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[[File:Movie-thegrinch.jpg|thumb|250px|The poster for the film's theatrical release.]]
 
[[File:Movie-thegrinch.jpg|thumb|250px|The poster for the film's theatrical release.]]
'''''Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas''''' is a 2000 comedy film from {{W|Universal Pictures}} and {{w|Imagine Entertainment}}, in association with and copyrighted by LUNI Productions GmbH and Company KG, loosely based on {{w|Dr. Seuss}}' 1957 storybook of the same name. Directed by {{w|Ron Howard}} and produced by Howard and {{w|Brian Grazer}}, it is the first theatrical film based on a Dr. Seuss story. [[DreamWorks]] was originally planning to co-produce the film, but dropped out at the last minute. However, DreamWorks would internationally distribute another Universal/Imagine Dr. Seuss adaptation, 2003's ''{{w|The Cat in the Hat (film)|The Cat in the Hat}}''.
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'''''Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas''''' is a 2000 comedy film from {{W|Universal Pictures}} and {{w|Imagine Entertainment}}, in association with and copyrighted by LUNI Productions GmbH and Company KG, based on {{w|Dr. Seuss}}' 1957 storybook of the same name. Directed by {{w|Ron Howard}} and produced by Howard and {{w|Brian Grazer}}, it is the first theatrical film based on a Dr. Seuss story. [[DreamWorks]] was originally planning to co-produce the film, but dropped out at the last minute. However, DreamWorks would internationally distribute another Universal/Imagine Dr. Seuss adaptation, 2003's ''{{w|The Cat in the Hat (film)|The Cat in the Hat}}''.
   
 
Because the film is based on a children's storybook, many additions had to be made to the storyline to bring it up to feature-length, including some information about the backstory of [[The Grinch|the title character]]. Most of the rhymes used in the book were used in the film, though some were slightly changed, and new rhymes were put in as well. {{w|Anthony Hopkins}} supplied narration similar to {{w|Boris Karloff}}'s from [[How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)|the 1966 version]], and the soundtrack included a new version of the original special's song "[[You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch]]".
 
Because the film is based on a children's storybook, many additions had to be made to the storyline to bring it up to feature-length, including some information about the backstory of [[The Grinch|the title character]]. Most of the rhymes used in the book were used in the film, though some were slightly changed, and new rhymes were put in as well. {{w|Anthony Hopkins}} supplied narration similar to {{w|Boris Karloff}}'s from [[How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)|the 1966 version]], and the soundtrack included a new version of the original special's song "[[You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch]]".
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[[Cindy Lou Who]], a 6 year old Who, becomes aware of the Grinch's existence, and after being saved from a deadly machine by him in the Whoville Post Office, suspects that he isn't as bad as he seems and becomes interested in the Grinch and his history. She asks everyone what they know about him and soon discovers that he has a tragic past:
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[[Cindy Lou Who]], a 6-year-old Who, becomes aware of the Grinch's existence, and after being saved from a deadly machine by him in the Whoville Post Office, suspects that he isn't as bad as he seems and becomes interested in the Grinch and his history. She asks everyone what they know about him and soon discovers that he has a tragic past: The Grinch actually arrived in Whoville by mistake when he was a baby, and was adopted by a pair of ladies. Although he showed some sadistic tendencies as a child, he was not the cruel, selfish person he would become; he was bullied by his classmates (mostly by Augustus May Who, the current Mayor of Whoville) because of his green and hairy appearance, with the exception of Martha May Whovier, who showed some romantic interest in him. One Christmas season, he made a gift for Martha May, but attempted to shave his face after recalling Augustus' insults about it, cutting himself and resulting in his classmates laughing at him and humiliating him. He snapped, lost his temper and went on a rampage against Christmas before running away to live on Mt. Crumpit, leading to his current hatred of the Whos during Christmastime.
 
The Grinch actually arrived in Whoville by mistake when he was a baby, and was adopted by a pair of ladies. Although he showed some sadistic tendencies as a child, he was not the cruel, selfish person he would become; he was bullied by his classmates (mostly by Augustus May Who, the current Mayor of Whoville) because of his green and hairy appearance, with the exception of Martha May Whovier, who showed some romantic interest in the Grinch. One Christmas season, he made a gift for Martha May, but attempted to shave his face after recalling Augustus' insults about it, cutting himself and resulting in his classmates laughing at him and humiliating him. He snapped, lost his temper and went on a rampage against Christmas before running away to live on Mt. Crumpit, leading to his current hatred of the Whos during Christmas time.
 
