How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (also known as Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) is a television special directed and co-produced by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children's book by Dr. Seuss, the story of the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Originally telecast in the United States on CBS on December 18, 1966, it went on to become a perennial holiday special. The special also features the voice of Boris Karloff as the Grinch and the narrator.
The Grinch (voiced by Boris Karloff) is the film's main character. He lives alone in a cave atop Mt. Crumpit, located above the village of Whoville. The Grinch is a surly, anti-sociable character with a heart "two sizes too small" who has especially hated Christmas for 53 years. He hates the noise, the gluttony, and the sickening Christmas music. One Christmas Eve, he finally has enough and decides to stop Christmas Day from coming to Whoville at all.