The Grinch is a fictional character created by Dr. Seuss. He first appeared in the 1957 children’s book titled “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” The Grinch is a green, furry creature with a heart “two sizes too small” who lives in a cave on the outskirts of Whoville, a town inhabited by cheerful and festive Whos.
The story follows the Grinch’s plot to ruin Christmas for the Whos by stealing all of their presents, decorations, and festive items. Despite his efforts, the Whos in Whoville still celebrate Christmas with joy and love, teaching the Grinch the true meaning of the holiday. The character has become an iconic symbol of the commercialization of Christmas and the importance of love, kindness, and togetherness during the holiday season.
The story has been adapted into various forms, including an animated television special, a live-action film starring Jim Carrey, and an animated feature film. The Grinch has become a popular and enduring figure in holiday literature and entertainment.