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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1941 (USA) See more »

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Not Even a Mouse See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The third Tom and Jerry cartoon released into theaters. See more »

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Followed by Tot Watchers (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night, Holy Night
(1818)
Music by Franz Xaver Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
Chorus: The Debutantes and The King's Men (all uncredited)
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The cutest Tom and Jerry short
6 March 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short is reasonably good, has good background art and detail work and is a staple on The Cartoon Network around the holidays. It has to be the cutest Tom and Jerry that I've seen. It almost becomes a little too cute in spots, but just hits the right grace notes at the end. Tom and Jerry were still new as characters and were just beginning to develop as characters. Traces of what they would become are shown here and there. Not a great Tom and Jerry cartoon, but entertaining and a good Christmas cartoon. Recommended.


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