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'Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas': Everything you need to know

In the era of the reset button, everybody loves a do-over, especially baby boomers, who can turn to spas, smoothies, surgeons and Spanx to keep reliving their eternal youth.

And no boomer loves a mulligan better than that Yuletide gremlin, the Grinch.

Born fully grown in Dr. Seuss' book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" in 1957, then given a new animated life by Chuck Jones in 1966 (there was a Jim Carrey movie version in 2000, but we'll leave that one unwrapped under the tree), everybody's favorite holiday crank has been terrorizing the sweet Whos of Whoville since the Cold War and shows no signs of slowing down now.

In all that time, two things have never changed about the Grinch: He starts out mad, then he gets glad. What happens in the middle is Christmas, which even old Grinchy-claws decries as an overcommercialized holiday, full of clanging bells and crashing cymbals.

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