The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

Movie Summary

At the North Pole, the Christmas rush is on. Everyone from elves to reindeer are merrily preparing for Santa Claus’s yearly sleigh ride. Everyone except Santa! Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation.

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2022 Dates, Times, and Channels

12/02/22 – 10:00pm on AMC
12/03/22 – 12:45am on AMC
12/11/22 – 4:45pm on AMC
12/12/22 – 12:01am on AMC
12/14/22 – 6:45pm on AMC
12/17/22 – 5:30am on AMC
12/17/22 – 11:15am on AMC
12/23/22 – 6:45pm on AMC
12/24/22 – 2:00am on AMC
12/24/22 – 2:45pm on AMC
12/25/22 – 6:00am on AMC

This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on the AMC Channel. For a complete schedule of dates and times, please click here.

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)

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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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