ChrIt istmas isn’t tomorrow — unless you’re actually reading this on December 24, which is possible! — but it is It’s practically here! And that means it’s time for the annual Whobilation of watching Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Once again.
In 2022 there will be two versions of this classic holiday tale. There’s the original animated special, there’s Jim Carrey’s version and there’s Benedict Cumberbatch’s take on the grumpy character (though you’d be forgiven if you forgot that one existed). Each animated special has a similar story: Grinch is enraged at Christmas and Grinch steals Christmas. Best Grinch sees his error and adopts a dog-friendly world.
As Carrey’s Grinch himself says: It’s joyful And triumphant. So, we’ve rounded up where each one is streaming this holiday season. (Don’t ask us what you should wear though, can’t help you there).
Watch Where can I Watch the Original Animated Grinch!
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,” Peacock streams the 1966 animated TV show that was the first to air. Peacock, a streaming NBC station, revealed earlier this year it would create a hub to stream Hallmark’s Christmas movies. But, if you’re looking for something even more classic — and probably a whole lot more cynical, at least at first — check out this yuletide favorite.
Where Can I Watch Jim Carrey’s Grinch?
If you’re more into the live action version of the Grinch’s story — complete with Jim Carrey, Christine Baranski, Molly Shannon and more legends — then you’re going to want to head over to HBO Max or Hulu. This 2000 Live-Action “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Movies are streaming via both platforms.
Where Can I Watch Benedict Cumberbatch’s Grinch?
In 2018, the Grinch’s most current version was released. “Doctor Strange” star Benedict Cumberbatch voiced the character for Illumination Entertainment’s “The Grinch.” This one’s a little bit harder to find on streaming, though you have a pretty good chance of catching it on TV. It’s part of Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas programming this year.
If you’re hoping to stream it though, you’ll find it on FXNOW for free, or Hulu with a premium subscription. You can also rent the film or purchase it on demand. YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Redbox, VuduYou can also call it: Prime Video.