History Film / HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas

7th Nov '17 9:54:14 AM Hedging
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Until the ending, the Whos are really less sympathetic than in the book. They're [[ObliviouslyEvil not intentionally mean-spirited, but are ultra-commercial and have lost sight of what Christmas really means.]]

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Until the ending, the Whos are really far less sympathetic than in the book. They're [[ObliviouslyEvil not intentionally mean-spirited, mean-spirited (save for Mayor Maywho), but are ultra-commercial and have lost sight of what Christmas really means.]]



* ChevoksGun: Besides the mountain of junk outside of his cave which he builds his rocket sleigh from, the vaccum hose which he uses to suck up all the presents and the antlers he ties on Max for his role as reindeer in his "revese-santa gambit" are both seen early in the film when the Grinch returns home from playing a variety of harmful pranks in Whoville.



* DevilInPlainSight: Mayor Augustus Maywho doesn't start out this way, but after see him as a bully during his childhood, his sadistic traits become considerably noticeable, especially during the Who-balation, where he sees to it that the Grinch has an absolutely horrible time there.

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* DevilInPlainSight: Mayor Augustus Maywho doesn't start out this way, but after see him after his past as a schoolyard bully during his childhood, is revealed, his sadistic traits become considerably noticeable, especially during the Who-balation, where he sees to it that the Grinch has an absolutely horrible time there.



** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted for a bit at the beginning.]] Only sfter Max pushes the Grinch into saving Cindy from the machinery, he reluctantly saves her. He didn't seem too concerned at first.

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** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted for a bit at the beginning.]] Only sfter after Max pushes the Grinch into saving Cindy from the machinery, he reluctantly saves her. He didn't seem too concerned at first.



--> '''Lou Lou Who:''' Exactly, honey. And he's a What who doesn't like Christmas.

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--> '''Lou Lou Who:''' Exactly, honey. And he's a What who who...doesn't like Christmas.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadarGettingCrapPastTheRadar: Not nearly as many as [[Film/TheCatInTheHat the second live action film adaptation of a Seuss work]], but still some rather noticeable examples:



* GoodParents: While Cindy's parents are just as commercialized and competitive as the other Whos, they are still loving parents throughout the movie, and are the first ones to [[HeelRealization realize the true meaning of Christmas.]]



%%* HumanFocusedAdaptation

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%%* HumanFocusedAdaptation* HumanFocusedAdaptation: Not entirely, but the Whos (especially Cindy) receive almost as much emphasis and screentime as the Grinch.



* NeverMyFault: Augustus Maywho blames Cindy Lou for the Grinch stealing Christmas since she was the one who insisted on having him be their Cheermeister in the first place, despite the fact that it was his intentionally tortorous treatment of the Grinch during the entire celebration and KickTheDog moment with the razor during the finale that drove the Grinch over the edge..

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* NeverMyFault: Augustus Maywho blames Cindy Lou for the Grinch stealing Christmas since she was the one who insisted on having him be their Cheermeister in the first place, despite the fact that it was his intentionally tortorous treatment of the Grinch during the entire celebration and incredibly mean-spirited KickTheDog moment with the razor during the finale that drove the Grinch over the edge..edge.
27th Oct '17 3:52:25 PM CrowTR0bot
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* InteractiveNarrator: The Grinch shushes the narrator when he's sneaking into the Whos' houses to steal their presents.

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* InteractiveNarrator: The Grinch shushes the narrator when he's sneaking into the Whos' houses to steal their presents. After a brief pause, the narrator continues, but whispers the rest of his lines.
25th Oct '17 6:03:40 PM Clamanath
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* AwardBaitSong: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlgTPxlOUzQ Where Are You, Christmas?]]" by {{Music/FaithHill}}.

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* AwardBaitSong: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlgTPxlOUzQ Where Are You, Christmas?]]" by {{Music/FaithHill}}.Music/FaithHill.
25th Oct '17 6:02:58 PM Clamanath
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* AwardBaitSong: "Where Are You, Christmas?"

