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Did you know?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved television cartoon,’The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’. The story first appeared in Redbook Magazine in 1955 and was published as a book by Random House in 1957. Chuck Jones, one of the creators of Bugs Bunny and a friend of Dr. Seuss, directed the cartoon in 1966. Every wonder what those lyrics in the theme song actually say? Here is the first stanza:

You’re a mean one, Mr.Grinch

You really are a heel

You’re as cuddly as a cactus, you’re as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch

You’re a bad banana with a greasy,black peel!

Click and be whisked by virtual sleigh to the full lyrics.

In the the cartoon and Jim Carey’s movie, Mr. Grinch is a delicious shade of green. Chuck Jones was inspired by ugly rental cars he’d seen.

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In the book, Mr. Grinch is black and white with a red coat, hat, and pinkish eyes.

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Just for Kids:

Fun facts about Dr. Seuss:

-His real name was Theodore Seuss Geisel. His pen name was Dr. Seuss, which he pronounced, Dr. Soiss—like someone from Brooklyn saying pass the ‘soice’. But everyone else pronounced it Dr. Soose and that was that.

-Dr. Seuss never took an art lesson. He practiced drawing animals at the zoo.

-His mother encouraged him to draw on his bedroom walls!

Click here for a FREE coloring download of one of Santa’s Elves, inspired by the Whos of Whoville in ‘The Grinch’.

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