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Theodore Tasmanian Devil, often referred to as Taz for short, is a character from Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes cartoons. Debuting as an antagonist to Bugs Bunny in the 1954 short Devil May Hare, he is a ferocious yet dim-witted omnivore with a notoriously short temper and little patience. He will eat anything and everything, with an appetite that seems to know no bounds. Taz appeared in only five shorts before Warner Bros. Cartoons closed down in 1964, but marketing and television appearances later propelled him to new popularity in the 1990s, to the point that he even starred in his own show, Taz-Mania, which ran from 1991 to 1994.

Appearances in Christmas specials[]

Looney Tunes[]

TazAsSanta

Taz dressed as Santa Claus in "Fright Before Christmas"...

Taz as Santa

...and in "No Time for Christmas".

  • Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales - Taz prominently appears in this 1979 television special's third segment, "Fright Before Christmas". He escapes confinement from a cargo plane flying over the North Pole and winds up accidentally dressing up as Santa and taking control of his sleigh. He eventually arrives at Bugs Bunny's house and comes down through his chimney. Bugs, recognizing Taz, welcomes him before promptly pulling a series of slapstick gags on him. In the special's closing scene, Taz pulls an open sleigh that Bugs and some of his fellow Looney Tunes are riding in, but then eats said sleigh.
  • "No Time for Christmas" - Taz's most prominent role in a Christmas production, naturally, was in this Christmas-themed episode of Taz-Mania. In it, he goes about delivering Christmas presents to his co-stars, but he becomes sad when it seems that none of them care about it being Christmas.
  • "Christmas in July"
  • Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas - In this parody of A Christmas Carol, Taz portrays the role of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
  • "A Christmas Carol"
  • Bugs Bunny's 24-Carrot Holiday Special - In this special Christmas episode of HBO Max's Looney Tunes Cartoons, Taz appears in interstitial segments between the main shorts, titled "Yuletide Taz". Each segment finds him going caroling from door to door, only to have it backfire in humorous ways each time.
  • "Looneyburg Lights" - Taz's latest Christmas-related appearance was in this episode of Bugs Bunny Builders.

Other Christmas productions[]

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