Despite boasting such a stellar cast, The Year Without a Santa Claus is a disappointing mix of a slow plot, poor writing, and subpar visual effects. The holiday season wouldn't be the joyous occasion we all know and love without Santa Claus, his elves, and that sleigh with eight tiny reindeer soaring through the sky delivering gifts all over the world to good little girls and boys. Claus and two spunky little elves, Jingle and Jangle, set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. It made me happy to be able to share a classic like this with my grandkids that I know their mom loves too. In this special a donkey that helps brings Mary to Bethlehem.
Did they make the story better or worse? With that said, here are a few ways you can watch The Year Without a Santa Claus this year! Just fill out the account information below. This review is for the Blu-ray version. What portions of the book were changed for the movie? Claus imagining herself impersonating the vacationing Santa. But that doesn't sit well with Mrs Claus. Chris Kattan's presence is definitely a high point, and his hysterical portrayal of a deviously ambitious elf looking to make his mark on Christmas often carries the scenes he's in.
First, foremost, and most obviously, you can watch it during holiday movie event. An adult chugs a beer in front of a young boy, and a man in a Santa suit drinks from a flask while tending to a donation can on the street. Older kids more used to today's seamless, computer-generated animation may find this 1974 show's stop-action movement creaky and outdated. Claus negotiate with the Miser Brothers for a day of snow in a Southern town that hasn't seen the white stuff in a hundred years, and that instills spirit in many. Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. She sends the elves to a small town in the American South to find the proof, but they immediately get ticketed for riding a reindeer the wrong way on a one-way street.
Then again that is just my opinion This special is a true classic. The Year Without a Santa is a Classic and should be seen by all. How do you think that makes Santa feel? This also has Rudolph's Shiny New Year and Nestor The Long Eared Christmas Donkey as bonus movies. His head elf, Sparky , also seems sucked into materialism. Why is it special to you? Yeah, I didn't think so. This movie is a tradition for so many that we want to ensure fans don't miss it this year.
A dog catcher snatches her and cages her at the pound. Santa Claus, feeling poorly and convinced that people don't care about Christmas anymore, decides to cancel his annual sleigh ride around the world. Snow Miser wants to make everything really cold and Heat Miser wants to make everything melt. However, it does look like the Internet is our friend when it comes to watching Jingle and Jangle ride reindeer or according to Southtown, a dog! An evil vulture called Eon the Terrible is supposed to live for exactly one Eon after which he will turn into ice and snow and disintegrate. Families with tweens and teens might enjoy the character-based humor this movie offers, but if your kids are little, they'll probably be turned off by the grumpy, sarcastic Santa and general lack of holiday spirit that exists for most of the show. Aided by a magical snowfall, they reawaken the spirit of Christmas in children's hearts and put Santa back in action.
Children cry when they realize that Santa doesn't know they believe in him. Nestor the Long Ear Christmas Donkey is not as well known as the others but it is still a gem. Shirley Booth has the perfect old-fashioned school teacher-y voice, having fun with a Mrs. So Christmas is officially canceled, as headlines everywhere report. They ruined a very special memory from my childhood and that's what prompted me to come to Amazon to try and find the uncut versions of the Rankin Bass Christmas classics. This line edited to remove you pee see.
Claus dispatches two elves out into the world to prove to Santa wrong. Besides if you knew you were going to die wouldn't you do everything you could to prevent it. Santa seems a bit depressed about the lack of Christmas spirit, but when he meets good people he realizes that they still believe. But 4- and 5-year-olds may still be able to appreciate the way this resembles a recorded puppet show, a kind of old-style cartoon with its own set of charms. They aren't all the same. Claus, elves, and reindeer conspire to prove that the world still has the spirit and believes in Santa. To make matters worse, the reindeer poses as a dog to fit in and is hauled away by a dog-catcher.
Hearing his innocent elves are struggling down in the big world, a disguised Santa hops on a sturdier reindeer to find the elves. I fully understand why Rankin-Bass would want to make another Holiday Special that featured Rudolph. This special really gained a huge following once it hit Home Video. In an effort to save Christmas Mrs. The Year Without a Santa Claus may introduce the notion of not believing in Santa to some children for the first time, and parents may want to be ready for that discussion. It's about the year Santa Claus woke up with a cold and decided to take a vacation. Discouraged, Santa decides to take the year off.
Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. Do you like getting presents? In this live-action movie, Santa is frustrated that the true meaning of Christmas has been lost forever. That special was syndicated for years. Aided by a magical snowfall, they reawaken the spirit of Christmas in children's hearts and put Santa back in action. Sad children write notes and send gifts to Santa, turning Christmas into a holiday of giving and loving rather than one of receiving. Eager to prove him wrong, she and the two quirky elves Jingle and Jangle set out to find some proof of the Christmas spirit.
Claus is determined to prove to her husband that people do believe in him, hoping that will spur him to jump in his sleigh and deliver presents all around the world. ! But while he's making plans to pack up and move with Mrs. Whether you're , , or being , there's no right or wrong way to watch Christmas movies. Probably best watched while drunk. You will require an account to build your own soundboard or buy sound tracks.