Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Heartwarming TV special is true to Seuss' classic book.

NR 1966 26 minutes

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age 4+

Based on 27 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 33 reviews

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Really good Christmas movie for kids

It is a really good Christmas classic by Dr.Suess and it shows what its like being mean so kids should be nice and it also teaches Christmas isn't about presents and gifts.

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