Welcome Rebels to another PINK SATURDAY hosted by Ms. Beverly who
has also made this week FAVORITE HOLIDAY MOVIE as well.
Well... guess what my fav is??? Can you tell???
THE YEAR WITHOUT SANTA CLAUS....
Released on December 10th (uh um..date today?) 1974
is based on Phyllis McGinley's book of the same name.
The show is set in the 1920's and is narrated by Shirley Booth (as Ms. Claus)
Santa is voiced by Mickey Rooney.
The story is based upon how Santa wakes up with a cold and is told by his Dr. that he should make some changes to his routine on Christmas. Santa decides to take a holiday and leave it up to the elves, Jingle and Jangle to find people who still believe in Santa Claus. The elves run into trouble in a Southern State though when their baby reindeer Vixen is mistaken as a dog and taken to the pound. At the pound...she sickens in the heat, the towns Mayor agrees to free the reindeer if Jingle and Jangle prove they are Santa's magical elves by making it snow in "South town" on Christmas Day. Figuring into the storyline are MY FAVORITES!!! Heat Miser and his step brother Snow Miser. Mrs. Claus comes to ask them both to work out a compromise to permit snow in South town, which is Heat Miser's territory..he only agrees if Snow Miser will surrender the North Pole to his control for one day. When they refuse to cooperate, Ms. Claus goes to their mother....Mother Nature..who forces them to compromise.
In the meantime..Santa dresses up in civilians clothes in order to find and rescue Vixen and ends up finding people who still believe in Santa Claus and the spirit of Christmas. He even finds children who are willing to make him presents if he decides to take a holiday! One little girl though is sad to miss Santa on Christmas Eve and she writes..Blue Christmas...
Touched by all the evidence he has seen of caring and generosity.. he decides to load up his sleigh and make his Christmas eve journey after all...
I suppose it's the variety.. the comedy..the sadness..the belief and the magic.....
(not to mention 2 little rebels!)
that make me love this movie so much...
Needless to say humming along to some of the songs ain't to bad either!
If you haven't seen it.. YOU MUST!!
and to add to this week's post...I'll add a little PINK!
These are just a few hints of what one of the Christmas tree's theme is going to based on...
Have a wonderful PINK SATURDAY!
And enjoy your movie night!
Make sure you hop over to Ms. Beverly's blog
to see other Favorite Holiday Movies....or a little Pink!