Christmas Specials Wiki
Christmas Specials Wiki

Sylvester as Santa

Sylvester disguised as Santa in "It Happened One Night Before Christmas".

Sylvester always gets a rubber mouse

Sylvester writes his letter to Santa Claus in "Feather Christmas".

Daffy meets Sylvester's ghost

Sylvester as a ghost in Bah, Humduck!

Tweety has gift for Sylvester

Tweety presents a "gift" for Sylvester in Bugs Bunny's 24-Carrot Holiday Special.

Sylvester J. Pussycat, Sr. is a cartoon character created by Friz Freleng for the Looney Tunes series of cartoon shorts. Introduced in the 1945 short Life with Feathers and eventually given his name in Scaredy Cat three years later, Sylvester is a house-cat who speaks with a lisp (except in the shorts where he is Porky Pig's pet). He is best known for his most frequent role as Granny's cat who is often attempting to catch and eat her canary, Tweety, which he never succeeds at. Sylvester also starred in shorts where he would be outwitted by Speedy Gonzales and Hippety Hopper (the latter adversary often humiliating him in front of his son, Sylvester Jr.), and he additionally co-starred in a few other shorts with Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn, and Daffy Duck.

Appearances in Christmas specials[]

Along with Tweety, Sylvester has notably appeared in more Christmas specials than any other Looney Tunes character.

Looney Tunes[]

The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries[]

  • "It Happened One Night Before Christmas" - In the first Christmas episode of the animated series The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, Sylvester joins his owner and fellow pets when Granny is called to Bedspread Falls to help her previously-unmentioned brother, Willie Daily, find the $8,000 that he was supposed to deposit at the bank. Throughout the episode, in addition to his usual attempts to eat Tweety, Sylvester also continually tries to eat Willie's pet mice, Hubie and Bertie. Eventually, he and Hector team up to disguise themselves as Santa Claus in order to obtain evidence that Freddy Totter stole the money.
  • "Feather Christmas"

Baby Looney Tunes[]

Mentions in other Christmas specials[]

At the end of the ALF episode "Oh, Tannerbaum", Brian gives ALF a View-Master containing a reel featuring Sylvester and Tweety.


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