   
 
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[[File:How-the-grinch-stole-christmas-2000-09.jpg|thumb|250px]]
Cindy, touched by this story, decides to make the Grinch the main participant of the party before Christmas, to the great displeasure of Augustus, who has no choice but to agree to the idea. But when she offers an invitation to the Grinch, he only grumbles and sends her out of his cave; however, after much gossip and debate with himself, he changes his mind (with a "little help" from [[Max (The Grinch)|Max]], his dog) and goes to the party anyway. While he is initially disgusted with the party, he starts to genuinely enjoy himself, until Augustus proposes marriage to Martha and gives the Grinch an electric shaver as a Christmas present — which makes him recall his traumatic childhood and go on a rampage again to cause chaos and mischief, spoiling the party and upsetting Cindy Lou. The Grinch is pleased with his rampage, but to his dismay, he soon realizes that his attack has not removed the spirit of Christmas from them, and that they will do the commemoration of Christmas tomorrow anyway.
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Cindy decides to make the Grinch the main participant of the party before Christmas, to the great displeasure of Augustus, who has no choice but to agree to the idea. But when she offers an invitation to the Grinch, he only grumbles and sends her out of his cave; however, after much gossip and debate with himself, he changes his mind (with a "little help" from [[Max (The Grinch)|Max]], his dog) and goes to the party anyway. While he is initially disgusted with the party, he starts to genuinely enjoy himself, until Augustus proposes marriage to Martha and gives the Grinch an electric shaver as a Christmas present — which makes him recall his traumatic childhood and go on a rampage again to cause chaos and mischief, spoiling the party and upsetting Cindy Lou. The Grinch is pleased with his rampage, but to his dismay, he finds that his attack has not removed the spirit of Christmas from the Whos, and that they will do the commemoration of Christmas tomorrow anyway.
   
 
[[File:How-the-grinch-stole-christmas-2000-13.jpg|thumb|250px]]
 
[[File:How-the-grinch-stole-christmas-2000-13.jpg|thumb|250px]]
Angry with the idea of spending another annoying Christmas in his cave, the Grinch deduces that the Whos only celebrate Christmas because of their extravagant gifts, and he (with the unintended help of Max) decides to steal all their belongings while they sleep. He does this successfully after spending the day building his sleigh before night falls, but ends up forcing Max to pull all the things stolen when his flying sleigh breaks down from running out of fuel, leaving him stranded.
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Angry with the idea of spending another annoying Christmas in his cave, the Grinch deduces that the Whos only celebrate Christmas because of their extravagant gifts, and he (with the unintended help of Max) decides to steal all their belongings while they sleep. He does this successfully after spending the day building his sleigh before night falls, but ends up forcing Max to pull all the stolen things when his flying sleigh breaks down from running out of fuel.
   
 
The next morning, when the Whos wake up and notice that they were robbed, Augustus gets mad and openly accuses Cindy Lou of ruining Christmas by inviting the Grinch to the party earlier. But her father, Whoville Postmaster Lou Lou Who, openly steps up and defends her, saying that she did nothing wrong; he then explains to the Whos that they still have the Christmas Spirit — the one thing that doesn’t come from a store — and that the principal meaning of Christmas is to spend it with family and friends, not to give or receive gifts and do decorations. The Whos agree with this remark and begin to sing.
 
The next morning, when the Whos wake up and notice that they were robbed, Augustus gets mad and openly accuses Cindy Lou of ruining Christmas by inviting the Grinch to the party earlier. But her father, Whoville Postmaster Lou Lou Who, openly steps up and defends her, saying that she did nothing wrong; he then explains to the Whos that they still have the Christmas Spirit — the one thing that doesn’t come from a store — and that the principal meaning of Christmas is to spend it with family and friends, not to give or receive gifts and do decorations. The Whos agree with this remark and begin to sing.
   
 
[[File:How-the-grinch-stole-christmas-2000-17.jpg|thumb|250px]]
 
