "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" that special was also returned to the ABC Network because of its huge following. That special was syndicated for years. ABC has now re- gained broadcasting rights.
The 1960s and 70s brought the world several wonderful Christmas specials from Rankin-Bass. A few, such as RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER and SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN are true classics and a few are really milking the franchise a bit too much such as RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR and THE EASTER BUNNY IS COMING TO TOWN . THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS isn't quite as magical as the earlier specials and it is quite bizarre in some ways, but it is still among the studio's better films.The plot involves Santa having Seasonal Affective Disorder--in other words, he's depressed. <more>
Instead of seeking therapy or anti-depressants, he decides to just skip Christmas this time--after all, he thinks no one really cares about the holiday any more.Mrs. Claus is worried but instead of trying to persuade him to deliver toys, she concocts a stupid plan. She picks two very nice but seriously dumb elves to go on a mission to find out what kids REALLY think about Christmas. To make this choice even worse, she sends them with a young and fragile reindeer and soon they get into trouble--so much that Santa must come to the rescue. At the same time, Mrs. Claus also comes to help and ends up making visits to the Snow Miser and his brother the Heat Miser--two totally bizarre creations of R-B Studios who have nothing to do with the holiday but they do dance to a really rocking song.The film is lovely to look at--with excellent stop-motion animation. The only shortcoming is that occasionally the story does get a bit bizarre even for Rankin-Bass and the elves are a bit annoying to adults--though kids probably won't notice or want to kill them. Still, it's a great treat for the family and worth seeing this holiday season.