Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) created How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in 1957. The Grinch, a bitter, cave-dwelling creature with a heart "two sizes too small," lives on snowy Mount Crumpit, a steep, 3,000-foot high mountain just north of Whoville, home of the merry and warm-hearted Whos. His only companion is Max, his faithful dog. One fateful day from his perch high atop Mount Crumpit, the Grinch can hear the noisy Christmas festivities that take place in Whoville...the rest is history.