How the Grinch Stole Christmas Special

Teruko Okabe 2001/01/25



Once upon a time, in the festive town of Whoville, the citizens were preparing for their favorite holiday, Christmas! However, there was one inhabitant who didn’t share their enthusiasm - The Grinch.

The Grinch was a tall and hairy creature with a heart two sizes too small. He despised everything about Christmas and especially hated the joyous noise all around him. The town’s excitement for Christmas made him angry and resentful.

One day, as he was standing on top of Mount Crumpit overlooking the town, he came up with an evil plan to steal Christmas from the Whos. So he dressed up as Santa Claus and headed down to Whoville under the guise of bringing gifts to all the little children.

Once there, he stealthily took everything related to Christmas - presents, trees, decorations - leaving nothing behind but crumbs. To his surprise though, despite having no material possessions left for Christmas day itself, the Whos still gathered together in song and celebration.

In that moment it occurred to him that maybe Christmas wasn’t just about presents and food but perhaps something more meaningful. And so he realized that his hatred for Christmas was misplaced. In an act of redemption, he returned everything back to Whoville and finally joined them in their celebration.

From then on out, The Grinch integrated into society without causing any mischief and even made amends with some of his past victims by returning stolen items or apologizing through other means.

As for Whoville itself, they welcomed The Grinch with open arms into their community because they learned through his journey that people can change if given hope and kindness.




Released in 2000, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic holiday movie that has been loved by audiences of all ages for almost two decades. The film is based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved book of the same name and directed by Ron Howard. It stars Jim Carrey as the infamous green creature who plans to ruin Christmas for the residents of Whoville.

The movie tells the story of how the Grinch tries to steal Christmas from Whoville because he hates everything about it. However, as he goes through with his plan, he ends up learning a valuable lesson about love and kindness.

One of the most significant merits of this movie is its production design. The setting transports you into a world that feels imaginative and magical ? which is what you would expect from a Dr. Seuss adaptation. The colorful sets, costumes, and makeup add an extra layer of whimsy to this endearing tale.

Another outstanding aspect of How The Grinch Stole Christmas is Jim Carrey’s performance as the titular character. Carrey’s comedic timing combined with his physical acting skills gives life to this iconic role ? making it hard not to root for him despite his misdeeds.

The supporting cast also shines in their respective roles - particularly Cindy Lou Who played by Taylor Momsen - who brings depth and heart to her performance as one of the few people in Whoville who sees beyond appearances.

On top of its technical brilliance, How The Grinch Stole Christmas also has a lot to offer in terms of storytelling. Despite being primarily aimed at children, it manages to deliver an inspiring message that speaks universally about acceptance, forgiveness, and community spirit.

However, there are some criticisms that can be made about this film. For starters, while Jim Carrey’s performance was praised by many critics; others found it to be over-the-top and distracting. Additionally, the movie does have some crude humor and innuendos that may not be suitable for younger viewers.

In conclusion, How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a beloved holiday classic that continues to resonate with audiences of all ages. Although it’s not perfect, it’s an entertaining and heartwarming film that delivers a powerful message about the true meaning of Christmas. If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit or just need a good laugh, this movie is definitely worth watching!



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As a child, I was moved by the movie “The Bad News Bears Go to Japan” where Japanese professional baseball players and American actors performed in front of a large audience. This made me fall in love with the movie. This blog is my review of the movie that I actually saw. Please use it as a reference when renting movies.

Profession housewife
Editor Teruko Okabe
Location Japan

For a long time, in between housework,
I would go to the movie theater to watch films and then write reviews of the movies in a diary which I stored away in a closet.
When I showed these reviews to Azesan, he suggested turning them into a website.
I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity. I may be nearing the end of my life, but if reading my reviews can move the hearts of younger people,
I think that would be wonderful.
It may even become a catalyst for various realizations and changes in their lives moving forward.

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