4 Christmas Movies That Are Really Remakes

Thursday, December 22 by Joshua Wade

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

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Another painful remake that should never have been, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” was a 2000 live action retooling of the 1966 cartoon special. The film sought to capitalize on the stardom of Jim Carrey by stuffing him into a furry green suit complete with a yellow-toothed scowl so creepy that it gave grown men nightmares. Complete with a sad attempt at a backstory that tried to explain the Grinch’s small heart and an hour or so of pointless scenes that explored the lives of Cindy Lou Who, her family, and the townspeople of Whoville, this sham of a film more than likely made Dr. Suess roll over in his grave, while doing surprisingly (and unfortunately for anyone who appreciates Boris Karloff and the animation of Chuck Jones) very well at the box office to become one of the most financially successful Christmas films of all time.