The Year Without a Santa Claus

The Year Without a Santa Claus Summary

Mrs. Claus (Shirley Booth) narrates this memorable children’s classic about the time she almost had to wear her husband’s famous red suit. At the North Pole, the Christmas rush is on. Everyone from elves to reindeer are merrily preparing for Santa Claus's yearly sleigh ride. Everyone except Santa! Disenchanted by the lack of holiday spirit throughout the land, Santa (Mickey Rooney) cancels Christmas and takes a vacation. Now, it’s up to Mrs. Claus and two spunky little elves to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. Aided by a magical snowfall, they reawaken the spirit of Christmas in children's hearts and put Santa back in action. Based on Pulitzer Prize winner Phyllis McGinley’s children’s book, this animagic holiday classic includes the unforgettable “Here Comes Santa Claus.” Including special features on the “school of stop motion” and the “Rankin Bass legacy,” this is a holiday package to open immediately. The Year Without a Santa Claus Wiki

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The Year Without a Santa Claus / Special Feature: School of Stop Motion / Special Feature: We Are Santa’s Elves 1:17:03
At the North Pole, the Christmas rush is on. Everyone from elves to reindeer are merrily preparing for Santa Claus's yearly sleigh ride. Everyone except Santa! Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation. Eager to help, Mrs. Claus and two spunky little elves set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. / Special Feature #1: Stop-Motion masters the Chiodo brothers show how it's done step by step. / Special Feature #2: Profiling Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass.

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- I love it!5 star

This is one of my favorite movies ever!

- Favorite Christmas time movies5 star

This is a movie I would recommend buying because it’s a movie a lot of kids would enjoy, though they should have kept Christmas movies like these alive and still produced because I for one am a person that likes old Christmas animated movies such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, or Santa Clause is coming to town, or even the best of them all Frosty the snowman. I recommend these old classic Christmas movies because these are ones that really and I mean REALLY get your Christmas spirit on.

- Classic at its best!!!5 star

Wonderful show that represents childhood at Christmas time and the animation and songs are the best!! I watch it every year and have my own kids watching it too as a tradition!!

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- The year without a Santa clause5 star

Really cute movie and i love it you should watch this it is really

- I am in Love with this movie!5 star

So classic and its music and story is unbelievable🎄⛄❄Absolute love for this movie I highly recommend it!!!❤💚It's worth the money and it brings me back to my childhood🎅I wish they would keep making these stop animation movies and series🎄🎅👻🎁

- Snow Miser / Heat Miser5 star

The Misers, oh the Misers They've been my favorite since I was little And the movie itself is overall amazing

- Low res...really Apple?1 star

Stop buying this low res stuff from Apple and they'll stop selling it

- Favorite Movie! 🎅5 star

It wouldn't be Christmas without this movie 🎅

- BEST EVeR5 star


- Needs an HD version...5 star

Fantastic film. But in need of an upgrade.


I'm Mister White Christmas, I'm Mister Snow. I'm Mister Icicle, I'm Mister 10-below. My friends call me Snow Meiser, whatever I touch, Turns to snow in my clutch, I'm too much. So what can I do for you, Mrs Claus? This movie is amazing. Truly heartwarming and with great music. I can't go a holiday season without watching it at least once. Must see.

- Favorite Christmas movie!5 star

This is my all time favorite Christmas movie! I am so excited to see I can have a copy on my iPod and iPad now!! :)

- Christmas tradition!!!5 star

This is by far my favorite Christmas movie along with my entire families! It's a tradition that it has to be the first movie we watch in the season. I know heat miser and snow miser songs by heart. Must see!

- I believe in Santa Claus!5 star

All Time Favorite Christmas move ever. Music is fantastic and the story is great. It's Rankin Bass at their very best. It's a must watch every holiday season for my family.

- Love It!!!5 star

I'm in high school, and when This movie got canclled one year, i was soo sad! this is the best christmas movie ever made! I am in love with the Miser Brothers (especially Snowmiser!)

