I’ll argue with anyone that the magic of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the most classic book. This book is considered by many to be the timeless story of the ‘true meaning of Christmas’, though I’m more faith oriented in my view. Grinch Christmas display ideas will reignite the nostalgia of older Christmases after the last two years has taken its toll.
Grinch Christmas decorations exist, but aren’t plentiful, so bring the whimsical world of Whoville to life with imagination. Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations are so unique that getting visuals accurate is irrelevant if you prioritize channeling the holiday-loving Whos. My Grinch Christmas display ideas are important, but, as with most of my writings, I’m just sparking imaginations.
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Can You Use Aspects of Different Dr. Seuss Books Together?
When the 1966 screen adaptation of the Grinch came out, the New York Times (NYT) spoke against the tv form. Saying it’s a “creation that should be left undisturbed on the printed page”, NYT fought to maintain status quo. However, the Christmas seasons’ bedtime story screen version, full of hit songs, is even more popular 56 years later. Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason’s Broadway musical adaptation is an extraordinary performance, but its popularity is derived from nostalgia. Likewise, Robert Morgan, Albert Hague, & Jack O’Brien’s versions have scenic elements of the story to feel an organic connection. Finally, Bob Richard’s choreography has no basis in the book or screen adaptations, but it’s universally accepted as the Grinch.
Dr Seuss Themed Christmas Display Colors
Holiday cheer will bring you front yard alive with some simple principles regarding color schemes from Dr. Seuss’ books. Primary and secondary colors in solid forms is key with an emphasis on abstract shapes. When John Lee Beatty invented the scenic backgrounds to the play version, he was all about grouping colors. Wrap tree trunks in yellow with any single primary or secondary color net lights encasing the branches like a ball. While this element isn’t related to the Christmas holiday, it’s more creating an aura or setting the stage.
Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Grinch Christmas Display Ideas’ Trees
As described above, the Whoville trees are relatively simple to recreate with extra points if the trees look crooked. A themed Christmas tree is a bit more specific as the grinch Christmas tree is idealistic, full and bright. Recommendations for this are going to be inflatable Christmas trees to be as thick as the cartoon version. Even the imperfect tree from Cindy Lou’s house with the bent over top is a bit difficult to recreate. If you have pounds of ice, you may be able weigh down the top of the tree…just do inflatable, please.
The exception is if you get something elaborate enough to resemble a Grinch tree topper, recognizable amidst the aforementioned trees. A bright silver star, a bit oversized for the tree it’s on, shining noticeably will be very recognizable. While the star alone, isn’t enough for Dr. Seuss Enterprises to argue copyright infringement, it is a clear story element.
There are a range of inflatables to say welcome Christmas revelers with different scenes in each inflatable. Just as Gaylord Palms Resort has the scenes made from ice blocks, you could tell the story through figures. The classic holiday tale would have to rely in part on the infamy of the show and the public’s imagination. Their ability to breathe new life into the inflatables isn’t hard though with the total delight each movie version gives. If you need to top up the genius of a show, Wooden decorations have a role as well. If you’re not well experienced with inflatables, see my blog post answering all the FAQ.
Grinch Christmas Display Ideas’ Wooden Decorations
Wooden versions of the Grinch are a great addition as these magnificent sets round out any holes in the inflatables story. There are both wooden decorations to buy (see my blog on wooden decorations), as well as plans that help with DIY wooden decor. Make your own wooden decor, as mentioned above, the uniqueness of Dr Seuss will make things recognizable without being exact. Recognizing the grinch as easily as a nativity scene, means passersby can hear ‘mean one Mr. Grinch’ automatically in their heads.
Around The Front Door
A Santa suit wearing grinch blow mold, on your front step, is a great ornament to brighten displays 24/7. Thinking outside the box, there’s a limitless supply of door mats, banners, etc. expanding the grinch’s naughty list concept.
Indoor Christmas Decorations
Grinch Christmas Display Ideas trees are as simple as keepsake ornaments or a grinch tree skirt, emphasis on the theme. A grinch ornament example is pieces installed to look like a life size grinch diving into and stealing the tree. His limbs will hang out, looking like he’s attempting to steal all the decorations from the inside.That way you can maintain the theme while keeping the ornaments that are normal to your holiday season. A tree skirt resembling the Whos gathered in a circle around the tree would perfect the look.
Black friday is coming so plan ahead for the best deals and be ready to put things up ASAP. Though it’s close to December, Amazons fast shipping will get things to you to put up before December 1st.
Have a very Merry Grinchmas!