holiday animation The Year Without a Santa Claus © Rankin-Bass
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The Year Without a Santa Claus

When Santa catches a bad case of the flu, he becomes convinced that no one will miss him if he doesn't make his Christmas run and decides to stay home. It's up to Mrs. Claus and the elves to find some example Christmas spirit to prove to Santa that the children of the world still care about him.

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When I first started watching this I thought this was going to be another typical Christmas sugar filled yawn fest and I was right. I found the rhyming annoying and the...
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This is one of my very favorite Christmas cartoons. I highly recommend it....
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I loved this movie as a child and I still love this movie. It is a timeless classic. An excellent family feel good movie. Even though it was made almost...
Created by: Rankin-Bass
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Mickey Rooney ... Santa Claus
Shirley Booth ... Mrs. Claus
Dick Shawn ... Snow Miser
George S. Irving ... Heat Miser
Bob McFadden ... Jingle Bells
Bradley Bolke ... Jangle Bells
Colin Duffy ... Ignatius Thistlewhite
Ron Marshall ... Mr. Thistlewhite
Rhoda Mann ... Mother Nature
Christine Winter ... Blue Christmas girl
Directed by: Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass
Produced by: Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass
Musical Score by: Maury Laws
Songs by: Jules Bass and Maury Laws
Writing Credits: William Keenan
Based on: the novel by Phyllis McGinley
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