The classic celebration of the spirit of the holidays comes home. Acclaimed director Ron Howard, his longtime partner and producer Brian Grazer, plus Jim Carrey (as the Grinch) brings Dr. Seuss' beloved tale to life in this adventure "that can make your heart grow three sizes -- if you're not laughing too hard!" (Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

With dazzling scenery and special effects, narration by Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins and Jim Carrey's own rendition of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," this gift from the heart is a "holiday package that kids will embrace and parents will adore". (Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News)


Character's name Portrayed by Sonic counterpart
The Grinch Jim Carrey Shadow
Cindy Lou-Who Taylor Momsen Cream
Augustus May-Who Jeffrey Tambor Knuckles
Martha May Whovier Christine Baranski Rouge

In Other Languages

Language Title
French Le Grincheux
Spanish El Grinch
Portuguese O Grinch
Chinese 鬼靈精
Korean 그린치
Thai เดอะกริ๊นช์ ตัวเขียวป่วนเมือง

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Original theatrical USA November 17, 2000
VHS/DVD USA November 20, 2001

Television broadcast timeline

Broadcast date Channel aired Notes
  • November 25, 2004
  • December 10, 2005
  • December 9, 2006
  • December 8, 2007
  • December 5, 2008
  • December 23, 2010
  • December 25, 2011
  • December 25, 2012
  • December 24, 2013
  • December 25, 2014
American Broadcasting Company LogoABC logo 2007New abc gold

Presented in an HDTV (720p) resolution, with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, and an optional Spanish audio track (SAP).

December 5, 2004–present ABC Family
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April 2–8, 2016 HBO Family

Home video timeline

Format Cover Release Date(s) List price Notes
DVD Howthegrinchstolechristmas dvd November 20, 2001


  • $24.98 (August 2001–2002)
  • $19.98 (November 5, 2002–2003)
  • $14.98 (October 7, 2003–2005)


  • $26.98 (August 2001–2003)
  • $19.98 (October 7, 2003–present)
Blu-ray Howthegrinchstolechristmas bluray October 13, 2009
Blu-ray Howthegrinchstolechristmas 2015bluray October 13, 2015 Also includes a Digital HD copy of the film.
DVD Howthegrinchstolechristmas 2017dvd Also includes a Digital HD copy of the film.