[[File:How-the-grinch-stole-christmas-2000-17.jpg|thumb|250px]]
Meanwhile, the Grinch, unaware of what happened in the town, believes that he has destroyed Christmas and decides to destroy all the stolen gifts after he hears the Whos crying, but to his shock, he actually hears the joyful singing of the Whos and realizes that his plan backfired. Disgusted and puzzled, the Grinch asks why his plan failed and, after a moment of reflection, realizes that Christmas means much more than mere “material gifts” — an insight that profoundly touched him and (literally) makes his heart grow up three times its original size. Just then, gravity starts pulling the stolen gifts to the edge of the cliff, and a horrified Grinch tries to save it. The gifts are too heavy to him and he considers letting them go, but then Cindy (who decided to give him another chance) appears on the top of the gifts, telling him that she came to see him because "nobody should be alone on Christmas." Touched by her kind words, the Grinch gains enough strength to lift the gifts and save both them and her from going over the cliff.
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Meanwhile, the Grinch, unaware of what happened in the town, believes that he has destroyed Christmas and decides to destroy all the stolen gifts after he hears the Whos crying, but to his shock, he actually hears the joyful singing of the Whos and realizes that his plan backfired. Disgusted and puzzled, the Grinch asks why his plan failed and, after a moment of reflection, realizes that Christmas means much more than mere material gifts — an insight that profoundly touched him and (literally) makes his heart grow up three times its original size. Just then, gravity starts pulling the stolen gifts to the edge of the cliff, and a horrified Grinch tries to save it. The gifts are too heavy to him and he considers letting them go, but then Cindy (who decided to give him another chance) appears on the top of the gifts, telling him that she came to see him because "nobody should be alone on Christmas." Touched by her kind words, the Grinch gains enough strength to lift the gifts and save both them and her from going over the cliff.
   
 
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The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics. {{w|Rotten Tomatoes}} lists the film with a 53% rating, classifying it as "Rotten", and {{W|Metacritic}} listed the film with a 46% rating, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
 
The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics. {{w|Rotten Tomatoes}} lists the film with a 53% rating, classifying it as "Rotten", and {{W|Metacritic}} listed the film with a 46% rating, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
   
The film garnered three Academy Award nominations, including Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction, and won the Academy Award for Best Makeup. At the Golden Globes, Carrey was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, losing the award to {{w|George Clooney}} for ''O Brother, Where Art Thou?'' The film won a Saturn Award for Best Music. However, it was also nominated for two Golden Raspberry Awards, for Worst Remake or Sequel and Worst Screenplay, losing both categories to ''{{w|Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2}}'' and ''{{w|Battlefield Earth (film)|Battlefield Earth}}'', respectively.
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The film garnered three Academy Award nominations, including Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction, and won the Academy Award for Best Makeup, as well as a Saturn Award for Best Music. At the Golden Globes, Carrey was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, losing the award to {{w|George Clooney}} for ''O Brother, Where Art Thou?'' However, the movie was also nominated for two Golden Raspberry Awards, Worst Remake or Sequel and Worst Screenplay, losing both categories to ''{{w|Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2}}'' and ''{{w|Battlefield Earth (film)|Battlefield Earth}}'', respectively.
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
*Jim Carrey would star as the main character in another Dr. Seuss adaptation eight years later - he voiced Horton in the 2008 film adaptation of ''{{w|Horton Hears a Who!}}''
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*Jim Carrey would later star as the main character in another Dr. Seuss adaptation - he voiced Horton in the 2008 film adaptation of ''{{w|Horton Hears a Who!}}''
   
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
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The teaser poster.

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The poster for the film's theatrical release.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a 2000 comedy film from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, in association with and copyrighted by LUNI Productions GmbH and Company KG, based on Dr. Seuss' 1957 storybook of the same name. Directed by Ron Howard and produced by Howard and Brian Grazer, it is the first theatrical film based on a Dr. Seuss story. DreamWorks was originally planning to co-produce the film, but dropped out at the last minute. However, DreamWorks would internationally distribute another Universal/Imagine Dr. Seuss adaptation, 2003's The Cat in the Hat.

Because the film is based on a children's storybook, many additions had to be made to the storyline to bring it up to feature-length, including some information about the backstory of the title character. Most of the rhymes used in the book were used in the film, though some were slightly changed, and new rhymes were put in as well. Anthony Hopkins supplied narration similar to Boris Karloff's from the 1966 version, and the soundtrack included a new version of the original special's song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch".

The advance publicity title for the film was simply The Grinch, which was used for the worldwide theatrical run and was retained for Australian and United Kingdom releases.

Synopsis

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The movie begins with a celebration in the whimsical city of Whoville, where everyone celebrates Christmas with much happiness and joy, with the exception of the cynical and misanthropic Grinch, who despises Christmas and the Whos with great wrath and occasionally pulls dangerous and harmful pranks on them for his own satisfaction and enjoyment. As a result, no one likes or cares for him.

