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How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000 Film) [Soundtrack]

James HornerAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Kids Today (Dialogue)Jim Carrey0:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Grinch 2000 (Album Version)Busta Rhymes 3:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Green Christmas (Album Version)Barenaked Ladies 2:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Christmas Of Love (Album Version)Little Isidor And The Inquisitors 2:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Lonely Christmas Eve (Album Version)Ben Folds 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Grinch Schedule (Dialogue)Jim Carrey0:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Better Do It Right (Album Version)Smash Mouth 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Whoville Medley (Perfect Christmas Night/Grinch) (Album Version)Trans-Siberian Orchestra 5:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Reindeer (Dialogue)Jim Carrey0:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Christmas Is Going To The Dogs (Album Version)Eels 2:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch (Album Version)Jim Carrey 2:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Christmas Means More (Dialogue)Jim Carrey0:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. You Don't Have To Be Alone (On Christmas) (Album Version)'N Sync 4:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Where Are You Christmas (Album Version)Faith Hill 4:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. The Shape Of Things To Come (Album Version)James Horner 6:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Memories Of A Green Childhood (Album Version)James Horner 3:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Christmas, Why Can't I Find You? (Album Version)Taylor Momsen 2:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Stealing Christmas (Includes Narration And Dialogue) (Album Version)Taylor Momsen 6:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. The Big Heist (Album Version)James Horner 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Does Cindy Lou Really Ruin Christmas? (Album Version)James Horner 4:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen21. A Change Of The Heart (Album Version)James Horner 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen22. The Sleigh Of PresentsJames Horner 6:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen23. He Carves The Roast Beast (Includes "Welcome Christmas") (Album Version)James Horner 3:10$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 7, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: November 7, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B000050HSZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,444 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Jim Carrey stars in the Ron Howard adaptation of Dr. Seuss's enduring tale of the evil Grinch in Whoville and the Christmas he looks to sabotage. Carrey also lends his quick mouth to "Grinch 2000," a rap duet with Busta Rhymes, and to "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," which he goes alone in a voice somewhere between Buster Poindexter, Don Rickles, and Pavarotti on acid and amphetamines. The mistletoe has its place above country-pop star Faith Hill, who delivers the album's first single, "Where Are You, Christmas?"

Other high-profile names here include those Canadian jokesters BareNaked Ladies, ska-punks Smash Mouth, and that omnipresent boyband 'N Sync. Lesser names like the Eels, the modest pop experiment of a man called "E", and the orchestral grandeur of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra contribute solid festive tunes. A few dialogue bits are scattered throughout, and James Horner's movie score finishes things off.--Rob O'Connor

