TV Show Review- Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
December 10, 2020
A few weeks ago, NBC aired Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The version they showed is the original 1966 cartoon version of the Dr. Seuss children story. It’s been years since I watched it so I decided to watch it and review it for Blogmas.The cartoon follows the story of the Grinch, who hates Christmas. After 53 years of annoyed by the Christmas celebrations of the townspeople of Whoville, a village located underneath his cave home in the mountains, he decides to take Christmas from them.
When I was a child, I didn’t like the show. I remember I liked how it ended, with the Grinch realizing the error of his ways and learning the meaning of Christmas, but I couldn’t remember why I didn’t like the show. After re-watching the show, I remembered it bothered me how the Grinch treated his dog Max. When I saw the show for the first time, I was 5 years old or younger. Back then, I had a huge soft spot for dogs and I hated seeing any movie or TV show that showed dogs without a happy ending. So, I didn’t like the show and preferred other Christmas shows and movies. Now that I’m an adult, I still didn’t like the way the Grinch treated Max, but it doesn’t bother me like it did when I was a toddler and preschooler.
The show is a great Christmas classic that many will enjoy. Although I didn’t like it when I was a young child, I like it now. The story is easy to follow, the traditional animation is in the style of the illustrations of Dr. Suess’ books, and Boris Karloff did a wonderful job as the narrator and the Grinch. Although this is a show that is meant for children, it can be enjoyed by adults as well.