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Christmas Carol Countdown- Day 11

Day 11: Snow Miser and Heat Miser from The Year Without a Santa Claus

The 1974 Rankin-Bass stop motion classic The Year Without a Santa Claus contains many nice tunes, but none are quite as catchy as the Snow Miser and Heat Miser songs.

Written by Maury Laws and Jules Bass, the songs feature Dick Shawn as the Snow Miser, George S. Irving as his brother Heat Miser, and their respective minions singing the praises of cold and hot weather. Every once-in-a-while I’ll hear the Big Bad Voodoo Daddies’ version on the alternative station, but that’s about it. This song definitely deserves more airplay!

Snow Miser’s Version

Snow Miser: I’m Mister White Christmas, I’m Mister Snow.

I’m Mister Icicle; I’m Mister Ten below.

Friends call me Snow Miser, whatever I touch,

Turns to snow in my clutch.

I’m too much.

Minions: He’s Mister White Christmas, he’s Mister Snow.

Snow Miser: That’s right!

Minions: He’s Mister Icicle; he’s Mister Ten below.

Snow Miser: Friends call me Snow Miser, whatever I touch,

Turns to snow in my clutch.

I’m too much.

I never want to know a day that’s over 40 degrees,

I’d rather have it 30, 20, 10, 5 and let it freeze!

Minions: He’s Mister White Christmas, he’s Mister Snow.

Snow Miser: That’s right!

Minions: He’s Mister Icicle; he’s Mister Ten below.

Snow Miser: Friends call me Snow Miser, whatever I touch,

Turns to snow in my clutch.

Too much.

All: Too much!

Heat Miser’s Version

Heat Miser: I’m Mister Green Christmas, I’m Mister Sun.

I’m Mister Heat Blister, I’m Mister 101.

They call me Heat Miser, whatever I touch

Starts to melt in my clutch.

I’m too much.

Minions: He’s Mister Green Christmas, he’s Mister Sun.

He’s Mister Heat Blister, he’s Mister 101.

Heat Miser: They call me Heat Miser, whatever I touch

Starts to melt in my clutch.

Minions: He’s too much.

Heat Miser: Thank you.

I never want to know a day that’s under 60 degrees,

I’d rather have it 80, 90, 100 degrees!

(Speech)

Oh, some like it hot, but I like it really hot!

Minions: He’s Mister Green Christmas, he’s Mister Sun.

Heat Miser: Sing it!

Minions: He’s Mister Heat Blister, he’s Mister Hundred and One.

Heat Miser: They call me Heat Miser, whatever I touch

Starts to melt in my clutch.

I’m too much.

All: Too much!

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