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Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Motion Picture Soundtrack

Words by GLORIA BRANCATISANO

A weird and wild ride.

The Grinch’s soundtrack is at least three fire emojis – though it’s probably not traditional Christmas family dinner listening.

It opens with back-to-back Tyler, The Creator gems – ‘You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch’ is a perfectly eerie reworking of the classic theme, while ‘I Am the Grinch’ is one of the soundtrack’s best.

From there, other highlights include the Run-DMC ’90s-tinged funk of ‘Christmas Is’, The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rockabilly-swing take on ‘Jingle Bells’ and Pentatonix’s layered, magical reworking of ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’.

There are also a couple of gorgeous Danny Elfman pieces from the film’s score that end everything beautifully.

It’s a weird and wild ride (as you’d probably expect from a film soundtrack) but this is the perfect Christmas combo for those of us who aren’t so fond of the classics.

This article was originally published in Fashion Journal 186. You can read it here.

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