Memes of The Grinch scaring children circled online a few days ago. Amusements outlets are seen having The Grinch greet children instead of the infamous Santa Claus. Where did The Grinch come from and how has he become everyone’s favourite?
The Grinch is a fictional character created by Dr Seuss in the 1957 story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
It was brought to a modern audience in 2000 in a remake of the movie starring Jim Carrey.
A lot has changed about the character. In the original story, the Grinch was actually black and white with bits of red and had pink eyes.
When Chuck Jones became director of the animated movie, he decided that the main character was going to be entirely green.
The Grinch has been re-enacted or referenced in a movie ever since then. And people don’t mind having the character stealing Christmas every year.