Disgusted by the city's anti-social Christmas cacophony, Harry and Tucker decide to ask Chester to come back to revive the holiday's true spirit.

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It's Christmastime in the city, but the loud mean-spiritedness of its human population is making it a misery for best friends, Harry the Cat and Tucker the Mouse. They resolve to try to bring back the holiday's warmth with the help of their friend, Chester C. Cricket, the musical insect. Chester agrees to this idea, but against this kind of noisy urban negativity, it will take a miracle for this trio to make a difference. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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14 December 1973 (USA)  »

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A drawing of Chuck Jones, the cartoon's producer/director, is among the collection of people in the cartoon's final montage. See more »

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Harry the Cat: [Reading from a Christmas book] "Merry voices and lighthearted laughter rang out. Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty; it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness... Gay and merry was the time; and gay and merry were at least four of the numerous hearts that were gladdened by its coming... Happy, happy Christmas. I heard the bells on Christmas day; Their old, familiar carols play; And wild and sweet, the words repeat of Peace on Earth, good will...
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Old Christmas special worth a look, esp. for Chuck Jones fans
19 December 2000 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

This cartoon, a sequel to the far superior A CRICKET IN TIMES SQUARE, re-unites the Bronx cat and mouse, as they seek out Chester, the musical savant cricket to bring back the holiday spirit to the cold and bitter big city. Not a bad cartoon, though Chuck Jones seems to be coasting on this one---until the final Christmas montage...which must rank among Jones' best work ever. The video, still available as a 'discount' purchase, is a must-see for that alone.


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