How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) – Chuck Jones Animated TV Special

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) - Chuck Jones Animated TV Special

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) - Chuck Jones Animated TV Special

CotD: The grand-daddy of all Christmas specials, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” showed us that some things are best as cartoons, big budgets and Jim Carrey or not!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) – Chuck Jones Animated TV Special

Bitter and hateful, the crotchety Grinch, with “termites in his smile” and “garlic in his soul,” is irritated at the thought of the nearby village of Whoville having a happy time celebrating Christmas.

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. But although the Grinch tries to wipe out Christmas for the cheerful Whovillians, he discovers that the true spirit of the holiday season lies beyond his covetous grasp.

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