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2. 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,' by Dr. Seuss

The book by Dr. Seuss, written in his trademark rhyming style, was turned into a TV special that premiered in 1966 with Boris Karloff serving as the narrator and the voice of the Grinch. The Grinch, who hates Christmas – "the whole Christmas season" – plots to ruin the holiday for the happy Whos by stealing their presents. It turns out, however, that Christmas "doesn't come from a store" and it's a tiny little Who named Cindy Lou who helps the Grinch to learn that "Maybe Christmas, perhaps ... means a little bit more."

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