Nermal is a character from the newspaper comic strip Garfield. He is the self-proclaimed "World's Cutest Kitten" and loves to brag about it while ridiculing Garfield's looks and age, which often results in him eventually getting thrown out of Garfield's house or mailed to Abu Dhabi. He was originally introduced as a kitten belonging to Jon's mom and dad, but that connection was quickly dropped.
Nermal's only appearance in a Christmas special was in The Garfield Show episode "Caroling Capers". Taking notice of Garfield's failed attempts at trying to get food by singing Christmas carols to the neighbors, he and Odie go about singing carols to everyone in town, successfully being rewarded with food each time.