Halloween is Grinch Night

Different holiday, same old crabby sourpuss.

While we usually think of The Grinch as being stridently anti-Christmas, he also anchored this Halloween-centered short film, which won an Emmy in 1978 for Outstanding Children’s Program.

This time around, there’s a “Sour-Sweet Wind” blowing through the hills, which sets the prickly one off on a rampage through Whoville in an attempt to derail the holiday happenings.

Voiced by Hans Conried, as Boris Karloff had died before this prequel was made, The Grinch grumbles, kvetches, and acts as if he always has a burr or two under his saddle.

Some things never change.


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