Holiday cheer is coming your way, courtesy of Dr. Seuss, the Grinch, Whoville, and NBC.
With the animated version of Dr. Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" turning 50 this year, NBC is already planning its celebration. The network announced Thursday that it will air the full version of the 1996 TV special just after Thanksgiving, on Nov. 25 at 8/7c. This is the first time in more than a decade that we'll get all 26 minutes on TV, according to Deadline.
In honor of its 50th anniversary, don't miss "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" in FULL November 25 at 8/7c on NBC! ???? pic.twitter.com/FAJf7rFE4i
— NBC (@nbc) November 17, 2016
The 1957 book and the animated special are classics; for decades now, watching the mean, green Grinch discover the spirit of Christmas has been a holiday staple. While Jim Carrey put a fun spin on iconic the character in 2000's live-action version, there's still something to be said for the animated original -- especially as it hits the half-century mark.
In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen). Read More