Greetings, fellow Deviants, I have some news,
This is another episode of SithVamp Reviews.
So listen closely and don't move an inch,
For I'll review the 60s cartoon about the Grinch.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, to give you some clues,
Was based on the book by one Dr. Seuss.
And, to make things even better, the director
Of this film is Chuck Jones, a Looney Tunes animator.
1966 was the year this movie was made,
A year, when an era of the Beatles began to fade.
The narrator, to make shivers run down your spine,
Is Boris Karloff, who played the Mummy and Frankenstein.
The movie starts with a group of people, whose
name is quite simple: they are the Whos.
We see them singing songs and decorating a tree,
they're preparing for Christmas with happiness and glee.
The Whos all feel joyous and happy,
There's only one person, who feels sour and crappy,
He watches it angrily, all this Holiday minge-binge,
It's the title character: known as the Grinch!
The Grinch hates Christmas, it's driving him nuts,
All those Christmas features make him sick to his guts.
He hates the decorations, he hates the toys,
But the one thing he can't stand, it's all the noise, noise, NOISE, NOISE!!!!!!
Grinch even hates the feast, he's never in the mood
For a piece of Roast Beast, which the Whos have for food.
He hatches a plan and knows he mustn't be lazy,
For the Whos and Christmas are driving him crazy!
He then rushes to his cave, working on his scheme,
He makes a Santa suit, and throughout this scene
We hear a song that got famous in every inch,
An ode to our lead character: "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch".
When the suit is done, Grinch is ready to go,
But before he leaves, he realizes he's got no
Reindeer to pull his sleigh, so he doesn't relax,
And puts an antler on his pet dog, Max.
So Grinch leaves the mountain, and is on his way
To make the Whos have a horrid Christmas Day.
As he and Max are sliding downhill on the sleigh,
We see the scenes of this done in a kind of comedic way.
When Grinch arrives, he begins to fulfill
His quest to ruin Christmas in Whoville
And throughout this scene, not to make things wrong,
We hear some new verses from the Grinch song.
Grinch steals everything: every tree, present, jingle bell,
Hoping he'll make Christmas for the Whos a living Hell
Nobody wakes up to stop the mean old green louse,
Until he arrives at one particular house:
When he's about to steal the the tree, and the ornaments too,
Grinch is seen by a little girl called Cindy Lou Who.
She asks the fake-Santa about where's he taking the tree,
So Grinch comes up with a lie and tells her with glee
That he's taking the tree to fix its light,
But he'll bring it back right away by daylight
Then he sends Cindy Lou back to bed, and after seeing enough,
He leaves the house through the chimney with all the stolen stuff.
As Grinch continues to steal every present, ribbon and toy,
Hoping he'll bring sorrow to every little Who girl and boy,
As every house in Whoville gets robbed far and near,
The last verses of the Grinch song is what we hear.
By the time of sunrise, Grinch, the mean old frumpet
Heads back with the stolen things to his home: Mount Crumpit.
After parking the sleigh on top of the mountain, the Grinch
starts listening to hear all the Whos cringe.
But instead of crying, he hears singing here and yonder,
The Whos are still happy and this makes Grinch wonder
How can they be happy if he stole it all?
If they don't have a single thing, how come they're having a ball?
But then he realizes that Christmas is far more
than just trees, candy canes and presents by the score
This makes his inside fill with joy, kindness, and good will,
But then he sees that the sleigh is about to fall downhill!
So he grabs the sleigh quickly, despite being heavy,
His dog Max helps him out too, hanging on to him, steady,
But since Grinch's heart has grown so large, here's what they say:
He suddenly got strong enough to lift the entire sleigh!
The Grinch, having changed his ways, goes back down,
And happily gives back everything he had stolen from town.
The movie ends with the Grinch sitting at the Christmas feast
with the Whos, being happy and eating Roast Beast.
My opinion on How the Grinch Stole Christmas:
I love this cartoon, it's flawless in ever way,
A great piece to watch on Christmas Day!
A nice toon special with animation so dear,
Fits very well next to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
(Rhyming mode deactivated):
01. The film being made by Chuck Jones
02. Having Boris Karloff as the narrator and the voice of the Grinch
03. I freakin' love the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch". It's among my favorite Christmas songs.
Bad things: Can't come up with anything for this section
01. The Grinch of course
Least Favorite character: Can't come up with anything for this section either.
(Rhyming mode activated again):
So yes, I like the 60s cartoon about the Grinch,
It's so great and charming, it never makes me cringe.
At Christmas, it's worth watching again and again,
My rating for it is 10 out of 10.
Like I said, it's a great toon in every way,
Maybe I'll review the live-action Jim Carrey version someday.
This was SithVamp Reviews, but there's one more thing I'll say:
Happy Holidays, Deviants, and have a nice day!