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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  18 December 1966 (USA)
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A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

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Storyline

Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. The village is sure to have a sad Christmas this year. Written by Anonymous

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18 December 1966 (USA)  »

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

Thurl Ravenscroft received no screen credit for his singing, an oversight Dr. Seuss attempted to rectify by sending letters to every major columnist in America identifying Ravenscroft as the singer on "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch". He is also part of the chorus on the other two songs. See more »

Goofs

After the Grinch's eyes turn blue, throughout the entire scene on Mt. Crumpet, his eyes continually change from blue to red and back again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville - did not. The Grinch hated Christmas - the whole Christmas season. Now, please don't ask why; no one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. Or it could be that his head wasn't screwed on just right. But I think that the most likely reason of all... may have been that his heart was two sizes too small. But, whatever the reason, his heart or his ...
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Referenced in Little Fockers (2010) See more »

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Welcome Christmas
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Written by Dr. Seuss and Albert Hague
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You're a great one, Dr. Seuss/You're the king of children's books/They always are the best/In the east and in the west, Dr. Seuss!
24 December 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" is a wonderful flick/with some truly great lines, it isn't a trick/It could only have come from the great Dr. Seuss/otherwise, the whole thing would've been loose/Narrated by Karloff and directed by Jones/this Grinch is one who elicits no groans/It's the story of one weird Christmas-hating man/who one Christmas Eve, came up with a plan/He'd steal the presents and everything else/where does this plan go? I cannot tell/You must watch the movie, and then you will know/why this cartoon's still a tradition in the two-zero-Os/And one more thing that I should remind/avoid the live action, which I heard was unkind/They fouled it up, they fouled it down/every part of the story just came unwound/But this classic is always something to love/whether you're down below, or way up above!


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