YMMV / The Year Without a Santa Claus

  • Accidental Innuendo:
    Officer: I pulled you over for riding a riding a what's that thing?
    Jingle: This is Vixen.
    Officer: Riding a Vixen the wrong way down a one-way street.
  • Adaptation Displacement: Not many people are aware of the original poem that the special is based on (and the fact that the Miser Brothers weren't in the original poem).
  • Anticlimax Boss: Mother Nature is hyped up to be a dangerous, hot-headed woman, whom even her vicious children fear. The main characters are nervous but bravely go to confront her... only to have a charming friendly lunch with her and have all of their problems peacefully solved without any hesitation from Mother Nature.
  • Contested Sequel: A Miser Brothers Christmas has a rather divisive reception. Some consider it a travesty and some find it to be a worthy follow-up to the original special.
  • Ear Worm: Both of the Misers' Image Songs:
    • "I'm Mr. White Christmas! I'm Mr. Snow!/ I'm Mr. Icicle! I'm Mr. 10 below! / Friends call me Snow Miser whatever I touch / Turns to snow in my clutch! / I'm too much!"
    • "I'm Mr. Green Christmas! I'm Mr. Sun! / I'm Mr. Heat Blister! I'm Mr. 101! / They call me Heat Miser whatever I touch / Starts to melt in my clutch! / I'm too much!"
    • The song the elves sing in the beginning of A Miser Brothers' Christmas also counts.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The Miser brothers, which led to them getting their own special several decades later.
    • The same goes for the live-action version, but only for Michael Mckean's Snow Miser, as he seems to be the only one in the whole thing having fun.
  • Evil Is Cool: See "Ensemble Darkhorse" above.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Many prefer to forget about the live-action remake that aired on NBC in 2006.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Snow Miser's reluctance to let Heat Miser make it sunny in the North Pole has become much more reasonable due to research into global warming, which ironically has caused winters in the south to become colder.
  • Ho Yay: The Heat and Snow Misers get some in A Miser Brothers' Christmas.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: After seeing it the first time, the real reason you'll see it again is because of the Miser brothers. Mostly because of those SONGS.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Okay, so they've got slightly larger parts. The one thing people remember from this special is the Miser Brothers, in no small part because of those SONGS. Half this page is devoted to the guys, even.
  • Signature Scene: The Miser Brothers and those SONGS.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Three guesses as to whom this applies to. No points after the first guess. note