History Literature / HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas

20th Sep '17 9:10:15 PM Wingnut
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* WhenHeSmiles: Guess who. Just guess.
17th May '17 11:17:18 AM KingLyger
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* AnAesop: "Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."

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* AnAesop: "Maybe Christmas doesn't Christmas", he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."



* ChildrenAreInnocent

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* ChildrenAreInnocentChildrenAreInnocent: Cindy Lou-Who, who is no more than two, innocently believes that The Grinch is Santa Claus when he's stealing things from her house.



* DreamingOfAWhiteChristmas
* EvilOldFolks: The Grinch is implied to be at least 53 years old when he decided to steal christmas.

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* DreamingOfAWhiteChristmas
DreamingOfAWhiteChristmas: It's always snowing around Christmas in Whoville.
* EvilOldFolks: The Grinch is implied to be at least 53 years old when he decided to steal christmas.Christmas.



* FreudianExcuse: {{Averted}}; the narration specifically tells us "please don't ask why" the Grinch hates Christmas, because "no one quite knows the reason." (TheMovie, on the other hand, goes into great detail about it....)

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* FreudianExcuse: {{Averted}}; the narration specifically tells us "please don't ask why" the Grinch hates Christmas, because "no one quite knows the reason." (TheMovie, on the other hand, goes into great detail about it....it.)



* TheGrinch: TropeNamer
* GrumpyOldMan: Seeing as he's "put up with it now" for 53 years, as he claims, he seems to fit.
* HeelFaceTurn: The Grinch, at the end. That's why he's the Trope-Image.

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* TheGrinch: TropeNamer
TropeNamer and TropeMaker. You don't get much more antagonistic towards Christmas than trying to ruin it for an entire city.
* GrumpyOldMan: Seeing as he's The Grinch has "put up with it now" for 53 years, as he claims, he seems to fit.
* HeelFaceTurn: The Grinch, at the end. end, in [[ItWasHisSled one of the most well-known examples]] of a bad guy turning good. That's why he's the Trope-Image.trope image.



* {{Neologism}}: Like "scrooge," the word "grinch" has entered the language as a synonym for a stingy, mean-spirited person, particularly one who [[TheGrinch hates Christmas]], but unlike Scrooge who simply expresses his contempt, a grinch is one who actively attempts to ruin it for everyone.

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* {{Neologism}}: Like "scrooge," the word "grinch" has entered the language as a synonym for a stingy, mean-spirited person, particularly one who [[TheGrinch hates Christmas]], but unlike Scrooge Christmas]]. Unlike Scrooge, who simply expresses his contempt, a grinch is one who actively attempts to ruin it for everyone.



* SantaClausmas

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* SantaClausmasSantaClausmas: No mention of any sort of religious iconography anywhere; it's all about Santa and presents in the Grinch's story.



* ShrunkenOrgan: The Grinch's heart. Inverted later.
* TheStrengthOfTenMen: Technically, The Strength Of Twelve Grinches [[spoiler:when the Grinch lifts his sled over his head]].
* TrueMeaningOfChristmas: Seeing [[spoiler:the Whos still celebrating without their decorations and presents]] causes the Grinch to have an epiphany: "Maybe Christmas, perhaps, doesn't come from a store... maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more..." (In this case, the true meaning of Christmas seems to be thankfulness for friends, neighbors, and family.)

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* ShrunkenOrgan: The Grinch's heart. heart, which is "two sizes too small." Inverted later.
later, when it grows three sizes.
* TheStrengthOfTenMen: Technically, The Strength Of Twelve Grinches [[spoiler:when when the Grinch lifts his sled over his head]].
head.
* TrueMeaningOfChristmas: Seeing [[spoiler:the the Whos still celebrating without their decorations and presents]] presents causes the Grinch to have an epiphany: "Maybe Christmas, perhaps, doesn't come from a store... maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more...more." (In this case, the true meaning of Christmas seems to be thankfulness for friends, neighbors, and family.)
24th Dec '16 2:14:31 PM TFSyndicate
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!! Includes examples of:

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!! Includes wonderful, ''awful'' examples of:
23rd Dec '16 12:57:59 AM MoPete
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* AnAesop: "There's more to Christmas than just the stuff you buy for it."

