Thursday, December 18, 2014

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Dr. Seuss’ ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" little spark of madness that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.

December 18th, 1966
Dr. Seuss’ ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas Debuted on CBS.

The animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children's book by Dr. Seuss, the story of The Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Featuring narration by Boris Karloff, who also provided the Grinch's voice, and songs with lyrics written by Geisel himself, set to music composed by Albert Hague, many of which were sung by Thurl Ravenscroft.
The special, which is considered a short film as it runs less than an hour, is one of the classic Christmas specials from the 1960s still shown regularly on television. Jones and Geisel previously worked together on thePrivate Snafu training cartoons for United Productions of America during World War II.

Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa
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