Never did see The Year Without a Santa Claus when I was little. ‘Twas only a couple of years ago when they began rerunning entire back catalog of Rankin-Bass specials on cable that I first heard the infamous Snow Miser/Heat Miser song. AND IT’S STILL. STUCK. IN. HEAD. OW.
It is kinda fun to watch the Rankin-Bass folks sink more and more into insanity the further they get away from Rudolph and Frosty. By the time they got to this special, they were throwing in Mother Nature and Elvis music alongside Santa and the reindeer. Wasn’t there also a special with Santa and leprechauns or something? I might have made that one up, not sure.