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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town.

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Storyline

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch. Written by Filmfreak <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

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Inside a snowflake, like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for some crude humor | See all certifications »

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17 November 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$123,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$55,082,330 (USA) (19 November 2000)

Gross:

$260,044,825 (USA)
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Trivia

DIRECTOR CAMEO (Ron Howard): One of the startled Whos, while the Grinch rants in the city square. See more »

Goofs

An overview shot of The Grinch building the sled reveals the camera's shadow. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Inside a snowflake like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the Imagine Entertainment logo, snow begins to fall, the snow continues to fall even after the words "Imagine Entertainment" fade away. See more »

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Referenced in Nightlight (2015) See more »

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Chariots of Fire
Written by Vangelis
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Very eerie, but definitely worth the watch. Creepy, yet good Christmas movie.
14 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is by far one of the most enjoyable, feel-good Christmas movies ever made. Fact. It's creepy, nonetheless, but it's also very heartwarming in some particular scenes more than others. A lot of the film revolves around a young Taylor Momsen, but the title character, the Grinch, played by Jim Carrey, is of course the best thing about the film. Not all Christmas films are like this one. This one's unique. It's a different take on Christmas - a different approach. A good approach, too. How the Grinch Stole Christmas has plenty of Christmas feel-good moments, a few funny scenes here and there, and good makeup. It's almost entirely consistently eerie, because The Grinch is a very eccentric, creative, eerie character in the film. It's a good film overall, and you should always watch it around Christmas time. It's definitely one of the best Christmas movies ever made. 8.5/10.


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