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Tweety Bird (also called Tweety Pie) is a character created by Bob Clampett for the Looney Tunes series of cartoon shorts. Introduced in the 1942 cartoon A Tale of Two Kitties, he is a yellow canary, typically depicted as a pet belonging to Granny, who is always outwitting his nemesis, Sylvester the cat.

Appearances in Christmas specials[]

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

Looney Tunes[]

Tweety's first Christmas cartoon, the 1952 short Gift Wrapped features him as a present that Santa Claus delivered to Granny. Sylvester, disappointed that Santa left him a rubber mouse, switches the gift tags on his and Granny's presents. After Granny discovers the "mix-up", most of the cartoon is spent on Sylvester's attempts to catch and eat Tweety.


Tweety as Tiny Tim in Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales.

In Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales, Tweety appears in the "Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol" segment, portraying the role of Tiny Tim. Unusually for a cartoon in which both he and Sylvester appear, Tweety does not interact with or even share the screen with the cat once in the special.

In Looney Tunes' second take on A Christmas Carol, Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas, Tweety, along with Granny, portrays the role of The Ghost of Christmas Past.

Tweety has a very brief cameo in The Looney Tunes Show's Christmas episode, "A Christmas Carol"; he takes part in singing "Christmas Rules" at the end.

Tweety with snowglobe

Tweety in Bugs Bunny's 24-Carrot Holiday Special.

In Bugs Bunny's 24-Carrot Holiday Special, Tweety stars in the segment "Holiday Purrchase", in which Granny brings him with her when she goes shopping at the Mega Store Mart.

The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries[]

Tweety with Hubie and Bertie

Tweety with Hubie and Bertie in "It Happened One Night Before Christmas".

In The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries' first Christmas episode, "It Happened One Night Before Christmas", Tweety and his fellow pets join Granny when she goes to Bedspread Falls to help her previously-unmentioned brother, Willie Daily, find an envelope containing $8,000 that he was supposed to deposit at the bank. Like always, Tweety spends much of the episode avoiding Sylvester, who also sets his stomach on Willie's pet mice, Hubie and Bertie. Tweety and the mice eventually find that the money envelope has wound up in the clutches of the bank's nasty owner, Freddy Totter. Working together, the pets all manage to get Granny and Willie to confront Totter and expose his theft.

In the show's second Christmas episode, "Feather Christmas", Tweety reminds Sylvester that Santa won't bring him anything for Christmas if he's not nice. As a result, Sylvester spends most of the episode trying not to be naughty, including trying not to eat Tweety once. In the end, Sylvester ends up receiving another rubber mouse, and promptly goes back to chasing Tweety.

Baby Looney Tunes[]

Tweety's younger self, being a regular on Baby Looney Tunes, appears in its Christmas episode, "Christmas in July".

Bugs Bunny Builders[]

Tweety's most recent Christmas-related appearance was in the Bugs Bunny Builders episode "Looneyburg Lights".

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. ALF naturally roots for Tweety.

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