The Year Without a Santa Claus (dual layered DVD) is a timeless classic that youre going to love rewatching and your child is going to love discovering. This fantastic Rankin/Bass Christmas tale was introduced to television viewers in 1974 and is based on the 1956 book by Phyllis McGinley. The style of Rankin/Bass became very popular during this era, especially in seasonal movies, its a classic look that still holds its own. In The Year Without a Santa Claus we not only get to learn more about Santa Claus, but we get to meet some of the best remembered characters with Heat Miser and Snow Miser. There are also a number of incredible Christmas songs that will leave you humming them way into August. Family viewing just doesnt get any better than this. Gender: unisex.