How To Watch 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' in 2014: It's Easier Than Cooking a Roast Beast

It's that time of year where it is socially acceptable to consume all things holidays 24/7. In between belting Mariah's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and chugging hot chocolate and marshmallows, you'll probably want to sit back and relax by watching your favorite holiday movie — which hopefully is Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The Grinch is one of the classic holiday movies that involves singing, and fantasy, and moral corruption (that is then later solved by the spirit of love and Christmas), all the things your holiday needs. So how do you watch The Grinch this Christmas?

First off, let's be frank, the Jim Carrey The Grinch — while slightly disturbing — is so much better than any of the animated versions of the movie. Plus, a little Jenny Humphries — erm, Taylor Momsen — singing "Where Are You Christmas" was all of us at one point or another during our childhood. If you were anything like me, you probably even tried to get your hair to stand straight up like her. This movie has it all, even sentimental parts when baby Grinch gets bullied for shaving, and no, I'm not crying during that part, I'm just chopping a ton of onions for other reasons.

Has your interest piqued yet? Are you dying to watch The Grinch now? Luckily, the TV gods (or Santa?) thinks we've all been good this year, because they have gifted us many ways to watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

ABC Family

ABC Family — the home of all things holidays — has answered our prayers with six showings of The Grinch throughout their "25 Days Of Christmas" marathon. Whether you record it on your DVR for 24 hour viewing pleasure, or just schedule a meeting with your couch at the following dates and times, you have no reason to miss watching The Grinch this month. Here is a complete list of times and dates it will be on ABC Family:

  • Dec. 5 at 9 pm EST
  • Dec. 6 at 4 pm EST
  • Dec. 14 at 6 & 9 pm EST (double feature!)
  • Dec. 20 at 8 pm EST
  • Dec. 21 at 5 pm EST

Streaming

In case you miss one of the six showings on TV, or want to watch it before Dec. 5 (and I don't blame you), you can stream the movie on many different platforms. Renting or buying the movie on iTunes will cost $2.99 and $9.99, respectively, but that will probably be the best $10 you'll spend all holiday season. Other streaming services also have the film, like Google Play, Amazon, even YouTube. You can rent on YouTube for $2.99, and then seamlessly switch over to watching surprised kitten videos, without leaving your browser.

DVD

Maybe it's a little old school — weird to say, but true — but go out and buy this movie and pop it into the DVD player for year round enjoyment. If you grew up when this movie came out (2000), you might already have the DVD, in which case — what are you waiting for?

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