The Tom and Jerry Shorts
I'm not a cartoon aficionado by any stretch of the imagination, but I love the old animated shorts, like Looney Tunes or Merrie Melodies. I've noticed something, though: Every Christmas I seem to bring out my Tom and Jerry DVDs.
I've got plenty of other classic cartoons in my library, but I just can't watch more than a couple of Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck shorts, before I want to smother myself with a pillow, I'm indifferent to Donald Duck, and Road Runner is just too damn repetitive, which I guess is part of the joke.
Tom and Jerry, on the other hand, I can watch nonstop. Every short, one after the other, without break. Maybe it's because they rarely talk, or maybe they're just more varied? Whatever the reason, these characters are gold and every Christmas, like clockwork, I give my DVDs a spin. You should too, so you never forget to love them.
PS: It sort of goes without saying, but we're talking about the Hanna-Barbera shorts, none of the other ones count. The images below are from one of these, Sleepy-Time Tom from 1951.