How early the “Grinch” stole Christmas

I don’t want to sound too Grinch-like about this, but all the Halloween candy isn’t eaten yet and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is already on TV.

The 1966 animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ story is justifiably a classic. The great Chuck Jones animation. The wonderful narration by Boris Karloff. The singing of Thurl Ravenscroft. Max!

But, really TBS? Showing the Grinch on Nov. 5?

I don’t mind the “Christmas creep” — the early onset of Christmas music, decorations and more — as much as some people. I’m not one of those purists who says there’s no place for Christmas shopping or Santa Claus before Thanksgiving.

But Nov. 5?

If you’re perfectly okay with this but missed tonight’s airing, TBS is reportedly showing the special again on Nov. 13.

Maybe I’ll be ready for it by then.



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