it used to be such a big deal when Christmas and ANY holiday specials were aired, cartoons, live action or the awesome Rankin-Bass specials. while this isn't one of my favorite ones, it does have this great song in it. I heard they made another Heat Miser/Snow Miser Xmas special, but I've never seen it. I've never seen the live action version either.
guess which one I like more? and go ahead, try to stop singing this song now! this isn't stop-motion animation per se, but replacement animation, where they used different dolls in different positions. still way more charming than cg.