*Halloween Is Grinch Night premiered on Saturday, October 29, 1977, at 8:00 P.M. on ABC.
It won an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program in 1978, beating The Fat Albert Christmas Special (Filmation), Once Upon a Brothers Grimm (a two-hour CBS movie with Dean Jones and Paul Sand), Once Upon a Classic's adaptation of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (PBS), and Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (Ya got me).
*The original Grinch special, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, premiered Decmber 18, 1966 on CBS.
*The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat
*You can find a vintage newspaper story of a rebroadcast of the special in 1979 by clicking right here.
*We believe we definitively settled the "prequel or sequel" debate on the podcast, but IF you want to see some alternate views, check out this Grantland article.
*The new Grinch movie from Illumination premieres November 9, 2018.