Picture of the Week #8: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Only one week to go until Christmas. Scary, eh? I’m sure you didn’t need a reminder that you’re behind schedule, but how about this picture of sketches  from Chuck Jones‘ 1966 film of Dr. SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas, the seasonal tale of a scrooge-like green dude confiscating presents from the townspeople of Whoville to prevent them from having Christmas fun. Of course, like all other scrooges in all other TV specials, from Charlie Brown to Alf, he learns that stealing presents is not enough to dampen the celebrants’ spirits, because the true meaning of Christmas resides in the hearts of families and in friendship and in goodwill and ….zzzzzzzzzzz… Let’s face it, the Grinch is much more fun when he’s mean. Ebeneezer Scrooge is a more dramatic and intriguing figure when he’s bitter and twisted – a happy Scrooge is a creepy, suspect Scrooge. Beware of Grinches bearing gifts. Merry Christmas, one and all.

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