Of all the classic movies out there for the holidays, this is by far one of my favorites. We watch it every year and even have it recorded on the DVR. Originally released in 1974 as a stop action show, it is a show that has catchy songs (Miser brothers) and a great story line.
The show starts out with Mrs. Claus discussing the year (before you were born) that Santa was going to stay home on Christmas Eve instead of doing his yearly ruin. He believed that there was no point, as people just didn’t have the Christmas spirirt anymore.
As he rested, Mrs. Claus enlisted the help of the elves, Jingle and Jangle. She tasked them to go down into the world and find some Christmas Cheer. But as all things go, this plan didn’t go the way it should. First, they got caught in the middle of the Miser brothers who were fighting between each other. When they arrived in Southtown, USA, Vixen had to go into disguise and was then captured by the dog catchers and put into the pound.
Unbeknownst to them, Santa had come after them, and rescued Vixen and took her home. Realizing that Mrs. Claus went to help the elves, he remained at home resting from his cold as well.
The mayor didn’t help the elves, and Ignatius, with getting Vixen out of the pound, nor with the Christmas spirit. With no other options, the trio call Mrs. Claus to come help.
We then get to meet the Miser Brothers, and their mother, Mother Nature herself. Will Santa get his holiday, will Christmas be cancelled? Watch to find out what happens!
The Year Without a Santa Claus stars the voice talents of:
- Shirley Booth – Mrs. Claus
- Mickey Rooney – Santa Claus
- Dick Shawn – Snow Miser
- George S. Irving – Heat Miser
- Bob McFadden – Jingle Bells
- Bradley Bolke – Jangle Bells
- Colin Duffy – Ignatius Thistlewhite
Enjoy the Show!!