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The Year Without a Santa Claus [1974]

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Director:Arthur Rankin Jr.
Jules Bass
Writer:William J. Keenan
Composer:Maury Laws
Songs:Jules Bass
Length:51 minutes
MPAA Rating:UR
Suggested Event Use:Christmas
Sorting Category:Holiday
IMDB Rating:7.9/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Stop Motion
  • Fantasy
  • Family
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Synopsis: Santa doesn't feel too hot and he decides to take a vacation, since it looks like people don't believe in him that much anyway.


Reaction: It plays out well enough. A little predictable in a few points, but actually pretty nice.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Arthur Rankin Jr. => Director
Jules Bass => Director / Songs
William J. Keenan => Writer
Maury Laws => Composer
Phyllis McGinley => Novel
Bob McFadden => Jingle Bells
Bradley Bolke => Jangle Bells
Christine Winter => Blue Christmas girl
Colin Duffy => Ignatius Thistlewhite
Dick Shawn => Snow Miser
George S. Irving => Heat Miser
Mickey Rooney => Santa Claus
Rhoda Mann => Mother Nature
Ron Marshall => Mr. Thistlewhite
Shirley Booth => Mrs. Santa

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