"The Year Without a Santa Claus," an NBC movie of the week, airs Dec. 11. The corporate website has posted an extended clip. It features the show's lively musical number. Click here, and then click on "watch a special extended preview."
"Without a Santa" was shot in Natchitoches and Shreveport during the dog days of summer, much to John Goodman's overwhelming sense of joy. He recalled during a teleconference: "It was the Santa diet. I lost ten pounds every day."
In an unrelated story, Goodman now weighs a negative forty pounds.
Photo: Harvey Fierstein as Heatmiser, John Goodman as Santa Claus, Michael McKean as Coldmiser-- NBC Photo: Bill Matlock. Not for reuse.