How the Grinch Stole Christmas | 2000

Directed by: Ron Howard

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Main Plot

The Grinch, a green creature who despises Christmas, hatches a plan to ruin the holiday for the cheerful residents of Whoville. However, his heart begins to change when he encounters a young girl who teaches him the true meaning of Christmas.


  • The character is The Grinch, who is the main protagonist and antagonist in the plot of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • Taylor Momsen's character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas is Cindy Lou Who, who befriends the Grinch and helps him find the true meaning of Christmas.
  • Kelley is not a character in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." The main character is the Grinch, who tries to ruin Christmas.


In the end, the Grinch's heart grows three sizes when he realizes the true meaning of Christmas. He returns all the stolen presents and decorations to the Whos of Whoville, who warmly welcome him. The Grinch joins their celebration, carving the roast beast and enjoying the festivities. He also reconciles with Cindy Lou Who and her family, finding love and acceptance. The film concludes with the Grinch carving a star from his sleigh and placing it on top of the Christmas tree, symbolizing his transformation and newfound love for Christmas.

Ron Howard