How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 26-minute animated short based on the
children’s book by Dr. Seuss. It was originally aired on CBS television on Sunday, December 18, 1966 and was aired annually during the Christmas season until 1987 when it was acquired by TBS. It is one of a few Christmas specials from the 1960s
that is still being shown regularly on TV. Boris Karloff, in one of his final roles,
narrates the film and also provides the speaking voice of The Grinch.