- Awesome Music: The movie actually keeps the music of The Nutcracker and manages to make it fit well with the action of the cartoon.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Kathleen Barr voices Nelly. Three years later, Barr would first voice The Great And Powerful Trixie.
- Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Generally agreed upon as one of the better Tom and Jerry Direct-to-Video films. It helps that it features both Tom and Jerry center stage, instead of just having them tag along on someone else's adventure.
- The Woobie: It's not hard to feel sorry for Nelly. She doesn't go along with Jerry and co. when they're at the cliff due to her fear of heights, and later leaves off on her own of guilt after being made to give up where they are going to the cats.
YMMV / Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale