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Grinch

hating the delights of Yuletide, he steals Christmas presents but eventually relents and joins in the merriment. [Children’s Lit.: Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas in Weiss, 210]
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In America, Dr Seuss has long enjoyed cult status - a TV series called The Wubbulous World Of Dr Seuss airs on the Nickelodeon cable channel, toy Grinches decorate every house at Christmas time and there is even a new Broadway musical called Seussical.
Not only have they contributed to a Los Angeles Unified school sorely in need of funds, they have shown an 8-year-old girl there are many more friendly and charitable ``Whos'' in the West Valley than stingy grumpy Grinches.
The Christmas show went on last weekend at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Canyon Country, even though some Grinches tried to close it down.
City officials say they're not Grinches and they're not going to send anyone to jail.