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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
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Boris Karloff Boris Karloff
Narrator / The Grinch
June Foray June Foray
Cindy Lou Who
Thurl Ravenscroft Thurl Ravenscroft
Singer 'You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch'


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Irv Spector Irv Spector


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Charming yuletide classic

6 years, 6 months ago at Dec 14 8:27
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"Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville - did not."

The name Theodor Geisel may not mean much to you, but the name "Dr. Seuss" certainly should. Born Theodor Seuss Geisel, the acclaimed author and illustrator was responsible for more than 60 best-selling books which introduced his young readers to new worlds and creatures. ... read more

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

10 months ago at Aug 27 22:22
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This is twenty-five minutes of absolute perfection. A hugely successful artistic marriage between the adaptor and source material, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is as much of a mighty, towering classic as the beloved Dr. Seuss book.   For me, this is perennial viewing. Christmas is never quite complete without a few viewing experiences every year – A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-... read more
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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.
Release date: 18 December 1966
UPC: 027616672223
Tags: Animation (17), Christmas (16), Musical (13), Family (12), Holiday (8), 1960s (7), Tv Movie (6), Classic (6), 1966 (5), Cartoon (5), Snow (4), Short (4), Kids (4), Fantasy (4), Change Of Heart (3), Comedy (2), Dr. Seuss (2), Narration (2), Based On Book (2), Animals (2)
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" TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! PUBLISHED FORMAT: children's book AUTHOR/CREATOR: Theodor Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss) ORIGINAL PUBLICATION YEAR: 1957 HAVE I READ: Yes NOTES: N/A "


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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“This is twenty-five minutes of absolute perfection. A hugely successful artistic marriage between the adaptor and source material, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is as much of a mighty, towering classic as the beloved Dr. Seuss book.   For me, this is perennial viewing. Christmas is never quite complete without a few viewing experiences every year – A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and this, which may be my favorite of the lot. Jones and Seuss merge beautifully, balancing out the weirdness and idiosyncrasies in each other’s work to create something vital and wonderfully alive.   No offense to Ron Howard’s 2000 live action version, but this is the only one you’ll ever need to watch. It’s a model of absolute economy, moving through the story with a f” read more

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