It’s the best time of the year, and while there’s an endless amount of holiday content to stream at Christmas, we know how comforting the classics can be. And what could be more classic than a trip to Whoville for Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
The 1966 CBS animated special is an adaptation by Dr. Seuss’ classic Christmas story of a thieving curmudgeon who tries to sabotage the Christmassy Whos Christmas party by stealing everything from the ornaments on their trees to the roasted animal to even the ice cubes. But this children’s story ultimately reveals the important lesson that Christmas is not about gifts, decorations or even food. It’s about being with those you love the most! When the Grinch realizes that the vacation isn’t just about his stolen goods, he returns the contraband to Whoville and joins in. Solid holiday fun for everyone!
The best Christmas films and specials to stream
There are several ways to watch animated specials produced by Chuck Jones and narrated by Boris Karloff that showcase the musical talents of Thurl Ravenscroft.
Here are the December 2020 airtime for How the Grinch Stole Christmas that was announced so far:
Sunday December 13th at 8 / 7c (TBS)
Friday, December 18 at 7 / 6c and 7: 30/6: 30c (TNT)
Saturday, December 19 at 8 / 7c (TNT)
If you prefer on-demand ads, How the Grinch Stole Christmas can be rented on YouTube. It’s also available as part of an Ultimate Edition bundle on Amazon.
As for the other adaptations of the classic Dr. Seuss story concerns, if you’d like to see Jim Carrey as the furry greens in Ron Howard’s 2000s live-action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, that movie is currently available for streaming on Netflix. It can also be rented or purchased on YouTube and Amazon, and is available as part of Hulu with Live TV.
The 2018 adaptation, The Grinch, was removed from Netflix in early December, but viewers can rent or buy the film on YouTube and Amazon, or watch it on their Hulu with live TV subscription.