Joseph Bottum reviews some Christmas movies for the First Things blog which includes this review.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966). The Dr. Seuss original, and a classic. The Whos down in Whoville throw a tantrum and toss out their rightful leaders by electing a small lizard (actually a red-spotted eastern newt) named the Grinch (voice by Boris Karloff). Not surprisingly, he tries to steal Christmas from all the poor Whos by shutting down the government in the middle of winter. But watch the heroine, Suzie Boo Hoo, who teaches him the essential rightness of socialist economics. A real tug at the heartstrings. Rating: NC-17 (violence, strong language, nudity.) Two Stars.
Ha! I wasn’t expecting a parody post from First Things.