The anti-holiday sentiment of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000) meets Adam Sandler's distinctive comic style, with a splash of music. The yield: An offbeat, sometimes gross and surprisingly appealing animated film about the true meaning of the holidays. Thirty-three-year-old delinquent Davey Stone (voice of Adam Sandler) lives in small-town Dukesberry, where people just love
celebrating holidays all the holidays and his normal ill-will towards men increases during the eight nights of Hanukkah to such a degree that Ebenezer Scrooge looks cheery by comparison. Davey's taste in holiday ditties runs to "I hate folks who think reindeer are cute/To...