November 28, 2011

The Grinch. Yes, The Grinch. Who Stole. Christmas.

… graces the wide, wide screen of my television this holiday season evening.

Not the johnny-come-lately creation starring that nitwit, Jim Carrey.

No, this is the original, narrated by Boris freakin’ Karloff. The original Frankenstein’s monster. Directed by Chuck Jones, of Bugs Bunny fame. A true Christmas treat from the days of my youth, circa 1966.

Witness the fine animation that harkens back to the glory days of Warner Brother's cartoons. The silliness of Max, the Grinch's long-suffering companion pooch. The angelic warbling of the Whos down in Whoville. The exquisite greenness of the Grinch's hide. His magic sleigh.

On the US ABC network, now.