How the Grinch Stole Christmas

NBC | 8:30 pm

Wearing extremely heavy makeup, Jim Carrey plays the title character in director Ron Howard's 2000 live-action, big-screen adaptation of the enduring children's book. You know the plot: The big green grouch tries to stop Christmas from coming to Whoville but fails, because the holiday "doesn't come from a store." Christine Baranski, Taylor Momsen (later seen all grown up on "Gossip Girl") and Jeffrey Tambor also star.