DVD 53 mins IMDB 7.9
G (General Audience)
The Year Without A Santa Claus
Warner Bros. (1974)
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Animation, Children, Family, Holiday
USA  /  English

Shirley Booth Mrs. Santa
George S. Irving Heat Miser
Mickey Rooney Santa Claus
Dick Shawn Snow Miser
Bob McFadden Jingle Bells
Rhoda Mann Mother Nature
Bradley Bolke Jangle Bells
Ron Marshall Mr. Thistlewhite
Colin Duffy Ignatius Thistlewhite
Christine Winter Blue Christmas girl
Roger Miller
Brenda Vaccaro
Paul Frees
Don Messick
Linda Gary

Director Jules Bass; Arthur Rankin Jr.
Producer Jules Bass; Arthur Rankin Jr.
Writer William Keenan; Phyllis McGinley
Musician Maury Laws

Mrs. Santa Claus (Shirley Booth) tells the story of the year Santa (Mickey Rooney), saddled with a bad cold and convinced no one really cares about him or Christmas anymore anyway, decides to take the year off. Two of Santa’s elves, Jingle (voice of Bob McFadden) and Jangle (Bradley Bolke), hoping to prove that Christmas does matter, take off on reindeer, Vixen, to search the world for those who still believe. But they run into trouble in Southtown, USA, where folks think they’re crazy and mistake Vixen for a stray who’s taken away by the dogcatcher. When Santa learns Vixen is missing and ill from the heat, he dons normal clothes to travel south to try and rescue her while Mrs. Claus, herself, pays a visit to Mother Nature (voice of Rhoda Mann) enlisting her help in convincing her sons, the Heat Miser (George S. Irving) and Snow Miser (Dick Shawn), to call a truce and just once, let in snow in Southtown. Will Santa see that people still care, that he is important, and that the Christmas spirit is alive in the world while there’s still time to save Christmas?

Edition Details
Distributor Warner Home Video
Barcode 012569053724
Region Region 1
Release Date 10/31/2000
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned); French
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Purchase Price $14.98
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