The Year Without a Santa Claus Reviews

November 29, 2018
It's up to a pair of elves (Jingle Bells and Jangle Bells) to save the day. But first they have to get past Heat Miser and Snow Miser - the best Christmas baddies since the Grinch.
November 28, 2018
Truly terrible.
November 26, 2018
The breakout stars were Heat Miser and Snow Miser, bitter rivals and brothers with control over the elements. Their jaunty tune ranks among the catchiest original songs that a Rankin-Bass production ever yielded.
November 20, 2018
This is, like, 15 different specials awkwardly stitched together. That's normally a bad look for Rankin/Bass, but it works here, where the battles of the Miser brothers play nicely off Mrs. Claus's attempts to save the holiday.
November 20, 2018
While Jolly Old Saint Nick and his companions are featured quite heavily, Rankin-Bass still manages to sneak in a good helping of non-specific pagan deities.
November 19, 2018
The Year Without a Santa Claus features, among other glorious moments, the star turns of Heat Miser and Snow Miser. In their enormous big-band numbers, these brothers drive the happy show up to levels of near-hysterical hilarity.
November 19, 2018
1974's "The Year Without a Santa Claus" is a real favorite among the hard-core aficionados of its stop-motion specials. You've got the Heat Miser, the Snow Miser, plus the two elves, Jingle and Jangle. What's not to love?
November 19, 2018
[It] melds the big heart and "true Christmas spirit" of previous specials with the bonkers, hallucinatory imagery of those to come-leaving behind only the slightest hint of treacle.