How well do you actually remember The Year Without a Santa Claus?

Prove you remember the best Christmas there ever was...

In 1974, Rankin/Bass turned Phyllis McGinley's 1956 book The Year Without a Santa Claus into an instant Christmas special classic.

With memorable characters and a plot with more twists than the reindeer's route on Christmas Eve, there's no holiday movie quite like it.

Do you remember every song and sigh of this holiday special's sentimental story? See how many questions you can get right below. 

Only those with the most Christmas spirit will get through the quiz unscathed by Heat Miser's bolt. Good luck!
  1. It's called The Year Without a Santa Claus. What happened to Santa?
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  2. What’s the name of the city where Santa's elves go to seek proof of that the Christmas spirit still exists?
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  3. What are these two elves’ names?
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  4. In her song, who does Mrs. Claus say can be Santa?
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  5. What do the elves dress the reindeer as to hide his identity?
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  6. How long has it been since it snowed in the town where Iggy lives?
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  7. In his song, what’s NOT another nickname Snow Miser gives himself?
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  8. In his song, Heat Miser says he never wants to see a day beneath how many degrees?
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  9. How are Snow Miser and Heat Miser related?
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  10. Who lives here?
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  11. The letter Santa receives at the end of the special quotes which Christmas carol?
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  12. Which of Santa's reindeers are the only ones to feature heavily in the plot?
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  13. Does Santa Claus show up on Christmas Day in the end?
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How well do you actually remember The Year Without a Santa Claus?

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idkwut2use 9 months ago
Got 'em all--I'm rather a Rankin/Bass expert. ;}
Rickey 13 months ago
You got 7 out of 13
Oh snow! You missed a few...
Geronimo 21 months ago
Tough one......................10/13
stephaniestavropoulos 21 months ago
13/13. Hey, METV, how about a quiz on AYWASC sequel: The Miser Brothers Christmas. Anyone seen this?
CongoBill 21 months ago
10/13 -- I thought I'd do better. Seen this special so many times, but it has been a few years. :-)
Kirsten 21 months ago
HOW WELL DO YOU ACTUALLY REMEMBER THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS?

You got 13 out of 13
You're on fire! Santa approves of your Christmas spirit!
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JeanneH78 21 months ago
To clarify the first question, Santa wanted to skip Christmas because he was not only tired, he caught a terrible head cold. Mickey Rooney spoke as if he were congested the whole show, sniffling and blowing his nose so much it was red.
richardkel JeanneH78 21 months ago
It was a little of both. Santa was sick with a terrible cold, but he also felt tired and disappointed because people didn't really believe in the spirit of Christmas any more.
richardkel JeanneH78 21 months ago
13/13. one of my favorite Christmas specials. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is another. I have to watch these every year.
JamesReyes 21 months ago
I got 10 out of 13 , because it's been a while seeing it ever since.
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