Episode 106 – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus, you’re as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch. You’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel! The song is a classic. Even if you don’t know the all the lyrics, you know the melody. Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of selfishness, isolation, and redemption is a Christmas favorite for many around the world.
What does Christmas mean to you? Does it mean presents? Food? Family? To the Whos, it meant all that and more. But to the Grinch, well, the Grinch just wanted to be left alone for Christmas. But what kind of Christmas would that be? Not a great one, that’s for sure. Let’s see how Christmas was handled in 1966’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (also known as Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) is a 1966 Christmas animated television special directed and co-produced by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children’s book by Dr. Seuss, the story of the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Originally telecast in the United States on CBS on December 18, 1966, it went on to become a perennial holiday special. The special also features the voice of Boris Karloff as the Grinch and the narrator.
Dr. Seuss, Boris Karloff, Chuck Jones, June Foray, Thurl Ravenscroft, Ted Geisel, Cat in the Hat, MGM, Warner Bros, CBS, Grinch, Whoville
Wikipedia (TV Special): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_Grinch_Stole_Christmas!_(TV_special)
Wikipedia (Book): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_Grinch_Stole_Christmas!