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Some one has to love this CD, January 6, 2001
Format:Audio CD
SO then," I thought, "let it be me." I bought this album looking for the James Horner score and dreading the unwelcome intrusion of songs not even in the movie. I was also uncomfortable about the format of dialogue interspersed with those foreign songs taking up space on the disc. Busta Rhymes, Faith Hill, 'N Sync also weren't looking good. HOWEVER, by the second listen through, I was extremely pleased with my decision to purchase. This is pretty well tied for the quirkiest Christmas CD I own (actually---they're the only two I own!). The more I listen to this, the more I appreciate the fun spirit. The Busta Rhymes track is a lot of fun, Faith Hill is doing James Horner's beautiful song, so even she is worth hearing out! The Eels and Barenaked Ladies are much more fun than I imagined after hearing them briefly in the movie and credits. Jim Carrey's "You're A Mean One" does grow on you. I don't understand purists who can't handle a remake. No one is abolishing the original TV version or its soundtrack... they're still out there and they're still very good. New interpretations can be good things too once in a while! I must admit though that I still find Sixpence None The Richer's "You're A Mean One" to be vastly superior a reinterpretation than Mr. Carrey's. I wish it had been tracked down and included here so that it could get a wider audience. It is quite marvelous. The only other omission, and it is one more noticable than this private peeve of mine, is of any extended version of "Welcome Christmas." The only version on the disc is from its brief appearance in the movie with the Grinch butchering it playfully. It could have gotten more attention somewhere on this full CD. Read more ›
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall Pretty Good!! November 10, 2000
Format:Audio CD
When I got this CD, I was excited because it had the song, "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch". All I have to say is that Jim Carrey did a terrible job doing the song. They really should had the orginal version. If they would have done that I would've given it 5 stars. The rest of the CD is good like Green Christmas by Barenaked Ladies, You don't have to be alone by *N Sync, and my favorite song on the entire album, "Where are you Christmas by Faith Hill. Faith did a great job on the song.
Also the CD had some voice clips from the movie, which was cool. This CD will gets you in the Christmas mood.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I enjoyed the movie dialogue on this CD almost more than some of the songs. The movie was awesome. There is certainly a variety of tunes here...from Smash Mouth to Faith Hill to N'Sync. (My favorite being Hill's "Where are you Christmas").
It is certainly original, and fun, but if you want traditional tunes, this is not for you. Obviously if you are interested in buying this CD because of the movie, than you can't miss; making this CD worthy of 4 stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A inadvertant family favorite. January 25, 2001
By Dracaa
Format:Audio CD
I got this album because it has "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch", which is one of my favorite Christmas songs out there. I originally fast-forwarded the tape to that spot and kept it there, listening only to Jim Carrey's hilarious version of the classic song. But eventually I started to listen to the other songs, and after awhile I put it in on a family car trip. My mother and younger brother were initially not too fond of it----but after a few times of listening to it, they started to like it. Two months later, it's Mom who always asks me to put in the tape! It's a family favorite. We love the "Grinch 2000" rap in the beginning and I enjoy "Green Christmas" a lot, if only because I can relate to that feeling of being outside of the celebration. Mom likes "Christmas of Love", which is the only reason I don't fast-forward past it (very annoying song ^_^ ). "Lonely Christmas Eve" is delightful----quite an original song that is based off of the original Grinch poem. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will sweep you off your feet and into the music. "Christmas is Going to the Dogs" has some hilarious lyrics if you listen for them. My brother does a very good impersonation of Jim Carrey for the "Grinch" song, and the two mellow tunes nicely round out the selection. We enjoy the instrumentals not quite as much because we can't sing along *g*, but James Horner, as always, as produced quite a score. And the snipits of movie dialogue are hilarious. The family favorite, hands-down, is "Better Do It Right" by Smash Mouth. This song is AWESOME!!!!!! Original, well-written, with a melody you won't be able to get out of your head. As always, Smash Mouth weaves in an interesting message, and the song shines accordingly. Great piece. Heck, buy it for that song alone----it's that good. We keep listening to this album even after Christmas is over. Great fun for all! :)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Album November 12, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This album is a very nice one, filled with famous artists and funny dialogue. There are 10 songs on the cd, 4 movie dialogues, and the score from the movie. The dialogues, especially grinch schedule are funny and add to the anticipation of the movie. There are some very good and entertaining christmas songs. Where are you Christmas by Faith Hill, the first single off the album, is a great, emotional song. Other good tracks were done by the Barenaked Ladies, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and the team of Busta Rhymes and Jim Carrey. Some disappointing ones were done by Nsync and Smashmouth, although they do wear on you and can be enjoyable. The score is excellent and makes me even more excited about going to see this movie. The reason i gave this album only 4 stars is one song, the remake of one of the most catchy songs ever, You're a Mean One, which is done now by Jim Carrey. In trying to make to make this sound a bit more humorous than the orignal, he actually loses the humor and makes the song uninteresting. They didn't even let him sing the entire song. I know it would be hard to beat the original, but they definitely could have done better. Aside from that, if you are looking for some great new christmas songs and can look past this horrible remake, the entire family can enjoy this cd. It will put you in the mood for not only the movie, but for Christmas as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 23 days ago by Catherine Licata
2.0 out of 5 stars Not happy at all...
Love this cd until it started skipping. The price was good and the first few songs were fine but the skipping started. I even play it in my Bose. Not happy with this soundtrack.
Published 1 month ago by Mark Reid
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
Wasn't expecting some of the music that was on the CD but that is my own fault for not looking at the tracks beforehand. My daughter loves it though, and that's the important part
Published 7 months ago by Tina Velez
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, glad i got it
the movie has some of the best music so i had to have this i love the nsync song best
Published 7 months ago by Rachael
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
I do enjoy this CD, Doesn't have as much music as I thought. I just purchased it for the Faith Hill song.
Published 7 months ago by Andrea Depillo
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS CD!
I have a lot of Disney CDS, the non Disney ones I would listen to is this one and the Shrek Soundtracks! I like this as much as the Cars soundtracks! Read more
Published 12 months ago by PixarFan86
5.0 out of 5 stars rating this music cd
I like this cd its a good one for the Holidays and I recommend it for everyone to enjoy its a good quality cd with lots of music to listen to and would even recommend it to my... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Gloria J. Sumner
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Awesome. Loved it. Listening to this soundtrack was a wonderful way to celebrate the winter season and the holidays this past year. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Crystal L. Canales
4.0 out of 5 stars Special Jim Carey rap....
Bought it for Faith Hill's song, but was great to hear all the different songs during the Christmas holiday season.
Published 19 months ago by Gary S. Triplett
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Fun, Christmas album
HTGSC is our favorite Christmas kids movie (N.LampoonsC.V is other fave) so listening to this great, fun, album gets you in the Christmas mood and keeps you smiling and dancing.
Published 19 months ago by Melissa
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