Dr. Seuss’s favorite 1957 children’s book ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ has become one of the essential stories of the Christmas season. It has been adapted many times in both animated and live-action. But do you know where to stream How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2021? Here’s all you need to know.
The story of the grumpy, Christmas-hating creature who learns the true meaning of the holiday season after trying to sabotage the holiday in wholesome Whoville is a favorite for generations of kids and adults alike. Whether you prefer the classic animated TV special or the most recent staged musical, there’s Grinch for you.
Where To Stream How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
Although the original 1966 animated film lasted only 25 minutes, it has had a place in fans’ hearts for decades. Directed by legendary Looney Tunes animator Chuck Jones and starring Boris Karloff, the horror icon in his voice acting roles for both the narrator and the Grinch himself, this CBS special has been aired on TV every year since its premiere. It also introduces some key elements of Grinch mythology, including the character’s green-skinned appearance and his theme song, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”.
Here in the UK, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is available to buy and rent for just £2.49 across a range of digital stores such as Amazon Prime Video and Google Play via YouTube.
Meanwhile, in the US, you can still find the movie digitally, but it’s also available on the Peacock streaming service, which for a Premium membership costs $4.99 per month with ads and $9.99 without ads.
In both locations, the short film is also available in physical formats such as DVD and Blu-ray.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Jim Carrey in turn for the Grinch will forever be remembered as one of his most iconic performances. This adaptation even scored itself an Oscar for Best Makeup. In the movie, he donned some mildly unsettlingly full-body prosthetics to play the character in Ron Howard’s live-action adaptation. Howard diverges a bit into Tim Burton in his creation of the rather psychedelic Whoville, expanding on Dr. Seuss’ simple story to complete a feature-length film. Whether you find it amused or drowsy, Carrey’s version is certainly tough to forget.
In the US, movies aren’t currently available on any of the major streaming platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, or Disney+, but we’ll update you if that changes in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, in the UK, How the Grinch Stole Christmas has released on Sky Cinema and later the Now TV app.
Fans can also watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas digitally through the Prime Video store and Google Play (£7.99 to buy in the UK and $3.99 to rent in the US) as well as on real media.
Jim Carrey movies are also regularly shown on traditional TV around Christmas, so keep an eye on the TV schedule.
How To Stream The Grinch (2018)
Illumination, the animation studio behind the Despicable Me Minions films (as well as the previous Dr. Seuss adaptation of The Lorax), has created an animated version that extends the story in other ways than Ron Howard’s film, giving it a softer, friendlier tone. Benedict Cumberbatch brings a slightly softer approach to his performance as the Grinch, and the film’s design feel is brighter and cuter than in previous versions. Audiences responded well, making The Grinch the highest-grossing holiday movie of all time.
Like the Jim Carrey adaptation, The Grinch 2018 isn’t available on any of the major streaming platforms at the time of writing, but we’ll update you if that changes.
However, the movie is available to buy and rent digitally via Amazon Prime Video store, Google Play and more for just £2.49 in the UK and $3.99 in the US.
The Grinch Musical (2020)
The story of the Grinch was first adapted into a musical in 1994, and in December 2020, NBC made it the network’s newest “live” musical broadcast. Despite pandemic-related restrictions required it to be pre-taped without an in-person audience. Glee star Matthew Morrison plays the Grinch alongside Denis O’Hare and Booboo Stewart in different versions of Grinch’s dog Max.
Production included songs originally created for different versions of the story, including the 1966 special, the 2000 film, and the stage musical (plus some jokes about current events).
Grinch Musical is streaming on Peacock. You can get the free plan with ads or $4.99+ per month or $49.99+ per year.
Does Jim Carrey Sing In The Grinch?
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” is a Christmas song originally written and composed for the 1966 Dr. Seuss animated special film How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, based on the book of the name by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel. It’s a song sung by the narrator of the film about the Grinch. The song is performed by the voice of the narrator, Thurl Ravenscroft.
In 2000, the special was remade as a live-action feature film starring Jim Carrey as the iconic villain. This version of the song was performed by Carrey herself, as the Grinch.
In 2018, the special was once again remade as an animated series called The Grinch, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Grinch. This version of the song was performed by music artist Tyler, The Creator.
Christmas Gifts For Whole Family
Buying a gift for family – whether it’s your own or someone else’s may be tricky. Everyone has different interests and personalities. So, in order to find the best gift for you, we’ve compiled this Christmas gift list. Here are some examples:
Grinch Hedgehog Christmas T Shirt$15.99
Drink Up Grinches It’s Christmas Mug Grinch Santa$16.95
Grinch Hand Shirt Christmas Ball Tits$15.99
Grinch Is This Jolly Enough Light Christmas T-Shirt$15.99
The Biden Who Stole Christmas Shirt Funny The Grinch Biden$15.99
Norwegian Mug Jeg Elsker Deg I Love You Nisse Heart$16.95
December is fast approaching which means it’s time to start curling up under a blanket and watching some fun festive movies. This year, don’t forget to add ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ to your list of Christmas movies.
Is this your favorite movie of the beloved Christmas classic? Let us know in the comments below.