The Grinch is pretty much the only character of Dr. Seuss that I ever grew up with and most of us are familiar with How The Grinch Stole Christmas? But this character has a few more animated specials from that era and once I knew I had to see them all. The Grinch may have leaked the Smash roster but let’s take a look at the Grinch animated trilogy of holiday specials and if they hold up to the name the X-Mas special did.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Let´s begin with the one that started it all and added a bunch of details the book did not have but became iconic and essential to the character. I first watched this as a kid and likely my first taste of the world of Dr. Seuss. I won´t talk about it much since I think everyone is familiar with it so instead I´ll mention it´s indeed a classic and deserves to have made the Grinch a household name and in general a synonym for disliking things.
I’m sure they never expected it´d be this evergreen when they made it in the 60s and even the live action adaptation I feel did a decent job in adapting a book you can read in 4 minutes into a full length movie. There is a ton of untapped potential with this character and hopefully the love for this X-mas special will mean someone realizes it one of these days.