How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

NBC | 8:00 pm

Since its first airing in 1966, this adaptation of the Dr. Seuss children's book has evolved into an annual holiday viewing tradition. Legendary animator Chuck Jones directed the story about a green-skinned grouch who sets out to spoil Christmas for the citizens of Whoville. Boris Karloff provides narration, with additional voices by Thurl Ravenscroft and June Foray. "Fame" co-star Albert Hague was the co-composer of the theme music. This year's airing marks the 55th anniversary of the first telecast.