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The year without a Santa Claus

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Deluxe ed. ; full screen version.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Rudolph's shiny New Year cast: Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam, Hal Peary, Paul Frees, Billie Richards.

Publication Information

Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


The year without a Santa Claus: When Santa decides to take Christmas off, two elves go to find children to convince Santa to come back, but first they have to get past the Heat Miser and the Snow Miser. Nestor the long-eared Christmas donkey: An outcast donkey escorts an expectant couple to Bethlehem. Rudolph's shiny new year: Father Time asks Rudolph to find the missing New Year baby.


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Year without a Santa Claus based on the book by Phyllis McGinley.

Nestor, the long-eared Christmas donkey based on the song by Gene Autry, Don Primer, Dave Burgess.

Year without a Santa Claus originally broadcast on television in 1974; Nestor, the long-eared donkey originally broadcast on television in 1977; Rudolph's shiny New Year originally broadcast on television in 1976.

Special features: Festive new featurette: "We are Santa's elves:" profiling Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass; Festive new featurette: "Stop motion 101:" stop-motion masters the Chiodo Brothers show how it's done step by step.


  • The year without a Santa Claus / teleplay by William Keenan
  • Nestor, the long-eared Christmas Donkey / written by Romeo Muller
  • Rudolph's shiny New Year / written by Romeo Muller ; story by Robert L. May.

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