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* AnAesop: "There's more to "Maybe Christmas than just the stuff you buy for it.doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."
21st Dec '16 7:02:04 PM akaun6899
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In 1966 the story [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas was adapted]] into a very popular television ChristmasSpecial by animator Creator/ChuckJones. In 1998 it became a [[TheMusical stage musical]] that played Broadway in holiday engagements over 2006-07. In 2000, they made a live-action [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas feature film]] starring Creator/JimCarrey as a LargeHam version of the title character. Creator/IlluminationEntertainment is confirmed to release their own [[AllCGICartoon computer-animated]] version of this tale in late 2018.

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In 1966 the story [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas was adapted]] into a very popular television ChristmasSpecial by animator Creator/ChuckJones. In 1998 it became a [[TheMusical stage musical]] that played Broadway in holiday engagements over 2006-07. In 2000, they made a live-action [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas feature film]] starring Creator/JimCarrey as a LargeHam version of the title character. Creator/IlluminationEntertainment is confirmed to release their own [[AllCGICartoon computer-animated]] version of this tale in late 2018.2018, with Creator/BenedictCumberbatch in the title role.
11th Oct '16 4:18:51 PM Arkadi
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* AnAesop: "There's more to Christmas then just the stuff you buy for it."

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* AnAesop: "There's more to Christmas then than just the stuff you buy for it."
28th Sep '16 10:48:26 AM MoPete
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* AnAesop

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* AnAesopAnAesop: "There's more to Christmas then just the stuff you buy for it."
8th Sep '16 12:41:46 AM Timjames98
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* HeelFaceTurn: The Grinch, at the end.

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* HeelFaceTurn: The Grinch, at the end. That's why he's the Trope-Image.
14th Aug '16 1:45:12 PM Mdumas43073
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A classic 1957 children's book written and illustrated by Creator/DrSeuss, telling the story of a mean-spirited, cave-dwelling creature called TheGrinch who hates Christmas. He proceeds to pilfer all the Christmas paraphernalia from the perky folks living in Whoville in an effort to, well, steal Christmas. Although he succeeds, the Whos happily sing their big Christmas song anyway. Realizing the TrueMeaningOfChristmas, the Grinch has a [[HeelFaceTurn change of heart,]] and returns all the loot as the Whos cheerfully welcome him into their community. [[HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas This plot]] has become a StockParody.

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A classic 1957 children's book written and illustrated by Creator/DrSeuss, telling the story of a mean-spirited, cave-dwelling creature called TheGrinch who hates Christmas. He proceeds to pilfer all the Christmas paraphernalia from the perky folks living in Whoville in an effort to, well, steal Christmas. Although he succeeds, the Whos happily sing their big Christmas song anyway. Realizing the TrueMeaningOfChristmas, the Grinch has a [[HeelFaceTurn change of heart,]] and returns all the loot as the Whos cheerfully welcome him into their community. [[HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas This plot]] has become a StockParody.\n


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[[HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas This plot]] has become an oft-recycled StockParody.
14th Aug '16 1:42:23 PM Mdumas43073
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In 1966 the story [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas was adapted]] into a very popular television ChristmasSpecial by animator Creator/ChuckJones. In 1998 it became a [[TheMusical stage musical]] that played Broadway in holiday engagements over 2006-07. In 2000, they made a live-action [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas feature film]] starring Creator/JimCarrey as a LargeHam version of the title character. Creator/IlluminationEntertainment is confirmed to release their own [[AllCGIToon fully computer-animated]] version of this tale in late 2018.

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In 1966 the story [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas was adapted]] into a very popular television ChristmasSpecial by animator Creator/ChuckJones. In 1998 it became a [[TheMusical stage musical]] that played Broadway in holiday engagements over 2006-07. In 2000, they made a live-action [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas feature film]] starring Creator/JimCarrey as a LargeHam version of the title character. Creator/IlluminationEntertainment is confirmed to release their own [[AllCGIToon fully [[AllCGICartoon computer-animated]] version of this tale in late 2018.
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