Sunday, December 18

How the Grinch stole my heart

I can never quite decide which is my favorite classic Christmas cartoon: Charlie Brown vs. The Grinch.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is an animated television special  based upon the children's story written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss. 

Published as a book by Random House in 1957, and at approximately the same time in an issue of Redbook, the story of the Grinch criticizes the commercialization of Christmas and those who profit from it.

(Hmm, did Charlie Brown grow up to be the Grinch?) 

Directed by Chuck Jones, the special first aired on Dec. 18, 1966, and is one of the very few Christmas specials from the 1960s to still be shown regularly on television. 

Momma and I simply do not acknowledge the Nov. 17, 2000 feature-length version since We do not like it. 

1 comment:

  1. You picked our first two favorite cartoons for Christmas too .. Grinch is our first though for sure, but Charlie Brown is right behind it. LOL

    It is kewl to know others like our favorite and to learn the history behind the story. Thanks for sharing.