10 Songs, 26 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This memorable soundtrack celebrates kids’ music, thanks to the MGM Studio Orchestra taking Dr. Seuss’ silly wordplay so seriously. Passages taken straight from the TV special are interspersed throughout, adding dimension and drama. The singsong style and twinkling bells of “Welcome Christmas” are enchanting, and the nonsensical novelty of “Trim Up the Tree” captures the sweet spirit of Whoville. But the Grinch is the star of this show, and Thurl Ravenscroft, crooning “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” brings that furry-fingered, green goon to life.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This memorable soundtrack celebrates kids’ music, thanks to the MGM Studio Orchestra taking Dr. Seuss’ silly wordplay so seriously. Passages taken straight from the TV special are interspersed throughout, adding dimension and drama. The singsong style and twinkling bells of “Welcome Christmas” are enchanting, and the nonsensical novelty of “Trim Up the Tree” captures the sweet spirit of Whoville. But the Grinch is the star of this show, and Thurl Ravenscroft, crooning “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” brings that furry-fingered, green goon to life.

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