Exclusive! DHM Takes Us Down Memory Lane With Tom Whalen’s “The Year Without A Santa Claus” Print!

Sometimes I feel as if Dark Hall Mansion and Tom Whalen have secret access to my fondest memories.  Growing up in the 70’s, kids, me included, were spoiled with tons of fantastic holiday classic TV shows. For me, 1974 Rankin-Bass stop-motion, animated television special, “The Year Without A Santa Claus” ranks amongst my all-time favorites.

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Mrs. Claus takes the lead in this one, you have two jolly elves, Jingle and Jangle, and my personal favorites, the Miser Brothers rounding out the cast.  I can remember singing along in complete joy as each brother, “the big ham”  Snow Miser and then Heat Miser, told their stories through their irresistible songs.



Dark Hall Mansion enlisted the talents of one of today’s biggest and brightest artists, Tom Whalen, to evoke the emotion and bliss of the holiday special.  As usual, Tom has delivered pure excellence and upon seeing these prints, I couldn’t help but smile.

“The Year Without a Santa Claus” limited edition prints go on sale next Thursday, November 13th on Dark Hall Mansion’s dedicated store page here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/ at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 12 PM PST.

“The Year Without a Santa Claus” Standard Edition of 280 $65
“The Year Without a Santa Claus” Variant Edition of 50 $100
“The Year Without a Santa Claus” Foil Edition of 10 (based on STD artwork) $150
“The Year Without a Santa Claus” Foil Edition of 10 (based on Variant artwork) $150

(All editions are full 8-color prints, measure 18″ x 24,” and are fully screen printed.) 

These prints are officially licensed by Warner Bros. Entertainment and I think you will agree, they are pretty awesome.


“The Year Without A Santa Claus” (Standard Edition)


“The Year Without A Santa Claus” (Standard Edition)

Here is what Dark Hall Mansion had to say about the project.  A timeless Rankin-Bass masterpiece from 1974, “The Year Without a Santa Claus” is also one of the most touching holiday classics, for good reason, and Tom surprised even himself with his striking composition and sheer amount of happenings within a single 18″ x 24″ canvas: Santa weighing the faith of children around the world as to their belief in him, elves frantically racing to rescue one of Santa’s reindeer fallen ill to warm weather, a Miser Brothers singing stand-off that must be seen AND heard, and all beautifully resolved as Santa’s faith is rewarded seeing the children of the world, united, to instead bring him a gift this Christmas. But enough talk, turn up the Miser’s song, enjoy the beauty of Tom’s artwork (come on, those Miser minions!) and let his adorable Santa bring the holiday cheer into your home!

Thank you once again collectors! For making some of THE most memorable classics and projects come to life. We cannot thank you all enough and trust this release puts a smile on everyone’s face this holiday season! Cannot encourage you all enough to share this classic film with children, family, and friends as they’ll all thank you, we assure you, no one can resist smiling and singing along to the Miser Bros, and if not already familiar, know they’ll soon become a part of your holiday traditions too. We wish you and your loved ones a healthy, happy and wonderful Holiday season and a Most Merry Christmas from everyone at the Mansion, God bless.- DHM

I know where I will be on November 13th between 9:30 AM PST and 12 PM PST!  Be sure to follow Dark Hall Mansion using the following links:





If you don’t already, be sure to follow Tom Whalen using THESE links.  This guy must work 24 hours a day because he is ALWAYS announcing new prints! Be SURE to use that STORE link to pick up some prints that will DEFINITELY make your walls look better.






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