The holiday season can be wonderful, full of family gatherings and all the trimmings.
But if you’re the Grinch, it can feel like Christmas came early, way too early.
Before Dr. Seuss’s Grinch Stole Christmas, he was just another anonymous curmudgeon (one of many in Whoville).
But his quotes in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! made him one of the most popular literary characters of all time.
Whether you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit or want to ignore it altogether, these famous quotes by Grinch are sure to give you some inspiration to get through the season!
Famous The Grinch Quotes
This is my first Christmas dinner. What happens. ―The Grinch
Even if I wanted to go, my schedule wouldn’t allow it. ―The Grinch
It’s because I’m green, isn’t it? — The Grinch
But what would I wear? — The Grinch
That is not a chew toy!— The Grinch
And they’ll feast, feast, feast, feast. They’ll eat their Who-Pudding and rare Who-Roast Beast. But that’s something I just cannot stand in the least. Oh, no. I’m speaking in rhyme. ―The Grinch
I am the Grinch that stole Christmas, and I’m… sorry. ―The Grinch
Ooooo… ahhhh… ohhh. That’s it. I’m not going. ―The Grinch
No matter how different a Who may appear, he will always be welcome with holiday cheer. ―The Grinch
Sorry, I can’t hear you. I don’t speak ridiculous. ―The Grinch
It was me. I stole your Christmas. I stole it because I thought it would fix something from the past. But it didn’t. ―The Grinch
The cookie. Look at it in all its red sugary splendor. ―The Grinch
6:30 dinner with me. I can’t cancel that again. ―The Grinch
Kids today. So desensitized by movies and television. ―The Grinch
We did our worst, and that’s all that matters. ―The Grinch
Somebody’s fabulous!— The Grinch
Holiday who-be what-ee?— The Grinch
What’s that stench? It’s fantastic. ―The Grinch
Nice kid. Bad judge of character. ―The Grinch
Help me…I’m feeling. ―The Grinch
Oh. Bleeding hearts of the world unite. ―The Grinch
One man’s toxic waste is another man’s potpurri. ―The Grinch
Now you listen to me, young lady! Even if we’re horribly mangled, there’ll be no sad faces on Christmas. ―The Grinch
Are you having a holly, jolly Christmas? ―The Grinch
Look at those greedy little gift monsters. ―The Grinch
What’s Santa have that I don’t? ―The Grinch
Help me… I’m feeling. ―The Grinch
Tomorrow’s Christmas! It’s practically here. ―The Grinch
That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? That’s what it’s always been about. Gifts, gifts… gifts, gifts, gifts, gifts, gifts! ―The Grinch
The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote: Stink, stank, stunk! ―The Grinch
Be it ever so heinous, there’s no place like home. ―The Grinch
I tell you Max, I don’t know why I ever leave this place. I’ve got all the company I need right here. ―The Grinch
I know just what to do. I become Santa Claus to steal their Christmas. If he could deliver it one night, then I can steal it. What’s Santa have that I don’t? ―The Grinch
The, the, the… THE GRINCH! ―The Grinch
Look, I don’t wanna make waves, but this whole Christmas season is…. ―The Grinch
Your daughter’s kindness changed my life. ―The Grinch
Oh, the Who-manity. ―The Grinch
Thank you for inviting me. I wore a tie. ―The Grinch
It came without ribbons, it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags. ―The Grinch
This is the loudest snow I’ve ever heard in my life. ―The Grinch
I’m all toasty inside. ―The Grinch
Cheer up, dude. It’s Christmas. ―The Grinch
Saving you? Is that what you think I was doing? Wrong-o. I merely noticed that you’re improperly packaged, my dear. ―The Grinch
Hate, hate, hate, Hate, hate, hate. Double hate. Loathe entirely. ―The Grinch
Give me that! Don’t you know you’re not supposed to take things that don’t belong to you? What’s the matter with you, you some kind of wild animal? Huh? ―The Grinch
I specifically bought enough food to last me until January. How much emotional eating have I been doing? ―The Grinch
Cute kid, bad judge of character. ―The Grinch
All right, you’re a reindeer. Here’s your motivation: Your name is Rudolph, you’re a freak with a red nose, and no one likes you. Then, one day, Santa picks you and you save Christmas. ―The Grinch
Well, Santa had eight reindeer, he looks like he ate the other seven. ―The Grinch
Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ―The Grinch
Blast this Christmas music! It’s joyful and triumphant. ―The Grinch
Stupid. Ugly. Out of date. If I can’t find something nice to wear I’m not going. ―The Grinch
4:00, wallow in self-pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one; 5:30, jazzercize; 6:30, dinner with me—I can’t cancel that again; 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing… I’m booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. ―The Grinch
And then! Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise! There’s one thing I hate. ―The Grinch
Am I just eating because I’m bored? — The Grinch
With this coat and this hat, I’ll look just like St. Nick. ―The Grinch
You’re as cuddly as a cactus and as charming as an eel. ―The Grinch
Your brain is full of spiders You got garlic in your soul. ―The Grinch
What an embarrassment! I’ve been robbed! ―The Grinch
Tell you people one thing: Invite the Grinch destroy Christmas. ―The Grinch
You choose to listen to a little not-to-be-taken-seriously girl who hasn’t even grown into her nose yet. ―The Grinch
Maybe Christmas he thought doesn’t come from a store. ―The Grinch
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Where does The Grinch live?
The Grinch lives in a cave on top of Mt. Crumpit, just outside of Whoville.
What does The Grinch do for a living?
The Grinch is a hermit who hates Christmas and all things associated with it.
Why does The Grinch hate Christmas?
The Grinch’s heart is two sizes too small. It’s never been specified what exactly caused his heart to shrink, but it’s clear that the Grinch has some unresolved issues.
Who are The Grinch’s favorite people?
The Grinch has very few friends, if any at all. His best friend seems to be Max, his dog.
Who plays The Grinch in the movie?
Actor Boris Karloff was chosen to play The Grinch when Dr. Seuss first wrote this story over 50 years ago!
How did The Grinch steal Christmas?
The Grinch disguised himself as Santa Claus and entered into Whoville where he stole all of their gifts, decorations, and food. He planned to leave them without any presents or feasts for Christmas morning. However, after witnessing their strong love for each other on Christmas Eve night, he had a change of heart. He snuck back into town early in the morning before anyone woke up and gave back everything he took – not wanting anything from them except their company – which they gladly gave him (although they were still quite puzzled about how it all happened).
Is there an animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
Yes! There have been many adaptations of Dr. Seuss’ famous tale: a 1966 TV special, a 2000 live action film starring Jim Carrey, and even one in 2000 narrated by Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Which actor played The Grinch in the Jim Carrey movie?
Actor/comedian/writer Steve Carell played The Grinch in 2000’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey!
The holiday season is a time for family, friends, and loved ones. But it can also be a time of stress and anxiety.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed this holiday season, take a page from the Grinch’s book and try to find the joy in the little things.
From decorating your home to spending time with loved ones, there are plenty of ways to make this holiday season special. So don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas spirit!
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