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Gift Wrapped (1952)

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Sylvester gets a rubber mouse for Christmas, but he much prefers Granny's gift: a new Tweety Bird.

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Sylvester / Tweety / Dog (voice)
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It's Christmas Day in the home of Granny, and her pet cat Sylvester delights at chasing her new Tweety Bird and takes fright at the bulldog unwrapped from under the tree. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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[first lines]
Narrator: 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
Sylvester: You're just not whistling Dixie, brother!
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Edited into Fright Before Christmas (1979) See more »

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The Sun Dance
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Music by Leo Friedman
Played when Sylvester emerges with bow and arrow
Also played when Sylvester and Granny shoot arrows
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Artwork Really Captures Christmas
17 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another winner from the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume Two, with fantastic artwork that captures the colorful Christmas setting magnificently.

We open with a beautiful depiction of an old house under a snowfall. It's "the night before Christmas and all through the night...."

Sylvester interrupts the calm narrative voice and spits out "oh, goody, Santy Clause has been here and I've been a good pussycat" as he admires all the gifts under the tree. He opens one of them and discovers a rubber mouse, which doesn't exactly thrill him. In seconds, he hears a bird singing "Jingle Bells." It's Tweety in his cage, gift-wrapped "to Granny." Sylvester switches tags and puts "to kitty" on the birdcage instead.

Suffice to say, without spoiling anything, Sylvester is not in Christmas spirit, only wanting to eat Tweety, and when a big bulldog jumps out of another present and eats Sylvester, Granny has to keep on top of things or there will be nothing left of either Tweety or Sylvester.

Granny sums it up best: "Land sakes alive: what a house!"


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