How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

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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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Boris Karloff's voice changes when he speaks for the Grinch. Originally he spoke in his "Narrator" voice throughout. After recording was complete, the highs in his voice were mechanically removed for the Grinch, giving him the gravelly voice heard in the finished version. See more »

Goofs

When the Grinch puts the antler on Max's head it has five prongs. But when Max tips forward, one of the prongs disappears as it's hidden behind his body. The Grinch only cuts off four prongs, but when Max goes upright again, the fifth prong is still gone. See more »

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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 Freakazoid!: The Freakazoid (1996) See more »

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You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
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Written by Dr. Seuss and Albert Hague
Performed by Thurl Ravenscroft
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Excellent holiday classic!
3 November 2006 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, this is an excellent holiday special. However, I couldn't stand the fact that the Grinch (voice of Boris Karloff) wanted to have nothing to do with Whoville's Christmas celebration and steal it. In addition, another thing that makes this special worth watching is the music, especially "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch." When that song is performed, I always sing along. I would have to say that's my favorite song of this special. In conclusion, I highly recommend this excellent remake of a holiday classic to everyone, especially all you Dr. Seuss fans who have not seen it. When you see it, prepare to smile and have a good time.


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