Lizzie McGuire

Season 2 Episode 20

Xtreme Xmas

Aired Unknown Dec 06, 2002 on Disney Channel



  • Allusions

    • Matt: "She's a grinch."
      The Grinch is one of those weird creatures from the imagination of popular children's author Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel 1904-1991). He was introduced in the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, published in 1957. In it, the Grinch is a miserable solitary creature who resents the Christmas celebrations in neighboring Whoville. One Christmas Eve, like Santa Claus in reverse, he sneaks into every house in town and steals all the presents, decorations--anything to do with Christmas. But later he is stunned to see that the residents of Whoville haven't lost the spirit of Christmas, and it changes him from a bad soul to a good one. The term "grinch" has become a synonym for a person who doesn't get into the prevailing Christmas spirit. An animated version of the story was made in 1966 with Boris Karloff providing the voice of both the narrator and the Grinch. It has been one of the most popular Christmas shows of all-time, animated or otherwise. In 2000, a live action movie was made starring Jim Carrey in the title role.