Review – The Grinch at The Light

Whoop whoop 1st December is here and the countdown to the big day!!

The Elves (Tinsel Tim and Jingle Jim) arrived this morning with a North Pole breakfast and so full up on waffles, pancakes and chocolate we headed into the local town for a spot of Christmas shopping.

Finishing off the day we headed to our favourite – The Light Cinema in Stockport.  If you have not been to a Light Cinema then check them out.  From the licensed cafe bars (where you can grab a drink to take into the screening) to the large reclining chairs they offer a premium cinema experience.  Each film experience just feels more intimate.

Ever since Ella heard The Grinch was coming out we have had this date booked in to get our popcorn fix and she has been counting down the days.

Based on the lovable 1957 book by Dr Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas – this animated version is the lastest creation by Illumination Studios and the third on the big screen.

With some of the voices provided by  Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones and narrated by Pharrel Williams it follows the tale of the Grinch who sets out to ruin Christmas in Whoville.

Whoville is a town where I would love to live.  They love EVERYTHING about Christmas and this year want to make it 3 times bigger – much to the cantankerous Grinch’s displeasure.  So (along with with his trusty best friend Max the dog) he masterminds the plan to disguise himself as Santa and steal everything connected to Christmas.  Without too many spoilers the capers are hysterical and Cindy Lou (a small Whoville child) provides the heartwarming ingredient needed in any move.

Throughout the movie the Grinch is forced to remember his childhood in an Orphanage – this obviously so everyone has an understanding of why he hates Christmas so much.

Suffice to say that the Grinch succeeds in part, in his mission – but only material stuff.  The people of Whoville gather together and only the hardest of hearts would fail not to be touched.

This film is a great reminder about what Christmas is really about.  Spending time with the ones you love (plus a lot of twinkly lights and gifts).  I would definitely recommend taking some time out from the madness, grabbing some popcorn and settling down to a great Christmas movie.

And in the words of Dr Seuss – lets raise a toast – “To kindness and love, the things we need most.”



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