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'Grinchmas' returns to Universal Studios Hollywood

Actors will read Dr. Seuss' classic at celebration featuring a snow-filled play area, costumed singers and more.

December 08, 2010

"Grinchmas" is returning to Universal Studios Hollywood this weekend, and a sleighful of celebrities have signed on for the twice-daily readings of Dr. Seuss' classic, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

Bob Newhart, Florence Henderson, Wayne Brady, Donna Mills, Fred Willard, Luz Rios, Tiffani Thiessen, Brandy and Nolan Gould (who plays Luke on "Modern Family") are among the performers who will be doing readings at the annual "Grinchmas" celebration. It also includes a snow-filled play area, a 60-foot Christmas tree, costumed singers, photo opportunities with the characters of the Grinch and his dog, Max, and a view from the tour tram of sets that were used in Universal's 2000 film adaptation of the book. The tram ride also will take visitors to the Grinch's lair, a new feature this year.

The celebrity readings, scheduled at 4:40 p.m. and 7:25 p.m., begin Saturday (Stephen Moyer and Molly Ringwald) and Sunday (Jeffrey Tambor and Iqbal Theba, who plays the principal on "Glee"), then will run daily from Dec. 18 through Jan. 2. All of the "Grinchmas" activities are covered with general admission to Universal.

Reading schedules and other theme park information: http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com.

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