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Cindy Lou Who, a 6-year-old Who, becomes aware of the Grinch's existence, and after being saved from a deadly machine by him in the Whoville Post Office, suspects that he isn't as bad as he seems and becomes interested in the Grinch and his history. She asks everyone what they know about him and soon discovers that he has a tragic past: The Grinch actually arrived in Whoville by mistake when he was a baby, and was adopted by a pair of ladies. Although he showed some sadistic tendencies as a child, he was not the cruel, selfish person he would become; he was bullied by his classmates (mostly by Augustus May Who, the current Mayor of Whoville) because of his green and hairy appearance, with the exception of Martha May Whovier, who showed some romantic interest in him. One Christmas season, he made a gift for Martha May, but attempted to shave his face after recalling Augustus' insults about it, cutting himself and resulting in his classmates laughing at him and humiliating him. He snapped, lost his temper and went on a rampage against Christmas before running away to live on Mt. Crumpit, leading to his current hatred of the Whos during Christmastime.

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Cindy decides to make the Grinch the main participant of the party before Christmas, to the great displeasure of Augustus, who has no choice but to agree to the idea. But when she offers an invitation to the Grinch, he only grumbles and sends her out of his cave; however, after much gossip and debate with himself, he changes his mind (with a "little help" from Max, his dog) and goes to the party anyway. While he is initially disgusted with the party, he starts to genuinely enjoy himself, until Augustus proposes marriage to Martha and gives the Grinch an electric shaver as a Christmas present — which makes him recall his traumatic childhood and go on a rampage again to cause chaos and mischief, spoiling the party and upsetting Cindy Lou. The Grinch is pleased with his rampage, but to his dismay, he finds that his attack has not removed the spirit of Christmas from the Whos, and that they will do the commemoration of Christmas tomorrow anyway.

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Angry with the idea of spending another annoying Christmas in his cave, the Grinch deduces that the Whos only celebrate Christmas because of their extravagant gifts, and he (with the unintended help of Max) decides to steal all their belongings while they sleep. He does this successfully after spending the day building his sleigh before night falls, but ends up forcing Max to pull all the stolen things when his flying sleigh breaks down from running out of fuel.

The next morning, when the Whos wake up and notice that they were robbed, Augustus gets mad and openly accuses Cindy Lou of ruining Christmas by inviting the Grinch to the party earlier. But her father, Whoville Postmaster Lou Lou Who, openly steps up and defends her, saying that she did nothing wrong; he then explains to the Whos that they still have the Christmas Spirit — the one thing that doesn’t come from a store — and that the principal meaning of Christmas is to spend it with family and friends, not to give or receive gifts and do decorations. The Whos agree with this remark and begin to sing.

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Meanwhile, the Grinch, unaware of what happened in the town, believes that he has destroyed Christmas and decides to destroy all the stolen gifts after he hears the Whos crying, but to his shock, he actually hears the joyful singing of the Whos and realizes that his plan backfired. Disgusted and puzzled, the Grinch asks why his plan failed and, after a moment of reflection, realizes that Christmas means much more than mere material gifts — an insight that profoundly touched him and (literally) makes his heart grow up three times its original size. Just then, gravity starts pulling the stolen gifts to the edge of the cliff, and a horrified Grinch tries to save it. The gifts are too heavy to him and he considers letting them go, but then Cindy (who decided to give him another chance) appears on the top of the gifts, telling him that she came to see him because "nobody should be alone on Christmas." Touched by her kind words, the Grinch gains enough strength to lift the gifts and save both them and her from going over the cliff.

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After a long descent, the Grinch, along with Cindy, brings the gifts back to Whoville. He apologizes for his past deeds against the Whos and offers to accept any punishment that they want to give him, turning himself in to Police Chief Wholihan. But to Augustus's chagrin, Wholihan pardons the Grinch since he returned everything and apologized, while Martha rejects Augustus's marriage proposal and wants to stay with the Grinch. In the end, the redeemed Grinch starts a new life with the Whos and commemorates Christmas with them in his cave.

Soundtrack

  1. "Grinch 2000" - Busta Rhymes and Jim Carrey
  2. "Green Christmas" - Barenaked Ladies
  3. "Christmas of Love" - Little Isidore and the Inquisitors
  4. "Lonely Christmas Eve" - Ben Folds
  5. "Better Do It Right" - Smash Mouth
  6. "Whoville Medley" (Perfect Christmas Night/Grinch) - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  7. "Christmas is Going to the Dogs" - The Eels
  8. "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" - Jim Carrey
  9. "You Don't Have to be Alone" - 'N Sync
  10. "Where Are You, Christmas?" - Faith Hill

Home media releases

Reception

How the Grinch Stole Christmas was a financial success at the box office, opening at #1 with a weekend gross of $55,082,230, for an average of $17,615 from 3,127 theaters. It closed on March 1, 2001, after 15 weeks with a final gross of $260,044,825 in the United States and Canada and an additional gross of $85,096,578 in other territories for a total worldwide gross of $345,141,403.

