OK, we were skeptical when we first heard about the
remake of Rankin/Bass' 1974 classic holiday special The Year Without a Santa Claus,
but the more we learned, the more eager we were to see this new version! The
TV movie sports an
impressive cast including John Goodman and Delta Burke as Santa & Mrs. Claus,
Eddie Griffin and Ethan Suplee as Jingle & Jangle, Carol Kane as Mother Nature, Harvey Fierstein
as Heat Miser, Michael McKean as Snow Miser, and Chris Kattan as Sparky the Elf! Directed by
Ron Underwood (City Slickers, Mighty Joe Young), and screenplay by Tom Martin
(It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, The Muppets' Wizard of Oz),
this two-hour movie shows some promise! We aren't aware of an air date as yet, but the dvd will be
available on December 21st of this year.
(Click here to pre-order at amazon.com.)
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Click here to hear the Miser Brothers' song!
Photos provided by John LaLonde.