At 7:00 p.m. December 3 2021, CBS News dropped a tweet that got mixed reactions, including uproar from some commenters. It quotes, ‘“ARRESTING” THE GRINCH: Officers saved Christmas in Hewitt, Texas, on Thursday, as they stopped the Grinch from ruining the city’s tree-lighting,’
"ARRESTING" THE GRINCH: Officers saved Christmas in Hewitt, Texas, on Thursday, as they stopped the Grinch from ruining the city’s tree-lighting. pic.twitter.com/58zpGuYEPy
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 3, 2021
Several people commented, saying that the saga depicts the Grinch in the wrong light because the movie is about redemption, not criminalization. Others thought that the law enforcement should have done more productive things with their time, but in the end, it was still an entertaining “copaganda.”
Yet others declared their disappointment for the film The Grinch not being on Netflix. Some recounted the iconic Grinch played by Jim Carrey in the live-action, Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000).
What the Grinch is About
Much like the public’s response to the tweet, the Grinch is a story about hope and redemption as the protagonist turns from his devious ways, eventually finding forgiveness with Whoville and letting go of the grudge he held against his childhood mates. Rather than being detained, the Grinch turned himself in on account of burglary and public pranks, but the police accepted his apology and let him go free.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas remained the #1 film in the U.S. since its release on November 17 2000, and the 6th highest-grossing film of that year, earning $345 million worldwide. Up until the 2018’s adaptation of The Grinch, the 2000 movie was the second top-grossing holiday film of all time, after Home Alone (1990).
Is The Grinch on Netflix?
Unfortunately, this holiday you won’t get to enjoy any of The Grinch live-action movies on Netflix. Both the 2000 and 2018 films aren’t available on any streaming platform. You will have to purchase them at $14.99 on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu and Google Play.