Sora's Adventures of The Year Without a Santa Claus

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The Year Without a Santa Claus


Haley Joel Osment
Tony Anselmo
Bill Farmer
Cole Coplan
Joshua Tucci
Ross Lynch
Laura Marano
Raini Rodriguez
Calum Worthy
Dove Cameron
Alyson Stoner
Grace Phipps
Garrett Clayton
Junius Matthews
Len Carlson
Adrian Truss
Dick Van Dyke
Sally Ann Howes
Shirley Booth
Mickey Rooney
Dick Shawn
George S. Irving
Bob McFadden
Bradley Bolke
Rhonda Mann

Narrated by

Shirley Booth

Music by

Maury Laws

Production company

Rankin/Bass Productions
Disney Channel
The Sterling Smith Operation Studios

Distributed by

Disney–ABC Domestic Television

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Santa Claus wakes up with a cold after Thanksgiving but "not quite yet Christmas"—according to Mrs. Claus. He is told by his doctor–who thinks that nobody cares about Christmas any more–that he should make some changes to his routine. Santa decides to take a holiday instead of delivering gifts, and leaves it to the elves, Jingle and Jangle, to find proof that people still believe in Santa Claus.

The elves take Santa's youngest reindeer Vixen, but they are shot down between the Miser Bros.' fortresses. Traveling on, they become lost in Southtown, a small town in the Southern United States. They receive a citation from a policeman for "riding a vixen the wrong way on a one-way street, crossing the white line, and wearing funny-looking clothes on a Sunday." They try to disguise Vixen as a dog, but Vixen is captured and sent to the dog pound, where she becomes very sick. They befriend a boy named Ignatius "Iggy" Thistlewhite and visit the skeptical Mayor of Southtown. The Mayor laughs hysterically at their story but agrees to free Vixen if Jingle and Jangle prove that they are elves by making it snow in Southtown on Christmas Day.

On their behalf, Mrs. Claus visits the Miser Bros. to ask Snow Miser to make it snow in Southtown. Snow Miser declares that the town is under Heat Miser's control. Mrs. Claus proposes a compromise. Heat Miser will agree only if Snow Miser will surrender the North Pole to his control. When Snow Miser refuses, Mrs. Claus appeals to their mother, Mother Nature, who forces them to compromise.

Santa, dressed in civilian clothes, arrives in Southtown to rescue Vixen. He discovers that some people still believe in him and in the spirit of Christmas when all the world's children make him presents. This sets off headlines around the world.

One little girl is saddened by Santa's decision to skip his Christmas Eve journey, and she writes that she'll have a "Blue Christmas." Touched by all the caring and generosity, Santa decides to pack the sleigh and make his Christmas Eve journey after all, including a public stop in a snowy Southtown. On Christmas Day, the children of Southtown were very happy with their presents they found under their trees; even Ignatius have his own bicycle and gives his parents their presents as Mrs. Claus explains that for "yearly, newly, faithfully and truly," Santa somehow always comes. The special ends with a reprise of the title song in the present as Santa got up from his bed to dress himself, and with his reindeer hitched up and his sleigh loaded with gifts, he took off to bring the joy of Christmas to the children of the world.


Jiminy Cricket, The Vultures, Zazu, Uncle Gizmo, Pappy Polie, Karen Rooney, Mr. Potts and Truly Scrumptious will Guest Star in This Film.

This is the First Kingdom Hearts/Rankin-Bass Crossover includes Karen Rooney.

This film is dedicated in memory of George S. Irving who Died in December 26, 2016.