Tuesday, November 27, 2007

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966)

One of the … yes, you guessed it … great holiday classics. In this animated tale, narrated by Boris Karloff, the Grinch decides to steal Christmas from the Whos in Whoville. So, he dresses as Santa, attaches antlers on his poor dog, Max, then hooks Max up to a sleigh and segts off for Whoville. He winds up taking all the residents’ presents, ornaments and Christmas trees. (Although he’s noticed by little, cute as a button, Cindy Lou Who). But, to his astonishment, although he’s taken everything, that doesn’t stop Christmas from coming, as he hears the Whos rejoicing in the morning. We see the Grinch’s heart grow and he returns all the Christmas presents, trees and decorations back to the Whos.

I always feel sorry for that poor dog, Max. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. It’s a cartoon, get over it.

And, you gotta love (yes, you have to. It’s a rule.) love the theme song. “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch ….” I’m going to have that in my head all morning now. (As a side note, Thurl Ravenscroft, who sang the song, also narrated the old Disney record, “The Haunted Mansion.”)

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