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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 

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A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

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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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The lyrics to the song "Fahoo Foraze" were made to imitate classical Latin. After the special aired, the studio received letters asking for a translation from people who believed them to be real Latin. See more »

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The "antlers" that the Grinch puts on Max's head at first has a branch on the back which is hidden behind his body when the weight of it causes the head to sink. After the Grinch saws off the extra branches and Max straightens up, the branch is no longer there, even though it was not sawed off. 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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Crazy Credits

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 »


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Fahoo Foraze-Opening
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A Cartoon only a GRINCH could hate
7 April 2002 | by (Dixie, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the classic. The Best. When it comes to christmas cartoons, this is one of only 2 cartoons that really captures the Christmas Spirit outside of the religious and social aspects of the holiday. And what is not to love with Boris Karloff narrating, Chuck Jones animating, and a story by the loveable Dr Seuss himself!


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