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The Night Before Christmas (1941)

Well, a mouse *is* stirring... And he's having fun playing with the toys, until he mistakes Tom for a stuffed toy and wakes him up.
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It's snowy and cold outside, and warm inside where Jerry squeezes past a mousetrap to cavort under a present-laden Christmas tree. Mistaking the sleeping Tom for a plush toy, Jerry wakes the cat and a mad chase ensues. Various toys come to Jerry's rescue as he dashes about. Mistletoe is his final refuge before he must escape to the outdoors just ahead of Tom's claws. Out in the snow, he may become a mouse Popcycle, and unless Christmas peace can descend, Tom may be in for a nasty surprise as well. Can the lads find the spirit of the season? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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3 December 1941 (USA)  »

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Not Even a Mouse  »

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The last pre-war Tom and Jerry short. See more »

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Followed by Puttin' on the Dog (1944) See more »

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Jingle Bells
(1857)
Written by James Pierpont
Played by studio orchestra
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A cute one
29 December 2003 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It is the night before Christmas and Tom and Jerry have their usual fight. After a while Jerry goes outside and Tom makes sure that Jerry can't get back in. After a while Tom feels guilty and with the spirit of Christmas he lets Jerry back in. This is a cute short with Tom and Jerry with the heart on the right place. The start is also pretty funny.


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