History Literature / HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas

28th Feb '16 9:22:47 PM Mdumas43073
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->''Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot...\\

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->''Every ->''"Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot...\\



May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.''

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May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.''
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12th Feb '16 11:03:38 AM spirasen
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->''Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot...\\
But the Grinch, who lived just North of Who-ville, did NOT!\\

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->''Every Who down in Who-ville Whoville liked Christmas a lot...\\
But the Grinch, who lived just North of Who-ville, Whoville, did NOT!\\



A 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 Who-ville 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 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 Who-ville 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.



* ChristmasCarolers: The one thing the Grinch hates most of all is when all the Whos down in Who-ville gather together, and start caroling around the Christmas tree. This is carried over into the [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas animated adaptation]] as well as the [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas live action film adaptation]], the latter of which includes a song on the subject by Music/BenFolds called, "Lonely Christmas Eve."

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* ChristmasCarolers: The one thing the Grinch hates most of all is when all the Whos down in Who-ville Whoville gather together, and start caroling around the Christmas tree. This is carried over into the [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas animated adaptation]] as well as the [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas live action film adaptation]], the latter of which includes a song on the subject by Music/BenFolds called, "Lonely Christmas Eve."
12th Feb '16 11:01:26 AM spirasen
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A 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 1957 children's book written and illustrated by Creator/DrSeuss, telling the story of a mean-spirited, cave-dwelling 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 Who-ville 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]], heart,]] and returns all the loot as the Whos cheerfully welcome him into their community. [[HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas This plot]] has become a StockParody.



!!Includes examples of:

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!!Includes !! Includes examples of:



* BadSanta: TheGrinch disguises himself as one.

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* BadSanta: TheGrinch The Grinch disguises himself as one.



* ChristmasCarolers: The one thing the Grinch hates most of all is when all the Whos down in Whoville gather together, and start caroling around the Christmas tree. This is carried over into the [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas animated adaptation]] as well as the [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas live action film adaptation]], the latter of which includes a song on the subject by Music/BenFolds called, "Lonely Christmas Eve."
* ConsummateLiar: Implied by the narrator's line of "But you know that old Grinch was so smart and so slick, that he thought up a lie and he thought it up quick." The animated special makes the validity of this claim more ambiguous, though.

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* ChristmasCarolers: The one thing the Grinch hates most of all is when all the Whos down in Whoville Who-ville gather together, and start caroling around the Christmas tree. This is carried over into the [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas animated adaptation]] as well as the [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas live action film adaptation]], the latter of which includes a song on the subject by Music/BenFolds called, "Lonely Christmas Eve."
* ConsummateLiar: Implied by the narrator's line of of: "But you know that old Grinch was so smart and so slick, that he thought up a lie and he thought it up quick." The animated special makes the validity of this claim more ambiguous, though.



* {{Expy}}: The Grinch is a [[LighterAndSofter very,]] ''[[AntiVillain very]]'' [[MagnificentBastard loose]] one of [[Literature/{{Beowulf}} Grendel]].

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* {{Expy}}: The Grinch is a [[LighterAndSofter very,]] ''[[AntiVillain very]]'' [[MagnificentBastard loose]] one of [[Literature/{{Beowulf}} Grendel]].Grendel.]]
3rd Feb '16 10:51:01 PM Mdumas43073
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But TheGrinch, who lived just North of Who-ville, did NOT!\\

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But TheGrinch, the Grinch, who lived just North of Who-ville, did NOT!\\



A 1957 children's book written 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 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.
10th Jan '16 9:50:58 PM Mdumas43073
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It could be perhaps that his shoes were too tight.\\
Or it could be his head wasn't screwed on just right.\\
But I think the most likely reason of all\\

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It could be perhaps that his shoes were too tight.head wasn't screwed on just right.\\
Or it It could be be, perhaps, that his head wasn't screwed on just right.shoes were too tight.\\
But I think that the most likely reason of all\\
10th Jan '16 9:48:24 PM Mdumas43073
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->''Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot.\\
But TheGrinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did not.\\
The Grinch hated Christmas -- the whole Christmas season --\\
(Now, please don't ask why; no one quite knows the reason.)\\

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->''Every Who down in Whoville Who-ville liked Christmas a lot.lot...\\
But TheGrinch, who lived just north North of Whoville, Who-ville, did not.\\
NOT!\\
The Grinch hated Christmas -- the Christmas! The whole Christmas season --\\
(Now,
season!\\
Now,
please don't ask why; no why. No one quite knows the reason.)\\\\
10th Jan '16 9:43:53 PM Mdumas43073
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-->''Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot.\\

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-->''Every ->''Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot.\\
10th Jan '16 9:43:40 PM Mdumas43073
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10th Jan '16 9:39:27 PM Mdumas43073
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''How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'' is a children's book written by Creator/DrSeuss in 1957.

It tells 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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''How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'' is a A 1957 children's book written by Creator/DrSeuss in 1957.

It tells
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.
9th Jan '16 3:01:54 PM crazysamaritan
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* [[EvilOldFolks Anti-villainous Old Folks]]: The Grinch is implied to be at least 53 years old when he decided to steal christmas.

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* [[EvilOldFolks Anti-villainous Old Folks]]: EvilOldFolks: The Grinch is implied to be at least 53 years old when he decided to steal christmas.



* HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas: TropeNamer and TropeMaker.

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* HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas: TropeNamer and TropeMaker.TropeMaker; the story is about a character so upset by the "noise" of Christmas that he tries to ruin it for everyone, but then rescues it when he finally understands the "true meaning of Christmas".
* IntangibleTheft: {{Averted|Trope}} when the Grinch tries to steal Christmas by taking away all the material trappings of the holiday, and finds the ''spirit'' of Christmas remains intact.



* PaperThinDisguise: This ugly cave creature puts on a red coat and Santa hat. Boom! He automatically looks "just like Saint Nick." The only person who actually sees him is a two-year-old girl.
** And he ties a single antler to a dog with ''bright red'' thread to create a "reindeer."

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* PaperThinDisguise: PaperThinDisguise:
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This ugly cave creature puts on a red coat and Santa hat. Boom! He automatically looks "just like Saint Nick." The only person who actually sees him is a two-year-old girl.
** And he The Grinch ties a single antler to a dog with ''bright red'' thread to create a "reindeer."
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