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The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)

Thoroughly disgruntled, Santa (Goodman) opts to take a year off from delivering presents, until a young man helps him rediscover the meaning of the holidays.


Ron Underwood


Larry Wilson (teleplay), Tom Martin (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... Santa Claus
Chris Kattan ... Sparky
Ethan Suplee ... Jangle
Dylan Minnette ... Iggy Thistlewhite
Eddie Griffin ... Jingle
Delta Burke ... Mrs. Claus
Harvey Fierstein ... Heat Miser
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Officer Jefferson
Michael McKean ... Snow Miser
Aaron Beelner ... Ring Announcer
Jody Thompson ... Clop
Andrea Powell ... Julie Kadlubowski-Sanchez
Matthew Carroll Matthew Carroll ... Dog catcher
Carol Kane ... Mother Nature
Jack Watkins ... Boothe


Thoroughly disgruntled, Santa (Goodman) opts to take a year off from delivering presents, until a young man helps him rediscover the meaning of the holidays.

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy








Release Date:

23 December 2009 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Aasta ilma jõuluvanata See more »

Filming Locations:

Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


'John Goodman' has also played Santa on "Futurama (1999)" and in the Animated remake of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. He would also play him in the 2012 "SpongeBob SquarePants" Christmas Special, 'It's a SpongeBob Christmas'. See more »


Referenced in Best of the Worst: Ninja Movies (2014) See more »


The Snow Miser Song
Performed by Michael McKean
Original Music Composed by Maury Laws
Original Lyrics by Jules Bass
From the 1974 TV special, The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
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Worst movie (or what part I actually watched) I've seen in years
20 April 2007 | by ladyauctioneerSee all my reviews

I was actually fortunate enough to watch part of the filming of this movie in Natchitoches, LA and never would have believed how bad it was when it hit the screen. I was sorely disappointed for many reasons including the fact that they filmed this during the hottest time of the year expecting the extra's to wear winter coats, sweaters & other items so hot that many were suffering from heat exhaustion...even Santa. The extra's were not even paid extra's. They wanted 1,000 and I think were lucky to get 100 if that but I know not near as many showed up in the 90-100 degree weather sporting their winter attire.

I had TIVO'd the movie for my grand children to watch around the holidays and ended up deleting it before I even watched it all the way through.

The grand kids weren't disappointed at Christmas because I had recorded many of the "good" Christmas specials for them and didn't make them suffer through this one.

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