The real Grinch and other Christmas adventures


Just finished watching the animated version of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. This was a fairly faithful adaptation of the Dr Seuss book. With Boris Karloff (Frankenstein’s Monster, The Mummy and other horror stories from the black and white era) as the narrator and the voice of the Grinch. I watched this show as a child, and with my family when the girls were much younger. We do tend to watch the old standbys year after year. The stories hold up for young and old.

My lovely wife used to love all these Christmas animated classics. Charlie Brown’s Christmas, the Grinch, Frosty, Rudolph and I may be missing one or two. With a version or two of the Christmas Carol, our holiday view was full.

This all culminated, not with another movie, but with dear old dad reading “A night before Christmas”. I’m not exactly sure when it started, but when my oldest was 18 she still wanted me to read it.

I’m going to try to do it a little different this year. Future blog notes will let you know if I am successful. But I have some additional members of the family that haven’t heard this story from me yet. We will see.

4 thoughts on “The real Grinch and other Christmas adventures”

  1. So many great holiday specials and movies that never get old. Although I don’t understand the network’s new tradition of repeating them at least twice every year. I love the scene in which Charlie Brown arrives to assume the role of director. Everyone cheers except Snoopy who is heard booing. “Man’s best friend,” indeed.

  2. I like the Garfield Christmas special, and there was one I liked as a kid called “Twas the Night Before Christmas” about a mouse who breaks the town clock and endangers Santa’s arrival.

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