How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Synopsis: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So 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.
Director(s): Chuck Jones, Ben Washam (co-director)
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
8.4
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
NOT RATED
Year:
1966
26 min
3,426 Views

NARRATOR:
Every Who down in Who-ville

liked Christmas a lot.

But the Grinch...

...who lived just north of Who-ville,

did not.

The Grinch hated Christmas,

the whole Christmas season.

Now, please, don't ask why.

No one quite knows the reason.

It could be perhaps

that his shoes were too tight.

It could be his head

wasn't screwed on just right.

But I think that

the most likely reason of all...

...may have been that his heart

was two sizes too small.

But whatever the reason,

his heart or his shoes...

...he stood there on Christmas Eve

hating the Whos.

Staring down from his cave

with a sour Grinchy frown...

...at the warm lighted windows

below in their town.

For he knew every Who

down in Who-ville beneath...

...was busy now

hanging a holly Who-wreath.

And they're hanging their stockings.

He snarled with a sneer.

Tomorrow is Christmas.

It's practically here.

Then he growled,

with his Grinch fingers nervously drumming:

I must find some way

to keep Christmas from coming.

Or tomorrow, I know,

all those Who girls and boys...

...will wake bright and early,

they'll rush for their toys.

And then- Oh, the noise. Oh, the noise.

Noise, noise, noise.

There's one thing I hate. All the noise.

Noise, noise, noise.

And they'll shriek squeaks and squeals,

racing round on their wheels.

[BICYCLE BELLS RINGING]

They'll dance with Jing-Tinglers

tied onto their heels.

They'll blow their Floo-Floobers.

They'll bang their Tah-Tinkers.

[PLAYING]

They'll blow their Who-Hoobers.

They'll bang their Gah-Ginkers.

They'll beat their Trum-Tookers.

They'll slam their Sloo-Slonkers.

They'll beat their Blum-Blookers.

They'll wham their Who-Wonkers.

And they'll play noisy games

like Zoo Zitta Ka Zay...

...a roller-skate type of lacrosse

and croquet.

And then they'll make

earsplitting noises de luxe...

...on their great big

Electro Who-Cardio Shluxe.

[PLAYING]

Then the Whos, young and old,

will sit down to a feast.

And they'll feast, and they'll feast.

And they'll feast, feast, feast.

They'll feast on Who-pudding

and rare Who-roast-beast.

Oh, roast beast is a feast

I can't stand in the least.

And then they'll do something

I hate most of all.

Every Who down in Who-ville,

the tall and the small...

...will stand close together

with Christmas bells ringing.

They'll stand hand in hand,

and those Whos will start singing.

[SINGING "WELCOME CHRISTMAS"]

And they'll sing, and they'll sing.

And they'll sing. Sing, sing, sing.

NARRATOR:
And the more the Grinch

thought of this Who-Christmas sing...

...the more the Grinch thought:

I must stop this whole thing.

Why, for 53 years,

I've put up with it now.

I must stop Christmas from coming.

But how?

Then he got an idea. An awful idea.

The Grinch got a wonderful, awful idea.

GRINCH:

I know just what to do.

The Grinch laughed in his throat.

GRINCH:
I'll make a quick Santy Claus

hat and a coat.

Then he chuckled and clucked:

GRINCH:

What a great Grinchy trick.

With this coat and this hat,

I'll look just like Saint Nick.

All I need is a reindeer.

The Grinch looked around.

But since reindeer are scarce,

there was none to be found.

Did that stop the Grinch? Ha.

The Grinch simply said:

GRINCH:
If I can't find a reindeer,

I'll make one instead.

So he took his dog, Max,

and he took some black thread...

...and he tied a big horn

on the top of his head.

Then he loaded some bags

and some old empty sacks...

...on a ramshackle sleigh,

and he whistled for Max.

[WHISTLES]

- Then the Grinch said:

- Giddap.

[YELPS]

And the sleigh started down...

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