When it comes to Christmas films, there’s one green, furry character who has forever been stealing not just presents but the limelight away from most other holiday season features on Netflix for far too long.
This film has been on Netflix UK’s top ten films list for an impressive nine weeks. How the Grinch Stole Christmas has become the undisputed champion, holding its ground and securing the eighth position on the list this week.
This festive classic, directed by Ron Howard, has stood the test of time. Howard took on the directorial duties for this enduring holiday gem. The film’s screenplay, inspired by Dr. Seuss’s beloved book of the same name, was crafted by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman. However, it was the cast that brought this whimsical tale to life. Jim Carrey, known for his incredible comedic prowess, stepped into the shoes (and the furry, green suit) of the infamous Grinch, delivering a performance that has become iconic.
The story revolves around the Grinch, a solitary and misanthropic creature living atop Mount Crumpit, overlooking the cheerful town of Whoville. Fueled by a deep-seated disdain for the festivities, the Grinch hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the unsuspecting Whos below. Disguised as Santa Claus, he descends upon Whoville on Christmas Eve with his trusty canine companion, Max.
However, as the Grinch begins to steal presents and decorations, he encounters little Cindy Lou Who, whose innocence and kindness start to chip away at his cynical exterior. As the story unfolds, the Grinch finds himself grappling with the true meaning of Christmas as his heart begins to grow tenfold, almost comically.
Nine weeks into its Netflix reign, How the Grinch Stole Christmas proves that some stories are timeless and Christmas-loving fiends will start their celebrations months ahead of the actual holiday season. This isn’t even the only Grinch-y film on the Netflix charts. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch has also been going strong for several weeks now.
You too can join in with the festive mood and watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Netflix.