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'Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas' airs Tuesday on KGW

This year marks 53 years since the original broadcast of 'Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas' television film.
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This image released by NBC shows a scene from the 1966 holiday classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," airing Dec. 3 and Dec. 25 on NBC. (NBC via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. — This year marks 53 years since the original broadcast of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas television film.

The Grinch recalls the iconic Dr. Seuss tale of how the Grinch, who lived alone atop Mt. Crumpit "with a heart two sizes too small" devises a scheme to steal Christmas toys, gifts and decorations from all of Whoville.

Boris Karloff stars as the Grinch, as well as the tale's narrator, in the television special which premiered in 1966.

The special airs at 8 p.m. on KGW.

The 30-minute special will also air on Christmas Day at 8 p.m.

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