December has arrived and it looks as though Netflix subscribers are already getting into the holiday spirit. New holiday films like The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two and Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey have been popular options on Netflix, which is to be expected given that they were just released. However, a pair of Christmas movies based on the same Dr. Seuss tale have seen a massive spike in viewership since Thanksgiving.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas remains one of the most iconic Christmas specials in history. While that special isn't streaming on Netflix at the moment, both of the feature films that followed it are available, and folks are flocking towards them.
Ron Howard directed a live-action adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000, which starred Jim Carrey is the titular naysayer. Just two years ago, Illumination took the animated route with The Grinch, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role.
Both Grinch movies are currently streaming on Netflix, and both are among the most popular films on the entire service. Wednesday's edition of the Netflix Top 10 sees Illumination's Grinch at #7, while the live-action film is just behind it at #8.
You can see how the full Top 10 shakes out below!
1. Virgin River
"Searching for a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from LA to a remote Northern California town and is surprised by what -- and who -- she finds."prevnext
2. The 2nd
"A secret service agent is drawn into a terrorist plot when his son's classmate, the daughter of a Supreme Court Justice, is targeted for kidnapping."prevnext
3. The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two
"Unhappy over her mom's new relationship, a now-teenage Kate runs away and lands at the North Pole, where a naughty elf is plotting to cancel Christmas."prevnext
4. The Queen's Gambit
"In a 1950s orphanage, a young girl reveals an astonishing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction."prevnext
5. The Crown
"This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century."prevnext
"After her family is murdered, a mild-mannered mom remakes herself into a badass vigilante in order to exact violent justice."prevnext
7. The Grinch
"He has a flair for mean deeds and hampering happiness -- and he's not about to let Christmas cramp his style."prevnext
8. Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
"He's a crabby Christmas hater (for some silly reason). Can this green-tinted meanie steal everyone's holiday season?"prevnext
"Learn letters, numbers, animal sounds and more with J.J. in this musical series that brings fun times with nursery rhymes for the whole family."prevnext
10. Rust Creek
"A wrong turn in the woods becomes a fight for her life when a career-seeking college student runs into two outlaw brothers looking to cook up trouble."prev