How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Credit: floatingredcouch.comDespite a perpetual pattern of animal abuse and a desperate need of orthodontic repair, one naked green man discovers the joy of Christmas.

 

I’ve always loved this story — my wife even bought me the book. And on a completely random note, I’ve always felt that the Grinch’s skills as a seamstress (seamster?) were severely underappreciated.

OH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: The voice of Cindy Lou Who was actually a 49-year-old woman. Yeah, I’m not sure how I feel about that either.

grinch hashLike many people today, the Grinch just thought Christmas was just a time for buying presents and going to parties. It wasn’t until he heard the weird Who-chant song around the tree that he even considered Christmas was more than gar-dinkers and electro-who-cardio-shnooks.

He puzzled and puzzled til his puzzler was sore.

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas – perhaps – means a little bit more.”

The Grinch was right. It does mean more, and more than just a little bit more. This whole Christmas thing is about Jesus Christ. And while this story doesn’t specifically mention His name, it’s still about what Christ stands for.

Christ is the center of Christmas, and as a natural effect of celebrating Christ, we feel a spirit of peace and love toward those around us.

A celebration of Christ is a celebration of Christ-like behavior.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” – Luke 2:14

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