Tom is a grey and white domestic shorthair cat, usually (but not always) portrayed as living a comfortable or even pampered life, while Jerry is a small, brown, house mouse who always lives in close proximity to Tom. Despite being very energetic, determined and much larger, Tom is no match for Jerry's wits. Jerry also possesses surprising strength for his size, approximately the equivalent of Tom's, lifting items such as anvils with relative ease and withstanding considerable impacts. Although cats typically chase mice to eat them, it is quite rare for Tom to actually try to eat Jerry. Most of his attempts are just to torment or humiliate Jerry, sometimes in revenge, and sometimes to obtain a reward from a human for catching Jerry. Usually, Jerry emerges victorious at the end of the short, though there are rare occasions where Tom manages to get the last laugh.
Appearances in Christmas specials
- The Night Before Christmas
- "Ho Ho Horrors"
- Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale
- "The Plight Before Christmas"
- Tom and Jerry: Santa's Little Helpers
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