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* AwardBaitSong: "Where "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlgTPxlOUzQ Where Are You, Christmas?"Christmas?]]" by {{Music/FaithHill}}.
12th Oct '17 10:06:53 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* AccidentalRhyme: The Grinch does this a couple of times (to fit the original rhymes by DrSeuss) and then gets annoyed at himself because he hates rhyming.
16th Sep '17 10:05:05 AM Hedging
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* BatmanGambit: Unlike the book and the cartoon, the Grinch's plan hinging on Christmas being ruined by him stealing the presents actually holds merit as the Whovians truly are that materialistic. And it works!

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* BatmanGambit: Unlike the book and the cartoon, the Grinch's plan hinging on Christmas being ruined by him stealing the presents actually holds merit as the Whovians truly are that materialistic. And it works!works....[[HeelRealization initially anyway.]]



%%* DevilInPlainSight: Mayor Augustus Maywho.

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%%* * DevilInPlainSight: Mayor Augustus Maywho.Maywho doesn't start out this way, but after see him as a bully during his childhood, his sadistic traits become considerably noticeable, especially during the Who-balation, where he sees to it that the Grinch has an absolutely horrible time there.



* EnfantTerrible: The Grinch when he was a kid.

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* EnfantTerrible: The Yes, it was the brutal taunting he received from his classmates that turned the Grinch when into a full-fledged villain, but he was always had sadistic traits going all the way back to his youth, especially in regards to Christmas. Examples include eating a kid.Santa plate as a baby and drawing a picture of Santa falling off his sleigh to his death as a boy. Also, during his construction of the angel in an attempt to impress Martha and get into the Christmas spirit, he shows no regard or concern for the valuable family items he is building it from, such as the expensive wilverware or family heirloam.



* {{Jerkass}}: The Grinch, at first, and Mayor Augustus Maywho.

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* {{Jerkass}}: The Grinch, at first, and Mayor Augustus Maywho. In fact, the latter was largely responsible for turning the former into this trope.



* NeverMyFault: Augustus Maywho blames Cindy Lou for the Grinch stealing Christmas, despite the fact that it was his brutal taunts that drove the Grinch over the edge the night before.

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* NeverMyFault: Augustus Maywho blames Cindy Lou for the Grinch stealing Christmas, Christmas since she was the one who insisted on having him be their Cheermeister in the first place, despite the fact that it was his brutal taunts intentionally tortorous treatment of the Grinch during the entire celebration and KickTheDog moment with the razor during the finale that drove the Grinch over the edge the night before.edge..
5th Sep '17 6:47:23 AM LegionnaireBlaze
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* BaitandSwitch:When the Grinch starts wrapping up Cindy Lou he choses a bright red wrapping paper, during the wrapping of Cindy Lou he tells Max to pick out a bow. A short bit later and we see a properly packaged box and Cindy Lou screaming 'Hello?'. Don't worry, it's not her because if it was there would be no movie.
29th Aug '17 6:10:35 PM gjjones
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* HollywoodHeartAttack: The Grinch seems to have one when his heart grows three sizes.

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* HollywoodHeartAttack: The Grinch seems to have one clutches his chest in pain when his heart grows three sizes.
29th Aug '17 5:34:58 AM GojiBiscuits
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* BullyingADragon: Even as a child, the Grinch was quite strong. Him being ridiculed and mocked by the Whos for his attempt to give a gift to a young Martha some 53 years in the past was what finally made him snap, and he utterly trashes the class' Christmas tree in response.
23rd Aug '17 2:51:54 PM SymBionicFan
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-->'''Grinch:''' "[[SarcasmMode Bleeding hearts of the world unite!]]"



-->'''Grinch:''' "[[SarcasmMode Bleeding hearts of the world unite!]]"
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