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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch
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.
Charming, funny, and wholly sweet, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" is a extremely creative Christmas short with two delightful characters to watch in the form of the Grinch and Max.
The fun Chuck Jones has with the Grinch's eyes is worth three stars alone.
The Good: Fahoo forays, dahoo dorays, fahoo ramus, dahoo damus, bingle balls, whofoo fluff, googoo gums, bizilbigs, wums, whoboohoo bricks, pantookas, panpoonas, fuzzle fuzz, fliffer bloofs, wuzzle wuzz, whoflut flay, jingtinglers, floofloovers, tartookas, whohoopers, gardookas, trumtookas, slooslunkas, blumbloopas, whowonkas, zoozittacarzay, galooks, whocarnio flooks, snoof, fuzzles, tringlers, dafflers, and wuzzles. Oh, that Dr. Seuss!
The Bad: Nothing major.
The Bottom Line: Still the best animated Christmas movie there is. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is highly recommended.
Just learned Theodor Geisel and Chuck Jones worked together in World War II. Explains a lot.
One of my favorite Christmas films (and stories) of all time. As a child I loved Dr. Seuss' books and loving Christmas as well this was always a favorite.
It's curious as to whether or not my love of this story turned me into a grumpy hermit as an adult?
The use of Boris Karloff's voice to bring the Grinch to life in animation was such a perfect choice, (to narrate the story as well).
I have never seen Ron Howard's version of The Grinch, I plan to watch it this year. I am not sure how I am going to feel about it being such a fan of this version and the story, I will try ever so hard not to go in with the certainty of a fool who thinks she knows everything.
Probably in my Top 3 Christmas specials of all-time, alongside Rudolph and Charlie Brown Christmas. It faithfully replicates the style of the iconic Dr. Seuss story, and that's how it should be. Boris Karloff is one evil, twisted Grinch with the coolest theme song ever, the bright colors make that Ron Howard movie drool in embarrassment, the music is great, and like the book, gives audiences a strong reminder of what truly matters on Christmas. We shouldn't worry about the gifts or the presents that make us happy; its the love and family that truly matters. Funny, beautifully made, and brought to life by animation legend Chuck Jones, How the Grinch Stole Christmas always keeps my smile going after the…
It is hard to judge a film as short as this, however it was enjoyable to watch, and is one of the classic Christmas stories from the past 50 years.
I liked the animation of the Grinch, and I found his attempts to carry the sleigh up his mountain along with his small dog very funny, and the overall spirit of the story was very good in my opinion, although the young children were very annoying to me, so overall, I’m going to give this a 7.5 because it was entertaining to watch, and it is a classic, even though it was quite slow.
After watching Home Alone 2: Lost In New York one hundred billion times and always thinking WOW THE MANAGER OF THE PLAZA HOTEL LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THE GRINCH! I finally watched it and wasn't really all that impressed. It probably doesn't help that it is the middle of July, and it's hot and sticky and summer, but I honestly thought this film would be the best Christmas movie I would ever see. Maybe when it's cold and festive, I'll give it another go.
A fun book adaptation but that's it.
One of my favourite Christmas classics; Karloff is great!
What can I say about this special that hasn't been said? It's timeless. The animation is great, the songs are great, the narration and voice acting of the Grinch by Boris Karloff is great, everything is great.
Is this the perfect cartoon? Possibly. I loved the character of the Grinch when I was a kid -- something about his cynical, jaded personality appealed to me, and I shared his annoyed scorn for the syrupy Whovillians. Some of his facial expressions are classic, especially those that he aims directly at the camera, usually in response to something his dog, Max, is doing at the moment. And by the way, I've never seen a cartoon version of a dog more adorable, or more like a real dog, than Max.
In some ways I kind of regret that movies like this are available on DVD. When I was a kid, it was a big deal when the Grinch aired on T.V., and it usually was only on once during the holiday season. You had to sit through commercials and all to see how it would end, year after year, and the anticipation made it all the more magical.
This film will never be replaced by a live action version. This has to be one of Boris Karloff's best and most viewed works!
You can find a more colorful version of this with pictures at my blog at: tinyurl.com/z2xeh9p
A half hour of Christmas goodness. So this is about an outcast that lives on the outskirts of Whoville. He disdains all of the town’s residents, especially during Christmas, so he devises a plan to take away their precious holiday. The timing of this review could have probably been better, but when you’re playing catch up, you’re playing catch up. Rest assured, I did not watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas in middle of February like some kind of weirdo, I watched it around the Christmas holiday like a normal person. I’m merely finally finding the time to go back and review this holiday…
All time wicked favorite...
it was inevitable