Was the Grinch a Who or a What?

By Rebeka Knott
Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904 – 1991), American writer, poet, and cartoonist at work on a drawing of a Grinch, the hero of his forthcoming book, 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' (Getty Images)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas was one of those Christmas specials that only aired one time a year. In my day, if you were lucky enough to have a television that got good reception, without tinfoil on the rabbit ears, you may have seen it just before Christmas every year.