Back in the Day with John and Jay

Episode 98: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966/2000) // You're a Mean One...

December 18, 2023 John and Jay Episode 98
Back in the Day with John and Jay
Episode 98: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966/2000) // You're a Mean One...
Show Notes

Mr. Grinch!  We did both the Boris Karloff & Jim Carrey versions because we love them both!

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a heartwarming holiday film based on Dr. Seuss' beloved children's book of the same name. The story unfolds in the whimsical town of Whoville, where the cheerful residents eagerly anticipate the arrival of Christmas. However, residing just outside of Whoville is the Grinch, a green, furry, and grouchy creature who despises the holiday season and everything associated with it.

The Grinch concocts a mischievous plan to steal Christmas from the Whos by disguising himself as Santa Claus and sneaking into their homes on Christmas Eve. With his faithful canine companion, Max, by his side, the Grinch sets out to pilfer presents, decorations, and even the festive feast, believing that removing these material trappings will dampen the Whos' holiday spirit.

As the Grinch goes about his thieving mission, he encounters Cindy Lou Who, a sweet and innocent little girl who questions the true meaning of Christmas. Cindy Lou's kindness and curiosity start to chip away at the Grinch's icy heart, and he begins to reconsider his disdain for the holiday.

In a heartwarming twist, the Grinch's change of heart is catalyzed by the Whos' unshakeable joy and love for one another, even in the absence of material possessions. The film delivers a powerful message about the true spirit of Christmas, emphasizing love, generosity, and the importance of togetherness.

Ultimately, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a timeless tale of redemption and the transformative power of love, beautifully capturing the magic and warmth of the holiday season.

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