Quite unhelpfully all I can think of is Cinderella with the helpful mice.
Sorry to hear you're going to miss your Dad's birthday but it is good for the few extra knitting days....right?
My, my. Dewey isn't a kitten anymore. A handsome cat there.
Are you sure that you aren't thinking about "Twas The Night Before Christmas" - that's the only rodent themed holiday show I remember. Truly loved that cartoon, until I realized that the father mouse reminded me of a teacher I had in grade school - ewww.