Festive Facts About Your Favorite Holiday Movies

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Almost Never Happened

MGM Television Warner Bros. Television Distribution/MovieStillsDb
MGM Television Warner Bros. Television Distribution/MovieStillsDb

Today’s studios and production companies provide funding for projects of interest. However, for specials like A Charlie Brown Christmas and How The Grinch Stole Christmas, they had to rely on company sponsorship to get made. Charlie Brown found its financier from Coca-Cola, but for The Grinch, it struggled to find a benefactor.

Eventually, The Grinch was produced by The Cat in the Hat Productions in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and a Christmas classic was born.