These aren't ranked, just alphabetized. These are just the films that I've given 4+ stars to in the Letterboxd ranking…
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.
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.
Every year I find the animation to be even more brilliant, and every year I laugh uncontrollably at everything with the dog.
I'd say this is Chuck Jones' crowning achievement, but we all know that What's Opera, Doc? is the greatest cartoon ever made.
The only film out there that makes my cynical black heart grow two sizes bigger.
a vital part of my childhood, and still moving today
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is an iconic Christmas movie that is in the same class of Great American Christmas films as A Charlie Brown Christmas and Year Without a Santa Clause. All of them are good simple films that are family friendly and fun to watch. They serve as the ultimate Christmas comfort food and a nice break away from consumer driven madness that Christmas is sadly known for.
"I've seen that, like, a million times."
This sentence always kills me because if you've watched any movie more than ten times in your life - that's a helluva lot more than you think.
I have a weird memory - probably from 1994, which is fitting given the way culture websites in 2014 were so in love with '94 - of thinking "I have heard [Blues Traveler's] "Run Around" so many times, I am so sick of it;" and then I actually counted and I had heard it 12 times in a week. I had just started watching MTV and was a voracious radio listener/request guy (for some reason, I always remember requesting "Big Bang Baby" when that STP record…
A classic film that gets better with age and never gets old no matter how many times it has been viewed.
on Blu-ray with Des
"Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp. Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we. Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart, and hand in hand."
Two word review: Merry Christmas!
Boris Karloff makes my heart grow three sizes.
Getting in my Christmas favorites.
It'd be insane to do this kind of list for the show's entire run, so I'm sticking with the golden…
I love love Christmas and Christmas movies!!
Movies set at, around or a scene at Christmas.