Things about The Grinch Who Stole Christmas you only notice as an adult
Christmas movies come and go, but there are a few holiday favorites that never lose their luster—and one of the most widely beloved is Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the classic holiday tale that was first published in 1957 and adapted for an animated TV special in 1966. Decades later, Hollywood is once again working on another big-screen adaptation, after 2000's Jim Carrey-led version proved there's still audience interest in all things Whoville.
But like a lot of entertainment ostensibly geared toward younger viewers, there are multiple levels to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, some of which you only notice years after first experiencing Seuss' timeless tale for the first time as a kid. In fact, you look carefully at the first two versions of the story, there are a few details that come off completely differently for adult audiences than they might have in the old days — and some aspects of this tale are really just downright weird. We've gone back to Whoville with our eyes wide open and come back to give you a collection of things about The Grinch Who Stole Christmas you only notice as an adult.