The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tom And Jerry: The Night Before Christmas

For this last Friday before Christmas, I found a very nice classic Tom & Jerry (yes, the cat and mouse this time) holiday cartoon.  In this animated short from 1941, Jerry is definitely not the proverbial non-stirring mouse.  Tom actually wins, successfully kicking Jerry out of the house, only to feel the Christmas spirit, and rescue the mouse from freezing in the snow.  From the Internet Archive, here is The Night Before Christmas

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