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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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And the sight of the Grinch and Santa Claus at the cinema to promote the programme certainly didn't escape the notice of visitors, who also had the option of sampling some mince pies and green-colour milkshakes.
It focuses on the mean and scheming Grinch whose heart is "two sizes too small" and he decides to steal Christmas away from his holiday-loving neighbours in Whoville.
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Here's how it went down: The Grinch -- who this year added a wow factor -- went from room to room encouraging young patients to FaceTime with Santa and tell him what they wanted for the holiday.
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Seuss wrote and illustrated more than 45 books, including "The Cat in the Hat," "Green Eggs and Ham" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" before his death at the age of 87.
The Grinch (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), a green-furred humanoid creature who lives in isolation, gets to execute his scheme with more flair this time-made flashier, thanks to the nearly unlimited 'realities' that animation allows.