One can’t bring up Christmas without bringing up the Grinch. Dr. Seuss’s infamous character would likely be good pals with Ebenezer Scrooge, since his heart is two sizes too small and he wants nothing more than to keep Christmas away forever. The fun that is How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a favorite of children and adults alike.
This evil green guy lives atop a mountain, and far below in a valley live the perky Who people. The Whos love Christmas and each and every year they sing and give presents and have a great time. The star of our story hates it hates it. So one year he decides he must stop Christmas from coming, and what better way than to steal all the presents and trees and decorations and even their feast!
But even after all his elaborate planning, all his snatching up of goodies and gifts, the Whos still come out and sing and he realizes one thing; Christmas is something much more than he thought.
Not only is this a favorite book among families, but its popularity has transformed it into a movie – twice. Once in 1966 the animated version became an instant hit and is now played each and every year, and then again in 2000 with a live action version starring Jim Carrey as the title character himself.
But it’s hard to beat the original children’s book. Dr. Seuss not only has tons of fun illustrations with bold colors and unique characters, but his rhyme is something that can never be forgotten, with all kinds of made up words to suit the world of the Grinch and Whoville. Parents will have a great time reading this aloud, and kids will have just as much fun doing the same, rolling all the goofy words off their tongues and enjoying all the unique presents that Seuss shows the Who girls and boys receiving.
It’s one of those books that will simply never fade away. It has a classic story that shows the true meaning of Christmas. Originally published in 1957, it’s stayed strong throughout the years and will likely do so for much longer.