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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.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Jingle and Jangle's impromptu Vaudeville routine when Mrs. Claus calls.
    Jingle: Hello Mrs. Claus. Yes, Mrs Claus! Right away Mrs. Claus! Goodbye Mrs. Claus.
    Jangle: Who was that?
    Jingle: That was...D'OH!
    • Pretty much every time the Miser Brothers bicker with each other.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming / Tear Jerker: The "Blue Christmas" sequence, anyone? Seeing all the children of the world banding together to tell Santa that they love him and cannot fathom Christmas without him simply had to melt a few hearts.
    • A Miser Brothers Christmas has Snow Miser and Heat Miser finally getting along and succeeding in saving Christmas. To hammer the point home, we even see Snow Miser deliver a present to a kid who lives in a warm climate, Heat Miser deliver a present to a kid who lives in an icy climate, and then the brothers give a present to one another. They also reprise each other's songs once they decide to end their feud!
  • 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!"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The Miser brothers, which led to them getting their own special several decades later.
  • Evil Is Cool: See "Ensemble Darkhorse" above.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Many prefer to forget about the live-action remake that aired on NBC in 2006.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Somewhat stronger than mere implications: despite just finishing an entire musical number about the idea, Mrs. Claus abandons her initial plan to substitute for Santa simply because Jingle and Jangle recognized her — when she wasn't wearing anything that counted as a disguise. She then hands over almost all plot advancement to male characters — at least until it comes time to talk to Mother Nature.
    • Santa Claus replacing Mrs. Claus in her role of the story in the live-action remake.

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