Circa 1966... How The Grinch Who Stole Christmas! on LP

Because it is Friday...

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (Dr. Seuss, 1957). The story was retold as an animated special in 1966, featuring narration by Boris Karloff. The animation and music of this special is one of my favorites still to this day. Do yourself a favor and forever purge from your memory the 2000 Jim Carrey fiasco of a remake into a motion picture.

This YouTube video shows an LP playing on a record player. I have not owned such a device in decades. Watching this video makes me long for the days when you had to lift a needle and place it on one long groove imprinted in a round piece of plastic, which produced sound. I miss the physical nature of music: albums, album art, liner notes. Well, kinda.

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!
— Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

LPs begat CDs begat MP3s begat iTunes begat music as a streaming service. How many times have I purchased the same song in each of these formats? Hmmmm... Does anyone remember when "records" came on the back of cardboard cereal boxes?!?

Thank you to my friend, Spencer, for sending this video to me. It is a walk down memory lane.

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah!