How the Grinch stole Christmas!
It is a Children’s story written by dr. Seuss.
It follows the Grinch, a moody, solitary creature
who attempts to put an end to Christmas by stealing
Christmas gifts and decorations from the nearby houses of the town of Whoville on Christmas Eve.
Miraculously, the Grinch realized that Christmas is not
all about presents and money.
This story was published as a book by random house in 1957 and issue at the same
The book criticizes the commercialization
of Christmas and holiday season.
The Grinch, a Grouchy, cave-dwelling creature, hates Christmas. His only companion is his unloved but loyal dog.
He stays at the snowy mount crumpet, located north of Whoville, home of the warm-hearted whos.
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From his cave, the Grinch can hear the noisy Christmas festivities that are continually annoying. He
decided a wicked scheme to steal presents, trees and Christmas food.
He went there and began to steal the Christmas presents, trees and decorations, and food.
When interrupted by Cindy Lou, who, the Grinch concocts a crafty lie to effect his escape.
He then does the same thing to all other houses in the village.
As Dawn arrives, the Grinch expects the whos to let out bitter and sorrowful cries, but instead, much to his shock, they sing a joyous Christmas song.
This puzzles the Grinch until it dawns on him that “maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more” than presents and feasting.
With this realization, the Grinch’s shrunken heart suddenly grows three sizes, and he returns to Whoville, bringing back all the Whos’ belongings.
The Grinch then participates in Whos’s Christmas feast.