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* NobodyHereButUsStatues: In order to hide from Tom, Jerry stands to attention along a line of toy soldiers. Unfortunately, he still sticks out because the soldiers tower over him.


It is a WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry cartoon. It's Christmas Eve and Tom and Jerry are up to their usual antics. Jerry creeps out of his mouse hole and has fun for a while, bouncing around a teddy bear and goofing with a stuffed lion. But eventually he draws the attention of Tom, who chases him around for a while. Jerry winds up fleeing the house, exiting through the mail slot in the door--and then the cartoon takes a surprising turn.

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It is a WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry cartoon. It's Christmas Eve and Tom and Jerry are up to their usual antics. Jerry creeps out of his mouse hole MouseHole and has fun for a while, bouncing around a teddy bear and goofing with a stuffed lion. But eventually he draws the attention of Tom, who chases him around for a while. Jerry winds up fleeing the house, exiting through the mail slot in the door--and then the cartoon takes a surprising turn.



* AbsenteeActor: This is the first "Tom and Jerry" short where Mammy Two-Shoes does not appear.
* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Tom has won, locking Jerry outside, where Jerry is going to freeze to death. But his conscience gets the better of him, so he opens the door and brings Jerry back inside.

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* AbsenteeActor: This is the first "Tom and Jerry" short where Mammy Two-Shoes does not appear.
BlowingARaspberry: Jerry blows several strawberries, one of which being at Tom during one of their chases.
* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: ConscienceMakesYouGoBack: Tom has won, locking Jerry [[ArchEnemy Jerry]] outside, where Jerry is going to freeze to death. But his conscience gets the better of him, so he opens the door and brings Jerry back inside.


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* MouseTrap: Towards the beginning and end of the short, we see a mousetrap by Jerry's MouseHole. He also pulls another mousetrap out of Tom's bowl of milk.


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* RedBoxingGloves: A few reddish boxing gloves appear, with Jerry using one of them to attack Tom.
* TrampolineTummy: A variant when Jerry jumps on a stuffed lion's abdomen.

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* AbsenteeActor: This is the first "Tom and Jerry" short where Mammy Two-Shoes does not appear.


* OddballInTheSeries: A rare example of a T&J cartoon where Tom wins, and an even rarer example of one where they make friends in the end.

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* OddballInTheSeries: A rare example of a T&J cartoon where Tom wins, which ends on a truce and an even rarer example a legitimately heartwarming HappyEnding for both of one where they make friends in the end.them.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Smooch!]]


* LowClearance: Jerry is making his escape from Tom by riding the model train under the tree. He turns to stick his tongue out at Tom, and thus misses the railway tunnel, which knocks him off the train.

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* LowClearance: Jerry is making his escape from Tom by riding the model train under the tree. He turns to stick his tongue out at Tom, and thus misses the railway tunnel, which knocks him off the train.


* OddballInTheSeries: A rare example of a T&J cartoon where Tom wins, and an even rarer example of one where they make friends in the end.

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* LowClearance: Jerry is making his escape from Tom by riding the model train under the tree. He turns to stick his tongue out at Tom, and thus misses the railway tunnel, which knocks him off the train.
* OddballInTheSeries: A rare example of a T&J cartoon where Tom wins, and an even rarer example of one where they make friends in the end.end.
* UnderTheMistletoe: Jerry stops Tom from chasing him by holding up a mistletoe and making a cute smoochy face at him. Tom then blushes and turns away shyly, only to have Jerry kick him in the rear.


* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Tom has won, locking Jerry outside, where Jerry is going to freeze to death. But his conscience gets the better of him, so he opens the door and brings Jerry back inside.

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* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Tom has won, locking Jerry outside, where Jerry is going to freeze to death. But his conscience gets the better of him, so he opens the door and brings Jerry back inside.


* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Tom has won, locking Jerry outside, where Jerry is going to freeze to death. But his conscience gets the better of him, so he opens the door and brings Jerry back inside.



* HarmlessFreezing: When Tom pulls Jerry out of the snow Jerry is encased in a block of ice. But he's OK after Tom sticks him into the fire.

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* HarmlessFreezing: When Tom pulls Jerry out of the snow Jerry is encased in a block of ice. But he's OK after Tom sticks him into the fire.fire.
* OddballInTheSeries: A rare example of a T&J cartoon where Tom wins, and an even rarer example of one where they make friends in the end.


It is a WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry cartoon. It's Christmas Eve and Tom and Jerry are up to their usual antics. Jerry creeps out of his mouse hole and has fun for a while, bouncing around a teddy bear and goofing with a stuffed lion. But eventually he draws the attention of Tom, who chases him around for a while. Jerry winds up fleeing the house, exiting through the mail slot in the door--and then the cartoon takes a surprising turn.

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It is a WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry cartoon. It's Christmas Eve and Tom and Jerry are up to their usual antics. antics. Jerry creeps out of his mouse hole and has fun for a while, bouncing around a teddy bear and goofing with a stuffed lion. lion. But eventually he draws the attention of Tom, who chases him around for a while. while. Jerry winds up fleeing the house, exiting through the mail slot in the door--and then the cartoon takes a surprising turn.



* HarmlessElectrocution: In two different ways. Jerry jumps into the electric light socket of a Christmas ornament and merely lights up. Tom grabs Jerry, and of course Tom is shocked, but in cartoon fashion he recovers.
* HarmlessFreezing: When Tom pulls Jerry out of the snow Jerry is encased in a block of ice. But he's OK after Tom sticks him into the fire.

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* HarmlessElectrocution: In two different ways. Jerry jumps into the electric light socket of a Christmas ornament and merely lights up. up. Tom grabs Jerry, and of course Tom is shocked, but in cartoon fashion he recovers.
* HarmlessFreezing: When Tom pulls Jerry out of the snow Jerry is encased in a block of ice. But he's OK after Tom sticks him into the fire.

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''The Night Before Christmas'' is a 1941 animated short film (8 minutes) directed by [[Creator/HannaBarbera William Hanna and Joseph Barbera]].

It is a WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry cartoon. It's Christmas Eve and Tom and Jerry are up to their usual antics. Jerry creeps out of his mouse hole and has fun for a while, bouncing around a teddy bear and goofing with a stuffed lion. But eventually he draws the attention of Tom, who chases him around for a while. Jerry winds up fleeing the house, exiting through the mail slot in the door--and then the cartoon takes a surprising turn.

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* ChristmasEpisode: Besides the heartwarming ending, this cartoon isn't as violent as most of the Tom and Jerry oeuvre.
* CirclingBirdies: Circling stars as Jerry whacks his head while leaving his mouse hole.
* HarmlessElectrocution: In two different ways. Jerry jumps into the electric light socket of a Christmas ornament and merely lights up. Tom grabs Jerry, and of course Tom is shocked, but in cartoon fashion he recovers.
* HarmlessFreezing: When Tom pulls Jerry out of the snow Jerry is encased in a block of ice. But he's OK after Tom sticks him into the fire.

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