When you think of Christmas movies there are a number of absolute classics from Home Alone and Die Hard to Elf and It’s A Wonderful Life. And while it received pretty mix reviews on release almost 20 years ago, Jim Carrey’s The Grinch has become a seasonal favourite.
One film fan tweeted: “Imagine channeling your inner Scrooge and ruining Christmas by taking #thegrinch off your platform.... Thanks @NetflixUK kids crying.”
While another wrote: "@NetflixUK how come you guys have taken The Grinch off Netflix on the 1st December?
“It was on there yesterday. I don’t think the Grinch stole Christmas, you guys have.”
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The Grinch was released almost 20 years ago (Image: GETTY)
And another tweeted: “It’s the first day of December which means it’s time to watch love actually and the grinch while marking fifty assignments!
“How is it that i pay for FIVE different streaming services and not one of them has the grinch available in December???”
How indeed? There does seem to be a trend of movies disappearing from streaming services when demand will be high – like The Grinch in December.
Similarly, when a sequel to a movie is about to release in cinemas, the movies that precede them something disappear too, forcing you to buy a copy if you really want to see it.
The Grinch has become a cult classic, despite mixed reviews on its release (Image: GETTY)
For example, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi used to be on NOW TV