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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


by Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Resources


The Grinch in Seussville

For more on everyone's favorite Christmas villain, visit Seussville. Bonus: it's warmer than Who-ville.

Color Theory

For some interactive fun without the mess of watercolors and crayons, send your little one to Seussville to "color" scenes of the Whos to his or her heart's content.

Et Tu, Grinchus?

For those of you who need a brush-up on Latin roots for certain upcoming standardized tests, check out the Latin translation of our favorite Seussian Christmas tale.

Seuss in The New Yorker

Want to read more on Seuss? Here's an article for those of you who only read magazines that are associated with the word "literary."

Movie or TV Productions

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

This live action version of the book, starring Jim Carrey in the titular role, hit theaters in 2000. For those of you who follow Gossip Girl, look for Taylor Momsen as little Cindy-Lou Who. Now that's some strange casting.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

This time with an exclamation mark! The cheery animated version of this Christmas classic also features a very green Grinch, as well as the song, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," which is Shmoop's favorite song to sing in the shower, not that you needed to know.

The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss (1996-1997)

The Grinch and Max made an appearance on this children's television series that aired on Nick Jr. in the nineties.


The Grinch Trailer

Complete with plenty of evil cackling.

Animation Domination

Go here for Part One of the animated version. Or just turn on your TV anytime between Thanksgiving and December 25th. This delightful tale returns to television each year around the holidays.

Get Your Broadway On

Take a gander at how the book translates into a live musical.


The History of Grinchery

Listen here for a brief history of the story behind How the Grinch Stole Christmas!—both the book and the animated classic.

How the Grinch Got Grinchy

Check out NPR's report on the origins of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Grinch Aloud

If you're more of an audiobook person, or if you miss having someone read aloud to you before bed (seriously Mom, why don't you do that anymore?), download the audio version of the book on Audible.

"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"

If you're sick of all the sugary Christmas songs on the radio, a Grinch-related song will balance out the sweet with some sour.



We're not going to lie—we wouldn't want to run into Jim Carrey's Grinch in a dark alley. Ever.

Friends at Last

The Grinch's musical debut looks quite colorful.

Get Your Grinch On

Appropriate for Halloween or Christmas, this costume will either terrify or delight—there is no in between.


It doesn't take being the Cake Boss to appreciate the sugary mastery of this Grinch-inspired cake.

Poor Max

How cute was the dog who played Max in the live action movie version?

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