The Night Before Christmas is a 1941 American one-reel animated cartoon and is the 3rd Tom and Jerry short directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, produced by Fred Quimby and animated by Jack Zander, George Gordon, Irven Spence and Bill Littlejohn. It was nominated for the 1941 Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons. 
 
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Deck the halls with boughs of holly 
Fa la la la la, la la la la 
Tis the season to be jolly 
Fa la la la la, la la la la 
Sing the joyous Christmas carol 
Fa la la la la, la la 
 
Noel, noel, noel, noel 
Born is the King of Israel 
 
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house 
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse 
 
Mama! 
 
Peace on the earth, goodwill to men 
The blessèd angels sing 
The world in solemn stillness lay, 
To hear the angels sing. 
 
Sleep in heavenly peace 
Sleep in heavenly peace 
 
Don we now our gay apparel 
Fa la la la la la la! 
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Trade Mark 
ARS Gratia Artis 
Metro Goldwyn Mayer presents an MGM cartoon in Technicolor 
Supervised by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera 
Western Sound Electric System, Western Electric Sound System 
Tom and Jerry 
The Night Before Christmas 
 
Do not open until Xmas 
Mail 
The End 
A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Picture

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A Visit from St. Nicholas (Twas the Night Before Christmas) written by Clement Clarke Moore

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This Poem is referred to by The Night Before Christmas part of Tom and Jerry
The title of this short takes the name from this poem, and part of the poem is used in the opening scene

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