1957 in the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas
But really, how old is the Grinch? During the animated movie the Grinch mentions that he has put up with the Whoville Christmas thing for 53 years.
The Grinch's real name is the Grinch. But Dr. Seuss' real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel.
Other pen names used by Geisel: Theo LeSieg (Geisel spelled backwards), Rosetta Stone, and Dr. Theophrastus Geisel.
Not a Doctor:
The Grinch is not a doctor and neither was Dr. Seuss.
Box Office Mojo: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
is by far Jim Carrey's most successful movie. Both in terms of actual box office receipts and box office receipts adjusted for inflation.
The Grinch's dog is named Max
The Grinch lives on Mount Crumpit. Not Whoville.
Reddish-Orange. Check out the front cover of the original book:
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
The musical adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas started in Minneapolis in 1994, where it also showed in 1995 and 1998 to enthusiastic audiences.
In 1998 the musical began playing in San Diego, where it has shown every year since then.
The production hit the big time and Broadway in 2006 where it quickly became the hottest ticket on Broadway. The Grinch put an end to Wicked
's run of a hundred weeks as to top show on Broadway.
Since then this fan favorite has toured to different cities around the country.
Dictionary Definitions of the Grinch
An unpleasant person who spoils the fun being had by other people - Merriam-Webster; Dictionary.com
From the thesaurus: killjoy, wet blanket, and party pooper.
A spoilsport or killjoy - Oxford English Dictionary
A person who is mean spirited and unfriendly - Oxford US English Dictionary
The Grinch was named the fifth greatest cartoon character of all time by TV Guide.
Halloween is Grinch Night
and The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat
both won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program. Emmy Awards are given for the best television programs.
Hard to believe, but yes, the Grinch was once a baby. Not necessarily an adorable baby, but a Grinch baby.
From the movie here is a clip showing the Grinch baby:
We have a baby Grinch
page with more information about this cute little darling.