Posted December 25, 2018 11:05:51The grinch has had a long history of making holiday decorations, with many traditions and decorations coming from the Grinches home, according to the National Grinch Census.
While it is not uncommon for a child to visit the Grins home during a winter holiday, most adults have never heard of the legend.
“It’s hard to get any sort of consensus about the origin of Christmas decorations,” said Andrew Smith, curator of the National Center for Grinch Research at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
“I think there are some folks who are really proud of it, but most of us just don’t know.”
Smith said that the tradition of decorating the home as a grinch is not new.
The tradition dates back at least as far as the 1800s.
During the 1800-1830s, children dressed as Grinches would gather on the porch of a home, complete with their Santa Claus hats and Santa suit, and they would decorate the home with Christmas lights, toys, and decorations.
Smith said that some adults did not like the sight of the children and did not want to participate in the grinch decorations.
But over time, the tradition grew and the Christmas decorations were decorated by more than one person.
“I think most of the adults really did like it, and then some people did not,” Smith said.
“The most popular decorations in the 1940s and ’50s were the decorations of the Christmas tree, which is a tree with four or five little legs, or the Santa suit and sleigh.
There was even a Santa mask and a Christmas card,” Smith added.
In the 1960s, the Grinchers became a household name, and Halloween decorations became popular.
But today, there are a number of other traditions that make the holiday season a great time for decorating a home.
“People really do like to play with Halloween decorations, especially the little ones,” Smith explained.
“And I think it’s really fun for the kids.”
But if you want to give the kids something a little more fun, there’s always the Grinker Halloween Party, a festive party that brings together children ages 3 to 12 to decorate a home and party on the holiday.
It takes place on the fourth Saturday of the month, and the event is hosted by the Grinter and Grinch Museum.