First it was a children’s book written by Dr. Seuss in 1957, then it became an animated Christmas Special, directed by Chuck Jones in 1966.
In 1998 it became a stage musical that played Broadway in holiday engagements over 2006-07. In 2000, they made The Movie with Jim Carrey as a
Large Ham version of the title character.
Each version tells the story of a mean-spirited, cave-dwelling creature called the Grinch who hates Christmas. He proceeds to pilfer all the Christmas
paraphernalia from the perky folks living in Who-ville in an effort to…well steal Christmas. In the end, the Grinch learns that Christmas in Who-ville is
about family and friends, not the material objects that the Grinch thought made Christmas special to the Who’s. The Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes