Christmas eve, and Sniffles is determined to stay awake to see Santa. Not an easy task.

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Sniffles is determined to stay up until midnight on Christmas Eve in order to see Santa Claus. As the time grows later, and his eyelids grow heavier, Sniffles desperately tries to rid his home of all sleep-inducing sights and sounds, but no matter how hard he tries, he just can't seem to stay awake. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Edited into Tom and Jerry Christmas Special (1987) See more »

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Don't ya know, "sniff" it out.
7 September 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Taking a slight break from their usual stuff, the Chuck Jones crowd made this short about mouse Sniffles trying to stay awake on Christmas Eve so that he can meet Santa Claus...if he can. There have been so many overly sugary Christmas stories that it's neat to see one that functions as sort of a time capsule. "Bedtime for Sniffles" portrays the titular character listening to the radio, and it's clearly one of those 1940s broadcasts.

Anyway, it's an OK way to pass time. You probably won't have any kind of religious experience, but it doesn't pretend to be that kind of cartoon. I wonder if Sniffles appeared in any other cartoons.

Haxwell Mouse...Ha!


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