The Year Without a Santa Claus
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

In Jules Bass' puppet-animated A Year Without A Santa Claus, an elf and a young boy have to rescue Santa from the evil Heat Meiser and Snow Meiser.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1974
DVD Release Date: October 31, 2000
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MaryAnn Johanson
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What I remember most about [this] is always always the Snow Miser and the Heat Miser -- those warring warlocks of weather; heh, more pagan stuff...

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Luke Baldock
Another excellent Rankin and Bass Christmas special. Here, Santa decides to skip Christmas for a year. After all, he's sick and nobody appreciates his work… More
Andrew Fillmore
Mickey Rooney's voice was not right for the part, but the Heatmiser and Snowmiser songs are so catchy that they make up for it.
Bruce Bruce
.Film 15 is another Rankin/Bass Production. This one is about the year Santa Claus wanted a holiday because kids stop believing in him and others didn't… More
Sarah Prisbylla
I enjoyed the Miser Brothers, but this wasn't something I watched as a kid, so I don't have a special place for it.
danny d
this is a Christmas classic. rankin and bass put out all of the specials that my family watches two or three times every december and this is one of them,… More