Wednesday, July 12, 2006

never wanna know a day that's under 60 degrees

NBC has announced that a live action version of the animated classic, "The Year Without a Santa Claus," is being filmed this week in Shreveport and in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Locals can dress in holiday attire and volunteer as extras.

The news
reminded me of the time we put a cover of the Heat Miser and Snow Miser songs on the Kevin & Bean Christmas cassette. I like unusual cover songs and was greatly amused by the Heat Miser/Snow Miser medley submitted by a Russian band called Limpopo. More recently, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy covered the songs on their Christmas disc.

Here's the important part of the NBC press release:
When his devious head elf, Sparky (Chris Kattan), tells him that he must "keep up with the times" -- no matter how materialistic -- Santa Claus (John Goodman) resists, fearing that the holiday has become far too commercial. Convinced that no one believes in him anymore and that people have forgotten the real meaning of Christmas, Santa decides to take the year off and not deliver any gifts, much to the dismay of his two closest elves, Jingle (Ethan Suplee) and Jangle (Eddie Griffin). When Santa tells them that he doesn't think there are any children left who still care about the true spirit of Christmas, the two elves decide to prove him wrong.
Carol Kane will play Mother Nature but it doesn't say who will take the roles of her boys, Heat Miser and Snow Miser. Who should play the step-brothers?
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

A brother act would be best for sure. How about Owen and Luke Wilson? Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez? Tom and Dick Smothers (Mom always liked one best)

Anonymous Pam Mc said...

I have to agree with anonymous..My first thought was Luke and Owen Wilson....true brothers would be delightful in those roles.

Anonymous Frank's daughter said...

i thought snow miser looked a lot like James Woods. and heat miser should be a fat guy...who can do a good Richard Nixon impersonation

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should put the original composer of the song and the meaning of it to.


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