1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Way before Jim Carrey and Benedict Cumberbatch got grinched, this musical comedy gave us the first animated take of Dr. Seuss’ famous kids’ book. Boris Karloff, best known for playing Frankenstein, provides the voice of this surly green guy with a heart ‘two sizes two small.’ On Christmas Eve, the Grinch gets fed up with carolers and holiday lovers in Whoville and decides to take Christmas away from them. After almost getting busted by Cindy Lou Who, the Grinch steals everything Christmasy from Whoville. Yet the next morning, instead of hearing cries of sadness, he hears the Whos joyfully singing. Coming to his senses, he brings everything back to Whoville and even gets to participate in the holiday feast and gets the honor of carving the roast beast.