GL AR i E L IGHT , GO GO G AD GET RE AL K MAD e DEN The Grinch is a bitter, grouchy, cave-dwelling creature with a heart "two sizes too small" who lives on snowy Mount Crumpit, a steep high mountain just north of the town of Who ville, home of the merry and warm-hearted Who s. 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 Who ville. Annoyed, he decides to stop Christmas from coming by stealing their presents, trees, and food for their Christmas feast. He crudely disguises himself as Santa Claus, and forces Max, disguised as a reindeer, to drag a sleigh to Who ville. Once there, the Grinch slides down the chimney and steals all of the Who s' Christmas presents, the Christmas tree , and the log for their fire. He is briefly interrupted in his burglary by Cindy Lou, a little Who girl, but concocts a crafty lie to effect his escape from her home.