* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

by Dr. Seuss
 Table of Contents

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

The performance of the song, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," is often attributed to Boris Karloff, who narrated the How the Grinch Stole Christmas! cartoon television special. However, the singer is actually Thurl Ravenscroft. (Source.)

Theodor Seuss Geisel once remarked, "If I were invited to a dinner party with my characters, I wouldn't show up." In the case of the Grinch, we can't say we really blame him. (Source.)

At the time that How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was written, Dr. Seuss was 53 years old… which if you'll remember is the exact same age as the Grinch. (Source.)

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement