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The Grinch's Heart Problem


Last updated 12/4/2019 at 3:57pm


I’m not a Dr. Seuss fan. When it comes to children’s books, I’m more a Curious George or Peter Rabbit guy. I generally don’t like the doggerel or the illustrations in Seuss, which doesn’t leave much to admire.

But “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is something different.

It deserves to be considered one of the great Christmas stories of all time, and achieves its power from the portrayal of the Grinch, the mountain-dwelling creature with the audacious scheme to ruin Christmas.

Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, published the book in 1957, spawning a famous TV vers...

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