Cindy-Lou Who is a young, unselfish girl who doesn’t want presents this Christmas. She only wants her mom to be happy.
“She works all night and takes care of us all day,” Cindy-Lou tells a friend.
Cindy’s Lou’s mom, Donna Who, is a single mom living in the picturesque village of Whoville – a place so beautiful, we’re told, it’s as if the “town was a dream.” Yet Donna Who isn’t enjoying life so much. (At least that’s what Cindy-Lou thinks.) In between her nighttime job and her housework, she has to take care of Cindy-Lou and her other children, who are twin toddlers. She’s often stressed.
Then Cindy-Lou gets an idea: Perhaps Santa can help bring her mom happiness! Thus, Cindy-Lou hatches a plan to meet Santa, face to face, on Christmas Eve … by trapping him.
The plan – perhaps surprisingly – works, but not in the way Cindy-Lou expected. This Santa doesn’t look like the one in pictures. He’s green. And furry. And selfish. In fact, this Santa is on the verge of stealing all the lights, decorations and gifts from Whoville – just because he enjoys being mean.
The movie The Grinch (PG) opens in theaters this weekend, giving us a new twist on the beloved How the Grinch Stole Christmas book by author Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Doctor Strange) as Mr. Grinch, composer Pharrell Williams as the narrator, Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, Inside Out) as Donna Who, and Cameron Seely (The Greatest Showman) as Cindy Lou Who.
Here are five things parents should know:
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