The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes lists the film with a 53% rating, classifying it as "Rotten", and Metacritic listed the film with a 46% rating, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

The film garnered three Academy Award nominations, including Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction, and won the Academy Award for Best Makeup, as well as a Saturn Award for Best Music. At the Golden Globes, Carrey was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, losing the award to George Clooney for O Brother, Where Art Thou? However, the movie was also nominated for two Golden Raspberry Awards, Worst Remake or Sequel and Worst Screenplay, losing both categories to Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 and Battlefield Earth, respectively.

Notes

  • Jim Carrey would later star as the main character in another Dr. Seuss adaptation - he voiced Horton in the 2008 film adaptation of Horton Hears a Who!

Cast

Actor/actressCharacter
Jim CarreyThe Grinch
Taylor MomsenCindy Lou Who
Jeffrey TamborMayor Augustus May Who
Christine BaranskiMartha May Whovier
Bill IrwinLou Lou Who
Molly ShannonBetty Lou Who
Clint HowardWhobris
Mindy SterlingClarnella
Jeremy HowardDrew Lou Who
T. J. ThyneStu Lou Who
Jim MeskimenOfficer Wholihan
Josh Ryan Evans8-Year-Old Grinch
Ben Bookbinder8-Year-Old Augustus May Who
Landry Allbright8-Year-Old Martha May Whovier
Reid Kirchenbauer8-Year-Old Whobris
Frank Welker (voice)Max
Anthony Hopkins (voice)Narrator
Rachel WinfreeRose
Rance HowardElderly timekeeper
Lacey KohlChristina Whoterberry
Nadja PionillaJunie
Michael DahlenCustomer
David CostabileBiker Who
Mary SteinMiss Rue Who
James RitzCrazy Mose
Deep RoyPost Office Clerk
Jessica SaraSophie
Mason LuceroWho Boy
Michaela GalloWho Schoolgirls
Rebecca Chace
Suzanne Krull
Steve Kehela
Lillias White
Rain Pryor
John Alexander
Ann Mills
Shoppers
Kevin IsolaTree trimmer
Gavin GrazerYodeler
Walter FranksClerk
Verne TroyerBand member
Clayon MartinezCook
Q'orianka KilcherLittle choir member
Caroline WilliamsTiny Who woman
John ShortTiny Who man
Eva BurkleyPudding chef
Rick Baker
Bill Sturgeon
Mark Setrakian
Jurgen Heimann
Tim Blaney
Puppeteers
Bryce Dallas HowardSurprised Who
Charles CroughwellBalloon Who
Rachel BailitWhoville Nurse
Mindy FergusonBlonde Who
Heather Lea Gerdes
Linda Harmon
Whoville Choir
Ron HowardWhoville Townsperson
Seth Adam JonesHugh Who
Allie McCallNoelie
Sloane MomsenLittle girl dreaming of sugarplums
Bonnie MorganPudding head Who
Robin Kaye ShawToy Lady Who
Dean Chamber
Christopher Metas
Frankie Ray
Other Whos
Tommy Karlsen (voice)Various

External links

Universal Studios
Movies Merry Christmas, Mr. LawrenceThe Munsters' Scary Little ChristmasHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)Love ActuallyThe HolidayKrampusAlmost ChristmasThe Grinch (2018)Last ChristmasBlack Christmas (2019)
Direct-to-video films The Life and Adventures of Santa ClausBarbie in a Christmas CarolA Very Monkey ChristmasBarbie: A Perfect ChristmasBeethoven's Christmas AdventureAll I Want for Christmas is YouMy Adventures with Santa
Live-action television episodes "The Day They Captured Santa Claus" • "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas…" • "Christmas Presence" • "Home for the Holidays" • "Yule Laff" • "Christmas Brains" • "Seoul Mates" • "A Christmas Secret" • "Christmas Party" • "Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa" • "A Benihana Christmas" • "Mr. Monk Meets His Dad" • "Moroccan Christmas" • "Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa Claus" • "Ludachristmas" • "Christmas Special" • "Secret Santa (30 Rock) • "Christmas Attack Zone" • "Secret Santa" (The Office) • "Classy Christmas" • "Christmas Wishes" • "Josh and Mindy's Christmas Party" • "Mr. Monk and the Miracle"
Animated specials and episodes "Dickens of a Christmas" • A Wish For Wings That Work • "For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls" • "A Christmas Peril" • "Ms. Banshee's Holiday Hits" • "Fright Before Christmas" • "A Very Woody Christmas" • "It's a Chilly Christmas After All" • "Yule Get Yours" • "The Twelve Lies of Christmas" • How Murray Saved Christmas • "ChristMess Eve"
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