4 holiday TV classics that came from the printed page

Four beloved holiday TV specials that first became beloved on the printed page.

2. 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,' by Dr. Seuss


The book by Dr. Seuss, written in his trademark rhyming style, was turned into a TV special that premiered in 1966 with Boris Karloff serving as the narrator and the voice of the Grinch. The Grinch, who hates Christmas – "the whole Christmas season" – plots to ruin the holiday for the happy Whos by stealing their presents. It turns out, however, that Christmas "doesn't come from a store" and it's a tiny little Who named Cindy Lou who helps the Grinch to learn that "Maybe Christmas, perhaps ... means a little bit more."

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