ABC SPECIALHoliday 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.

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.

[via: Deadline]