I’m recovering from ho ho ho-ing at a Christmas party. Elevate your minds Dear Readers! So I want to share my recuperation by highlighting one of my favorite fun holiday cartoons, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Based on Dr. Seuss’s book of the same name and narrated by Boris Karloff, this was an annual holiday staple 1966 to 1987 before the rights were bought by Turner Broadcasting that now shows it several times during the holiday season. Yes, I’ve seriously aged myself.
The ending always causes a lump in my throat. Every year. Turner Broadcasting appears to pull clips showing too much of of the special, but I found two videos piecing most of it together. Be sure to watch both.
This delightful special taught children the real meaning of the holiday season.
“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas, perhaps, is a little bit more.”
“Christmas will always be,
Just as long as we have we.
Welcome Christmas while we stand,
Heart to heart, hand in hand.”
Bet you didn’t know there was a full version of Welcome Christmas by the Who Village Choir?
I’ve always liked that song, too. I was mystified by the cartoon as a kid, though, just because we didn’t have a Christmas that was mostly about presents, so I didn’t get why anyone thought that. (Remember: Servetus grew up under a mushroom.) I get it now.
Oh yes, our tree would have mounds of gifts, with the biggest box going to Yours Truly. 😉 The first Christmas when the biggest box wasn’t mine was a real shocker. 😉
At some point, I guess, people want tiny boxes.