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You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch!

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Who is The Grinch? The Grinch is the character from Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a 1966 television special directed and co-produced by Chuck Jones. It is based on the 1957 children’s book of the same name by Dr. Seuss.

Character Details for The Grinch

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Species: “non-alien” humaniod
Gender: Male
Debut: 1966
Created by: Chuck Jones – Dr. Seuss
Appears in:
Catch Phrases:
  • That’s one thing I hate! All the noise, noise, noise, noise!
  • It came without ribbons, it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags.
  • Maybe Christmas (he thought) doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.
Portrayed by: Jim Carrey – Boris Karloff
Personality Grumpy recluse who loathes Christmas and tries to eliminate it, but realizes the true spirit of the holiday.


Notes from Chuck’s Diary…

How could anyone–how could I–not love the Grinch? I have a section of my heart reserved for villains: for Long John Silver, for Captain Hook, for the Wicked Witches of East and West (I am not prejudiced on the compass points or on wickedness). And finally, for my own tribe of miscreants: Wile E. Coyote, Marvin Martian, Daffy Duck, etc., etc… You can say that a Grinch wants to steal Christmas, and you don’t need to know anything more about him–he is just a villainous Grinch who hates Christmas. A human being cannot be that simple. If a human villain–an old man, for example–wanted to steal Christmas, we would have to go deeper into the character, to find out whether he hated Christmas because of his age, because he lived alone on a mountain, or because he loathed kids. What we do shamefully recognize, of course, is that we are all a bit like the Grinch, for we all hate Christmas a little. Or a lot. Even children hate Christmas a little. As a child you worry that your brother or sister might be given better presents, and you rarely receive all you asked for. And when it’s all over, it’s worse–there’s the dull work of dismantling the tree, and above all there is the endless thank-you letters to write. My personal problem was forgetting what anybody had given me, and I would write to my grand-mother complimenting her on knowing my size, when she had given me a jackknife. Ted Geisel had no children, and he shared the Grinch’s grumpiness about Christmas–all those kids racing around making noise.

Notes from Chuck’s Diary…

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The Grinch Merchandise

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The Grinch Episode Image Gallery

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