How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Holiday Cheermeister's Cut

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2000
Original Running Time:
104 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
116 / 122 minutes
Time Added:
12 / 18 minutes
Synopsis:
Jim Carrey stars in the most green adapation of a Dr Seuss book, as the Grinch, a monster who lives to hate Christmas, while a young girl tries to bring the spirit of the holidays back to his heart.

An official extended cut of the film has been airing on TV for years, so I have taken 2 airings of the TV Cut, with added scenes from the DVD to create the longest cut of the Ron Howard adaptation.

16 deleted, extended, and alternate scenes have masterfully restored and integrated into the film, adding back 18 minutes of new footage.
Intention:
Knowing that the extended TV cut was only really avalible in low-bitrate quality, I wanted to make a better version that was watchable without the station logos or TV ad breaks, and felt a little more technically complete, so I thought to make this, with also another version with the deleted scenes from the DVD.
Other Sources:
- The Grinch - 2007 TV Airing
- The Grinch - Mid 2010s TV Airing
- The Grinch - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - James Horner
- Casper - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - James Horner
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
All deleted scenes from the TV Cut had a station logo in the corner, so I had to combine 4:3 and 16:9 versions of the TV cut to create clean versions of the exclusive scenes. They were then upscaled and colour matched to the 2009 Blu-Ray.
The DVD scenes were also upscaled and colour corrected, and while they were more incomplete, they needed additional music, taken from the soundtrack of The Grinch and Casper, as both films were worked on by James Horner (RIP).
Cuts and Additions:
ADDITIONS (TV Cut)
- Added Lou maxing out his credit card while shopping
- Added Cindy asking her dad about the Grinch as they pack the car
- Added Loud getting called into school, as Cindy asked about the Grinch
- Extended Post Office pandemonium
- Added the Mayor asking out Martha May
- Extended antics of the Grinch inside his lair, as he talks about being dead inside
- Extended scene of Cindy talking to the Grinch about being Cheermiester and his reaction
- Added the Christmas Light contest, and added alternate dialogue to the scene before to lead into it
- Added the Grinch trying on some extra outfits before settling on his final one
- Added the Grinch participating in the Nog Off
- Extended Present-Pass-It-On scene
- Added sequence showing the Lou Who's getting ready on Christmas Eve

ADDITIONS (DVD Scenes)
- Added extensive sequence of the Grinch causing more mayhem in Whoville during his first visit
- Added Betty and Lou falling asleep as the Grinch lands on the roof
- Added the Grinch breaking a swing that Lou had constructed in another deleted scene
- Added the Grinch almost being caught by a sleepwalking police officer.
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2000
Original Running Time:
104 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
116 / 122 minutes
Time Added:
12 / 18 minutes
Synopsis:
Jim Carrey stars in the most green adapation of a Dr Seuss book, as the Grinch, a monster who lives to hate Christmas, while a young girl tries to bring the spirit of the holidays back to his heart.

An official extended cut of the film has been airing on TV for years, so I have taken 2 airings of the TV Cut, with added scenes from the DVD to create the longest cut of the Ron Howard adaptation.

16 deleted, extended, and alternate scenes have masterfully restored and integrated into the film, adding back 18 minutes of new footage.
Intention:
Knowing that the extended TV cut was only really avalible in low-bitrate quality, I wanted to make a better version that was watchable without the station logos or TV ad breaks, and felt a little more technically complete, so I thought to make this, with also another version with the deleted scenes from the DVD.
Other Sources:
- The Grinch - 2007 TV Airing
- The Grinch - Mid 2010s TV Airing
- The Grinch - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - James Horner
- Casper - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - James Horner
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
All deleted scenes from the TV Cut had a station logo in the corner, so I had to combine 4:3 and 16:9 versions of the TV cut to create clean versions of the exclusive scenes. They were then upscaled and colour matched to the 2009 Blu-Ray.
The DVD scenes were also upscaled and colour corrected, and while they were more incomplete, they needed additional music, taken from the soundtrack of The Grinch and Casper, as both films were worked on by James Horner (RIP).
Cuts and Additions:
ADDITIONS (TV Cut)
- Added Lou maxing out his credit card while shopping
- Added Cindy asking her dad about the Grinch as they pack the car
- Added Loud getting called into school, as Cindy asked about the Grinch
- Extended Post Office pandemonium
- Added the Mayor asking out Martha May
- Extended antics of the Grinch inside his lair, as he talks about being dead inside
- Extended scene of Cindy talking to the Grinch about being Cheermiester and his reaction
- Added the Christmas Light contest, and added alternate dialogue to the scene before to lead into it
- Added the Grinch trying on some extra outfits before settling on his final one
- Added the Grinch participating in the Nog Off
- Extended Present-Pass-It-On scene
- Added sequence showing the Lou Who's getting ready on Christmas Eve

ADDITIONS (DVD Scenes)
- Added extensive sequence of the Grinch causing more mayhem in Whoville during his first visit
- Added Betty and Lou falling asleep as the Grinch lands on the roof
- Added the Grinch breaking a swing that Lou had constructed in another deleted scene
- Added the Grinch almost being caught by a sleepwalking police officer.

User reviews

2 reviews
Overall rating
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0(2)
Audio Editing
 
8.0(2)
Visual Editing
 
9.5(2)
Narrative
 
9.5(2)
Enjoyment
 
10.0(2)
Overall rating
 
8.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
My partner and I watched this for one of our Christmas movies. She loves the original and was entertained by this extended cut.

My opinion is that most of the deleted scenes were well spliced in. Some weren't and had a noticeably lower quality to them. Others had slightly worse colour grading and didn't quite match with the scene before. Personally I think this edit would benefit from slightly rearranged scenes and maybe one or two removed deleted scenes. Otherwise we were very entertained. Sometimes you can only do so much with deleted scenes or lower quality scenes. Overall the movie is still worth watching if only to get a little more Grinch. :)

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched
Digital
Owner's reply December 15, 2023

Glad you and your partner enjoyed the film!

In regards to the jump in quality and colour correction, it sounds like you watched the "TV+DVD Scenes" version, which is noted as having 4 lower quality scenes as taken from the DVD, for completionists sake and those big Grinch-Heads (if there really are any.

My personal reccomendation for a seamless viewing experience is the "TV Scenes" version which is built off the official TV Extended Cut and should not have any major jumps.

I've added a little disclaimer in the download folder to address this.

Thank you for your review and have a Merry Christmas!

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(Updated: December 12, 2023)
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a underrated Christmas movie from my childhood, and I wanted a extended cut of it. When I heard about this edit, I became stoked. I gotta say that this is my favorite Christmas fan edit I've seen.

My favorite scene is the mostly from the Grinch's hideout, and the part where the Grinch stole the Mayor's watch to impress Martha. The lighting contest seems to expand upon the rivalry between Cindy Lou Who's mom, and Martha.

I like how the station logos is removed, it makes the scenes look straight out of a official Blu Ray.

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Yes
Format Watched
Blu-ray
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