Not one, not two, but three Grinch movies

December 23, 2018


Riey Sorvino

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss has been a holiday favorite since it was published in 1957. The Grinch, who first hated Christmas, learns to love the holiday through the spirit of the people living in Who-ville.

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!

He’s back! On November 9, the newest version of The Grinch came out on the big screen. This movie is the third one based on Dr. Seuss’s children’s book How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The book was published in 1957. The main character, the Grinch, hated the holiday season for no apparent reason. The Grinch enters the nearby town of Who-ville and takes all the stockings, presents, trees and food from inside each home. That cruel act, however, didn’t stop the people of Who-ville from celebrating Christmas. Students at Patrick M. Villano School have varied opinions about which movie version is best.

“I like the newest one because I love the animations, and it’s so funny, and it’s like the original, but it’s very different at the same time,” sixth grader Sierra Tofts states.

Like the first movie, this newest one is animated. The second version was made with real actors.

“The first one was definitely the best one. I only watched the first and second, but out of those I enjoyed it [the first one] the most. The animation caught my interest. It was the most entertaining,” Paul Klele stated.

“I like the newest one that just came out because the older ones are more old fashioned, and the new one is funny and the graphics are really good,” Emma Iwabuchi added.

“I like the second one because it’s very entertaining, and it’s really funny, and it’s a great Christmas movie. I rate this 9 our of to because they could add a little more to it to make it more interesting,” Nicolina Elisano said.

Whatever version students enjoy, the message is the same from the Grinch: “Maybe Christmas, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps, means a little bit more.”

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