The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

Movie Summary

When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his elves set out to change his mind.

The Year Without a Santa Claus originally premiered on ABC December 10, 1974.

Where can I watch The Year Without a Santa Claus online?

The Year Without a Santa Claus is available to stream from the following providers:

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Is The Year Without a Santa Claus available to buy on DVD?


Buy on DVD

When will The Year Without a Santa Claus air on TV in 2024?

Not airing this week

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on AMC. For a complete schedule of dates and times, view the AMC Best Christmas Ever schedule.

Year Released


Cast Includes

Shirley Booth (Mrs. Santa), Mickey Rooney (Santa Claus), Dick Shawn (Snow Miser), George S. Irving (Heat Miser), Bob McFadden (Jingle Bells), Rhoda Mann (Mother Nature), Bradley Bolke (Jangle Bells), Ron Marshall (Mr. Thistlewhite), Colin Duffy (Ignatious Thistlewhite)

Rate Movie:

4.7/5 - (12 votes)

The Year Without a Santa Claus Movie Trailer

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2 thoughts on “The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

  • December 12, 2022 at 8:45 PM

    Is it the original 1974 version? If so, THANK YOU… never stop playing this on cable!

  • November 28, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    Thank you! This is my favorite!

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