- Awesome LOVE IT!!5 star

This is my FAV christmas movie in the world!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S. HEAT MISER ROXS!

- Awesome5 star

I watch this every year on ABC family and am so happy I found this on iTunes. This is the got to see movie for myself every year for Christmas. It is so goood:)

- Great movie!5 star

This has been one of my favorite christmas movies ever! Every christmas i have to watch it. So worth it

- A Must-See Christmas Special5 star

The Miser Brothers (Heat Miser and Snow Miser)!!!......CLASSIC!

- Rankin-Bass Rules!5 star

These are the timeless Christmas classics that remind me so much of my childhood. When it was time for these to come on t.v., I would run downstairs to my parents bedroom by myself, pile up a bunch of pillows and watch these every year. They remind me of happy, carefree times, and I will NEVER grow tired of seeing them. Now, many years later, I get to share them with MY kid. FANTASTIC!

- Best Christmas Movie!5 star

By far my favorite Christmas movie!! I watch it every year!!!

- Amazing!5 star

I love this movie! It's a classic, and kids love it. It's a great family movie.

- Best Christmas movie ever5 star

This is most deffinatly the best christmas movie ever made! i love the misers in it :P

- Childhood at its finest5 star

This movie is so heart-warming! I love old rankin bass productions they are great family movies to enjoy, now on itunes more people can watch them and learn the true meaning of christmas

- Great Movie thing!5 star

I watch this every year, and every year it just gets better. YAY RANKIN-BASS! But come on iTunes, $10? Isn't that a bit much?

- Great Show5 star

This is a great show from my childhood but where are the other claymation shows that go with it? Santa Claus is coming to town Rudolph the red nose reindeer and others are missing.

- Merry Christmas5 star

These are how Christmas Cartoons should be! Love this one, hope you enjoy.

- My favorite Christmas movie!!!5 star

I caught onto this as a teenager and it was instantly a favorite. My eyes tear up every time Santa sings in I Believe in Santa Claus. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

- AMAZING5 star

Best tv show everrrr it totally gets you into the christmas spirit and the two misers r hilarious!!!!! totally worth the money!

- Remember the days...5 star

Ah, this brings back such fond childhood memories of Christmas time. I loved all of these movies! BUY IT!

- Classic5 star

Such a great movie. So worth the money. Something everyone should see

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Hunter_James - Best of the x mas shows why only one not HD?5 star

This needs to be HD was the last of the X mas done by RB and there is such a difference in quality

rogueyogimom - Year without a Santa Clause5 star

The best of the old school Christmas shows out there!!!

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I can’t believe there are people who don’t know what rankin bass is. I grew up on those Christmas special. A year w…

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Sam and Taliesin looking like Heat and Snow Miser from "The Year Without a Santa Claus" #CriticalRole…

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@DwarvenAnarchy Please watch The Year Without A Santa Claus it's really good

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If you haven’t seen The Year Without a Santa Claus or any of the other movies in the series seek immediate help and…

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“The Year Without a Santa Claus” but make it “The Fall Without Football”

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I can't bring myself to do Christmas in July, but "The Year Without a Santa Claus" (1974) is one of the best from Rankin/Bass.

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@sundayjeff What about "The Year Without a Santa Claus"?

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Sorry I meant "The Year Without a Santa Claus."

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Thinking on Live-Action Rankin-Bass adaptations, anyone recall a TV Movie adaptation of "A Year Without a Santa Cla…

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@KateFerrandino It's not the first Rankin-Bass to get one. Year Without a Santa Claus did in 08. It is pure cringe!

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@AperolFitz @EnaV98 @KenMcGraw I agree. I'm totally going to join that FB group now! Christmas in July is just wha…

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i like elf (i know its kinda overrated but i love watching it every year) and rudolph/a year without a santa claus…

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We were all so curious what The Year Without a Santa Claus was like, well bitch, now we're fucking here.

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me: *putting a freshly made cup of coffee in the microwave* my brain: here’s a clip of the heat miser from the year…

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