The Grinch is a bitter, grouchy, cave-dwelling creature who hates Christmas. He resides on the snowy Mount Crumpit, a steep high mountain just north of the town of Whoville, home of the merry and warm-hearted Whos. His heart has been “two sizes too small”. His only companion is his unloved, but loyal dog, Max. From his cave, the Grinch can hear the noisy Christmas festivities that take place in Whoville. Continuously annoyed, he devises a wicked scheme to steal their presents, trees, and food for their Christmas feast. He crudely disguises himself as Santa Claus, and Max as a reindeer, whom he forces to drag a sleigh down the mountain towards Whoville, where the Grinch slides down the chimney of one house and steals all of the Whos’ Christmas presents, the Christmas tree, and the log for their fire. He is briefly interrupted in his burglary by a little who girl named Cindy Lou, but he concocts a crafty lie to effect his escape from her home. After stealing from one house, he does the same thing to all the other houses in the village of Whoville.