Do they still air this every year? They should air this.

“You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Albert Hague and Theodor Geisel, sung by Thurl Ravenscroft:


Video courtesy of Leroux Louisiana

 
Theodor Geisel is, of course, Dr. Seuss, and he was not Jewish. The composer, Albert Hague, was Jewish. He was raised Lutheran, because his German Jewish parents felt that their Jewish heritage was a liability (and of course in Germany at that time it certainly was), but that would have provided him no shield from the Nazis so he and his mother fled Germany in 1937. He served in the US Army during WWII and began to identify as Jewish. After the war he had a varied and busy career as a musician and performer, but is probably best known for his role as the music teacher, Mr. Shorofsky, in both the film and television versions of Fame, and for writing the music for the 1966 TV version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. To quote his obituary in the The New York Times:

“When he played the song he wrote for the Grinch assignment to Theodore Geisel, Mr. Geisel (a k a Dr. Seuss) exclaimed, ‘Any man who slides an octave on the word Grinch gets the job.'”