Year Without A Santa Claus, The: Deluxe Edition
From Rankin/Bass studios come three holiday favorites boasting delightful stop-motion animation, catchy songs and a family-pleasing stories. Headlining the trio is the newly remastered The Year Without A Santa Claus, in which weary St. Nick (voiced by Mickey Rooney) foregoes his gift-giving journey, leaving Mrs. Claus (Shirley Booth) and two elves to revive the Christmas spirit in Santa and the world's children. Roger Miller spins the saga of gentle Nestor The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, an outcast chosen for an important task: escorting a certain expectant couple to Bethlehem. In Rudolph's Shiny New Year, Father Time (Red Skelton) drafts the brave red-nosed reindeer to recover the missing New Year Baby.