The Grinch has been trying to steal Christmas since the 1950's and although he never is successful he has stole our hearts for generations. What started out as a book by Dr. Seuss has been turned into an animated film and a full fledged motion picture.

The animated version came out in 1966 and featured the voice of Boris Karloff with the classic song, 'You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch' sung by Thurl Ravenscroft. Because Ravenscroft was not featured in the end credits, it was believed for some time that Karloff sang the song.

In 2000, Jim Carey teamed with Ron Howard to take the film to the big screen and it was an international success, pulling in $340 million worldwide. Along with Carey, the cast included Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who and Jeffrey Tambor as the Mayor. Taking over the narration role was Anthony Hopkins, who recorded all of his lines in just one day.

After spending 4-weeks at #1 at the Box Office, it ranks as the third best Holiday movie, behind "Miracle on 34th Street" and "White Christmas."

If you have seen both versions of "The Grinch," which one is your favorite?