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Old November 24 2010, 10:12 PM   #16
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Re: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)....

Karloff did such an awesome voiceover.
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Old November 25 2010, 05:15 AM   #17
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I like "The Little Drummer Boy"
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Old November 26 2010, 04:02 AM   #18
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Karloff did such an awesome voiceover.
Love it. I've got the entire narration as an mp3 on my iPod. Listen to it on the subway every Christmas.
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Old December 4 2010, 07:57 PM   #19
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I love the Grinch and Charlie Brown! But most of the stop motion stuff just makes me cringe these days. Not because of how it looks, but mostly because of the writing.
Rudolph is still good but I must admit to cringing at exactly how nasty both Santa and Rudolph's dad are in the early scenes.
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Old December 4 2010, 08:57 PM   #20
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^^ I just watched Rudulph the other night and I was reminded of the same thing. Santa and Donner don't come off at all well in the beginning.
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Old December 5 2010, 12:20 AM   #21
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Re: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)....

The Grinch is awesome, also I love The Year Without Santa Clause, gotta love the Cold Miser.
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Old December 5 2010, 01:43 AM   #22
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I actually love the Jim Carrey film...
I'm sorry, but the Carrey version completely SHITS on the entire point of the cartoon and the book.

The whole point of the original was how the Grinch hated Christimas because his heart was too small and how he needed to learn from the Whos the meaning of Christmas.

The Grinch THOUGHT (in the original) that the meaning of Christmas was gifts and parties. He believed that was all the Whos cared about. Then, after he steals their toys and decorations he learns that's not true. The spirit in their heart--the LOVE--is what they believe in. And he learns to love in return.

That's a great message about the holiday.

Conversely, in the Howard/Carrey version the Grinch hates Christmas because he's been a victim of discrimination by the Whos, a group of shallow people who, in fact, DO care more about the toys and parties. It's only after he steals their stuff do they repent. And, then, the Grinch gets to join their parties (in other words, exactly the opposite of what Dr Suess intended).

Basically, its as if Howard and Carrey decided to rewrite Dickens to make everyone an asshole until Ebeneezer and some ghosts lay down divine justice.
I agree, I like the Carrey version just to see them make it live action, but really is overdone.
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Old December 5 2010, 02:12 AM   #23
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Max was voted favorite dog in a tv show or movie some years back. I love Max.
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Old December 5 2010, 02:40 AM   #24
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Re: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)....

I agree. The cartoon version captures beautifully the charm and whimsy of Dr. Seuss's original story. That and Rudolph are my favorite "animated" Christmas tales.

My favorite live action films are "It's a Wonderful Life" and the original "Miracle on 34th Street."
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Old December 5 2010, 02:59 AM   #25
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Re: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)....

I just finished watching A Christmas Story (the kid who wants a Red Rider BB Gun). Not awesome, but it does have a smaltzy charm to it. When he gets his long awaited present it does remind me of the two most memorable gifts I got as a kid.

When I was seven I got a Corgi Batmobile (the big sized one) that I was crazy for. But when I was eleven I went nuts when I opened my first AMT model of the TOS Enterprise along with also getting the Klingon Battle Cruiser.
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Old December 5 2010, 10:46 PM   #26
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Now a holiday special I haven't seen since the '70s--for some reason I just kept missing it. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. I love this one, and as much as I enjoy Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer I like this one better. I find it a little more polished fleshed out. I remember being quite taken with it while I was young and I'm glad to see it still holds up well. I also have to say that I was grinning and chuckling so that I even felt tears in my eyes.
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Old December 19 2010, 06:18 AM   #27
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Re: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)....

I was in a department store yesterday and was pleased to hear "He's a Mean One..." playing on the PA system,


...until some &*% cut it short and didn't even make an announcement!
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Old December 19 2010, 01:41 PM   #28
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I recently heard a Michael Buble version of the song and it just had no soul to it. Boris Karloff owns that song.
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Old December 19 2010, 04:13 PM   #29
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Actually, Boris Karloff never sang the song, rather it was Thurl Ravenscroft.
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Old December 19 2010, 04:45 PM   #30
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Actually, Boris Karloff never sang the song, rather it was Thurl Ravenscroft.
Oops. Anyway he did it best.
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