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How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
On Nov 25th the Town of Blacksburg and the Forest Service will be hosting the Capital Christmas Tree trip to Washington DC.

The tree will be on Main Street from 2-4pm. There will be brief speeches by the Forestry Service and Mayor Ron Rordam followed by music with members from the Blacksburg Community Band. Community members will have an opportunity to sign the banner which will accompany the tree to our nation's capitol! Once the tree reaches Washington DC it will be decorated, lit and displayed in front of the Capitol Building.

Sponsored by Town of Blacksburg Parks & Recreation Department, The Lyric Theatre and Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.

Full details and updates about the tree's journey can be found here.

Chuck Jones' animated version of the classic Dr. Seuss book HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS originally aired on television in 1966 and has since become a holiday family favorite. Voiced by Boris Karloff (who also narrates), the Grinch lives on top of a hill overlooking Whoville with his dog, Max. Each year at Christmas time, the Grinch's hatred grows stronger toward those insufferably cheerful Whos down in Whoville. Content to exchange presents, eat large banquets, and sing songs in the town square, the Whos live in a blissful ignorance of the Grinch's contempt. One year, he gets the idea to stop Christmas from coming by dressing up as Santa Claus. He cobbles together an outfit and makes his dog drag him around on a sleigh while sneaking into the Whos' homes and stealing their presents, food, and decorations. After he has stolen every last thing, the Whos wake up on Christmas morning to sing in the town square, causing the Grinch to question the basis of his nefarious plan. Thurl Ravenscroft (the voice of kid cereal mascot Tony the Tiger) provides the vocals for the song “You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." This story was remade into a live-action movie in 2000 by director Ron Howard starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch.
Run Time:26 min
Show Times:
Friday November 25, 2016
1:00PM - Admission is Free
3:00PM - Admission is Free