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The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
  • NR
  • 51m
  • 1974
Fresh90%
Common Sense Media Iconage 4+
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Mrs. Santa Claus tells the story of the year that Santa Claus, feeling ill and unwanted, decided to take a holiday. But when the elves show Santa all the toys they are preparing--and the children eagerly awaiting Christmas--Santa dons his red suit and drives his gift-laden sleigh for his annual rounds in this stop-motion animated family special.
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Fresh90%
Critics Consensus: Have no fear! Mrs Claus spreads holiday cheer in The Year Without Santa, a holiday classic full of unforgettable songs and characters that stays true to the Christmas spirit.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Classic '70s Christmas tale has some very mild peril.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Year Without a Santa Claus is a 1974 Rankin/Bass animated made-for-TV special for young kids. Santa, feeling under the weather and certain that the world is low on Christmas spirit, cancels Christmas. Mrs. Claus, elves, and reindeer conspire to prove that the world still has the spirit and believes in Santa. The animated characters encounter peril -- hot- and cold-blowing evil brothers and a reindeer in the dog pound -- but nothing too scary for most younger kids.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date:December 10, 1974
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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