Jim Carrey is The Grinch (2000) - a Christmas-hating Grinch who wants everyone as miserable at Christmas as he is. (As a baby, Grinch was adopted by two elderly sisters.) With Christmas approaching, a bungled attempt by the Grinch to ruin a tree-lighting ceremony results in him having a flashback about his disjointed childhood spent alone and unwanted in an orphanage. The Grinch soon decides that he will steal Christmas from Whoville to assuage his distress. He learns the true meaning of Christmas through the loving Whos in Whoville.