12.10.2012

25 Days of Christmas Movies Day 10: You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch!

ATTENTION READERS: As a Christmas present to my faithful readers, I'm going to offer you guys a contest. The winner will receive a Cinemark movie gift card so you can get out there and see the movie of your choice currently in theaters. Here's what's gonna happen: after the 25 days of Christmas posts are up, I'll do a post that lists the entire 25 days of Christmas Movies and it will be your job to tell me which one is your favorite! (DON'T DO THAT HERE! WAIT TIL THE END!) When that post airs leave a comment below telling me which one was your favorite and you'll be entered to win. In the meantime, every comment during each post in the 25 Days of Christmas Movies Series will count as an additional entry. The winner will be announced sometime between Christmas and New Years Eve. Good luck! And on with the 25 Days....



LAST MOVIE WATCHED: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
TO WATCH OR NOT TO WATCH: I have always loved this movie....the original animated classic that is-- don't ever think I liked the horrible live action remake with Jim Carrey that completely botches up the wonderful simplicity found in the animated classic. The songs are great and the message is wonderful. You can't really watch this movie without having your heart touched a little bit when the Grinch realizes that "Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store...maybe Christmas....perhaps...means a little bit more." Plus bonus points for Max the dog.....he probably has got to be up there with my favorite movie/tv pooches (which list is admittedly very small.)
EMILY RATING: 10/10
UP NEXT: Santa Claus is Comin to Town





5 comments:

Johanna said...

Love Boris Karloff's voice. It really makes the story.

I cannot stand, repeat...cannot stand the Jim Carrey version. So disgustingly bad.

Howard said...

Oh, great! You've enticed me to come out of hiding with the offer of a free movie ticket. I feel like Abigail Chase in National Treasure: "you know, I really couldn't accept something like that normally, but um... I really want it."

I guess I'll have to go back and comment on all the others, too.

Of course this story wouldn't be a story without Grinchy. And the dog IS a fantastic supporting actor. But the triumph of love and The Christmas Spirit in Whoville AFTER Christmas was stolen is one of the most moving movie moments - and it's animated!

Sarah said...

This is a great one. I would just like to know how I could get my hands on my own roast beast---because that thing never runs out! You cut one huge slice, and voila! There's just as much roast beast left. One 6 lb. roast can feed 100 people!

Teea Lamb said...

While I agree with your review of this classic, I have to say I LOVE the Jim Carrey version! It is fun, cleaver, and very quotable. It's been a family tradition/favorite since it came out. :) P.S. I miss you! I love reading this, you do a great job with it!

roxanne said...

This movie IS my Christmas childhood! Absolutely love it! And I love the quote you used about the meaning of Christmas, probably my favorite line from the whole movie.