Snow Miser

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Snow Miser
Snowmiser74shawn.jpg
Snow Miser
First appearance"The Year Without a Santa Claus" (1974)
Last appearance"A Miser Brothers Christmas" (2008)
Created byRankin Bass
Portrayed byDick Shawn (1974)
Michael McKean (2006)
Juan Chioran (2008)
 
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Snow Miser
Snowmiser74shawn.jpg
Snow Miser
First appearance"The Year Without a Santa Claus" (1974)
Last appearance"A Miser Brothers Christmas" (2008)
Created byRankin Bass
Portrayed byDick Shawn (1974)
Michael McKean (2006)
Juan Chioran (2008)

Snow Miser is a character from the Rankin/Bass-produced 1974 stop-motion animated Christmas special The Year Without a Santa Claus. Snow Miser was voiced by actor/comedian Dick Shawn.

In the special, Snow Miser controlled cold weather all over the Earth; his archnemesis is his half-brother, Heat Miser. Mother Nature herself is their mother.

Snow Miser's a Jack Frost-like being, with an icicle cane and the ability to freeze objects at will. As he sings in his "The Snow Miser Song" ("whatever I touch turns to snow in my clutch"), he freezes objects with a touch or causes them to burst into snowflakes (as well as restore the objects he transforms into snowflakes). He can also project cold from his hands or mouth to form objects of solid ice. As suggested by his name, he prefers cold weather ("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!"). Snow Miser lives in an ice castle and is attended to by a host of miniature versions of himself. He defends his domain fiercely, yet unlike his stepbrother Heat Miser, is gregarious and generally friendly.

Other appearances[edit]

Collectibles[edit]

Action figures based on The Year Without a Santa Claus were produced by Palisades Toys in 2002 and included Snow Miser, Heat Miser, and their tiny clone-like assistants. The figures were re-released by NECA in late 2006. Plushes of both figures were also released.

Song[edit]

Both the Snow Miser and Heat Miser sing a song known commonly as the Snow Miser song or Heat Miser song.

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!

(Spoken by Snow Miser) 'That's right!

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.

He's too much!

I never want to know a day that's over forty degrees,

I'd rather it thirty, twenty, ten, five, and let it freeze!

He's Mister White Christmas

He's Mister Snow!

(Spoken:That's right!)

He's Mister Icicle,

He's Mister Ten Below!

Friends call me Snow Miser,

What ever I touch

Turns to snow in my clutch!

Too much.

Too much!

See also[edit]