How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) quotes

Director
Chuck Jones.

Cast
Boris Karloff.
Thurl Ravenscroft.
June Foray.

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

He puzzled and puzzed till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought… doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps… means a little bit more!
– Narrator

And they’re hanging their stockings!
– Grinch
He snarled with a sneer.
– Narrator
Tomorrow is Christmas. It’s practically here!
– Grinch

You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch / Your heart’s an empty hole / Your brain is full of spiders, you have garlic in your soul / Mr. Gri-inch / I wouldn’t touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.
– Singer

Then the Whos, young and old, will sit down to a feast. And they’ll feast, and they’ll feast. And they’ll feast, feast, feast, feast! They’ll feast on Who pudding and rare Who roast beast. Aw, roast beast is a feast I can’t stand in the least!
– Grinch

Then he got an idea. An awful idea. The Grinch got a wonderful, *awful* idea!
– Narrator

You’re a vile one, Mr. Grinch / You have termites in your smile / You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile / Mr. Gri-inch / Given the choice between the two of you, I’d take the uh… seasick crocodile.
– Singer

I must stop this *whole* thing! Why, for fifty-three years I’ve put up with it now. I must stop Christmas from coming… but how?
– Grinch

And then, they’ll do something I hate most of all. Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small, will stand close together… with Christmas bells ringing. They’ll stand hand in hand… and those Whos… will start singing!
– Grinch

You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch / With a nauseous super-naus / You’re a crooked jerky jockey, and you drive a crooked hoss, / Mr. Gri-inch! Your soul is an appalling dump-heap, overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable, mangled up in tangled up knots!
– Singer

And they’ll play noisy games like zoozit and kazay, a rollerskate type of lacrosse and croquet!
– Grinch

You’re a foul one, Mr. Grinch / You’re a nasty, wasty skunk / Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your soul is full of gunk / Mr. Gri-inch / The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote: Stink, stank, stunk!
– Singer

Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all Whos far and near. Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp. Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we. Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart, and hand in hand.
– Narrator

Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville – did not. The Grinch hated Christmas – the whole Christmas season. Now, please don’t ask why; no one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. Or it could be that his head wasn’t screwed on just right. But I think that the most likely reason of all… may have been that his heart was two sizes too small. But, whatever the reason, his heart or his shoes, he stood there on Christmas Eve hating the Whos. Staring down from his cave, with a sour grinchy frown, at the warm, lighted windows below in their town. For he knew that every Who down in Whoville beneath was busy now, hanging a holly who wreath.
– Narrator

That’s one thing I hate! All the noise, noise, noise, noise!
– Grinch

How could it be so? It came without ribbons!… it came without tags!… it came without packages, boxes, or bags!
– Grinch