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The Grinch: Battle for Christmas!







The Grinch and How the Grinch Stole Christmas

years Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas has entertained old and young alike.  For many, like my own family, it became a yearly tradition to watch this cartoon together along with A Charlie Brown Christmas and the claymation-classics, Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.  Interestingly enough the music of each of these Christmas classics have become classics in their own right.  From Vince Guaraldi's wonderful jazz trio underscoring of Charlie Brown's search for the true meaning of Christmas, to comical lyrics of You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, each forged a special place in the hearts of millions.

never fails.  Whenever remakes of such classics are done, just a bit of intrepidation enters my heart...especially in the case of The Grinch.   Such a simple, yet wonderful story; how could it be done any better?  And what about the music?  With rumors about this movie and score's composer, James Horner, circulating for over a year, the anticipation and expectations have had ample time to become pretty lofty.

original music for the 1966 animated featured is full of charm and memorable melodies.  Rhino's 1999 release of the music and narration quaintly captures the essence of the story and delivers the best music in isolated music tracks.  In addtion, another Seuss classic, Horton Hears a Who is given similar treatment.

Howard's remake of the story of the Grinch, complete with score by James Horner, has caused a new stirring of Grinchmania.  The Interscope release of the official soundtrack throws a wild variety of pop music along with the score and narration.  The end result could even drive our "redeemed" Grinch friend to go back to his former Grinchy-lifestyle!

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas 1966

How The Grinch Stole Christmas 2000


How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Soundtrack) by James Horner

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
by James Horner (2000)

Gone in 60 Seconds (Soundtrack) by Trevor Rabin

How the Grinch Stole Christmas & Horton Hears a Who (Soundtrack) by Albert Hague and Eugene Poddany

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
by Albert Hague and

Eugene Poddany (1966)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas & Horton Hears a Who (Soundtrack) by Albert Hague and Eugene Poddany



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