Is your heart a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots? Are you as cuddly as a cactus? Charming as an eel? Do you live in a frozen lair with a little dog named Max!?!? You must be Mr. Grinch.
You wouldn’t guess it based on his attitude, but The Grinch is actually a subspecies of The Whos! He’s one of the rare, lime green, joy-hating species. In How The Grinch Stole Christmas ol’ Grinchy dresses up as Santa Clause to steal all of the presents and decorations and food from The Whos so that they can’t celebrate his least favorite holiday.
He’s been portrayed a couple different ways, ranging from the classic 1966 cartoon to Jim Carrey’s performance in the 2000 live-action film, but the result is always the same—a mean, green, fuzzy guy in a Santa suit, who ends up having a heart of gold.
Keep reading to find out how to become the Grinch with our costume guide and steal Christmas this year.