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Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977)

The evil Grinch who stole Christmas is back to steal Halloween! It's Grinch night and all over Whoville, a horrible storm has started which gives the Grinch a chance to have some fun. But ... See full summary »

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The evil Grinch who stole Christmas is back to steal Halloween! It's Grinch night and all over Whoville, a horrible storm has started which gives the Grinch a chance to have some fun. But he's soon foiled by a young boy who's on his way to the Uphamisim. Written by RobocopTNG986127

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This is the first Dr. Seuss special to not use "A Cat in the Hat Production". See more »

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Narrator: It was a glorious sunset, until, Old Josiah happened to sniff, and he whispered to his wife...
Josiah: Mariah, will you also take a wiff?
Narrator: And Josiah and Mariah doubled sniffed, and they said...
JosiahMariah: I wonder if...
Narrator: But they really didn't wonder, they knew it was terribly true, they knew that the sour-sweet wind was coming back, and what the sour-sweet wind would do.
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I Wouldn't Go Out On a Night Like This
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The one that got away
9 February 2007 | by (Vancouver, British Columbia) – See all my reviews

For a prequel, this one exceeded "The Grinch That Stole Christmas" in many ways. It's a more secular ethic being presented in an almost Oscar Wilde fashion. We are taught by a precocious child ( Eukariah ) that pragmatism and a strong identity are tools that can overcome adversity, despite all the ballyhoo and bluster the Grinch may present.

After all we all go to the euphemism all the time.

Eukariah presents us with an ideal of dignity in the face of calamity. The Grinch's bag of tricks confound and befuddle, but our diminutive hero takes a straight and sober view of these hi-jinx and wins the day.

The sub text to this film is Eukariah's poor judgement insisting he go to the euphemism in the first place. What if the Grinch managed to grinch him? All the Who's fears would be realized.


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