If you’ve ever wanted to call up the Grinch and give him a piece of your mind, you might be disappointed to learn that the Grinch doesn’t actually have a real-life phone number. The Grinch is, after all, a fictional character created by Dr. Seuss in the 1957 children’s book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
That being said, the Grinch has become a beloved character in pop culture, and he’s been featured in various adaptations of the book, including television specials, movies, and even video games. As a result, it’s not surprising that many people have attempted to track down the Grinch’s real-life phone number. Unfortunately, there is no such thing.
The closest you can get to calling the Grinch is by dialing the number of the Grinch’s fictional home: (800) WHOVILLE. This number is featured in the 2000 live-action movie starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch, and it’s still in use today.
When you dial the number, you’ll be greeted with a recording of the Grinch’s voice, which is a nice touch. The recording will tell you that you’ve reached the home of the Grinch and that he’s not available at the moment.
So, while it’s not possible to actually call up the Grinch and give him a piece of your mind, you can still get a taste of his presence by dialing (800) WHOVILLE. It’s a fun way to connect with the Grinch and a reminder of how much he’s impacted popular culture.