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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2009
I bought this for my 11-year old and he LOVES it! In fact, he's already watched it three times.
Because I'm a fan of the old-school Rankin/Bass stop-motion cartoons, including The Year Without a Santa Claus, I thought the Miser Brothers' Christmas would be a nice addition to our holiday collection (especially since the Heat Miser song has been a staple with me for decades!)
Even my husband liked this 44-minute DVD. In a nutshell, Mother Nature has a family reunion with her "children", including The Tides, Earthquake, North Wind and the Miser Brothers (Heat Miser and Snow Miser).
The narcissistic lavender-hued North Wind poses an unusual question during the meeting: if something happened to Santa Claus, who would deliver the presents to the good children? Since the North Pole falls under the domain of the North Wind, it's determined that he would be in charge.
Enter evil plan to destroy Santa and take over Christmas!
Will the Heat Miser and Snow Miser be able to put aside their differences to help Santa? And what happens when Santa throws out his back right before Christmas? Who sabotaged Santa's sleigh...and can elf Tinsel, chief engineer, remedy the situation?
The animation is fantastic in this DVD (yes, it appears to be stop-motion!) The hair of the Heat Miser is especially cool, as is the slick icy mane of the Snow Miser.
If you enjoyed the Miser Brothers in The Year Without a Santa Claus, I think you and your children will like A Miser Brothers' Christmas. I know we did!
-- Janet Boyer, author of Back in Time Tarot