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The Best Grinch Christmas Tree Ornaments and Decorations

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Fans of the original Dr. Seuss holiday classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas can create the best Grinch Christmas tree with these ornaments and decorations.

About How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of the most beloved Dr. Seuss children's books. A Christmas short story for all ages, it features a furry green creature in the festive, charming town of Whoville who does NOT like Christmas. So, he decides to steal it from the townspeople. But, when they still remain joyful he has a change of heart.

It was followed by the classic cartoon with the memorable song, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," and later by the 2000 Jim Carrey movie adaptation. They are all yearly holiday staples!

How to Create the Best Grinch Christmas Tree

When I think of the Grinch, I think of the colors cherry red, lime green, and white, fur, a Santa suit, and a dash of whimsy.

Below are all the details you can mix and match to create the best Grinch Christmas tree for your home:

  • Add red, green and/or white lights
  • Add Grinch inspired garland and/or ribbons
  • Decorate with Grinch ornaments
  • Decorate with Grinch inspired ornaments
  • Add a Grinch tree topper
  • Add a Grinch tree skirt

Add Red, Green, and/or White Lights

First, add red, green, and white lights to your Grinch Christmas tree in spirit of the red, green, and white colors featured throughout the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Or, just add white lights, red lights, or green lights. Any or all of these three colors will be a great base for Grinch trees of all sorts.

Add Grinch Inspired Garland and/or Ribbons

Next, add Grinch-inspired garland and/or ribbon to give your Grinch Christmas tree a cohesive look. I recommend continuing the color theme of cherry red, lime green, and/or white, and keeping any prints whimsical and festive, like the classic children's book and adaptation.

I adore this specific lime green feather garland from Amazon, which looks exactly like the Grinch himself.

This felted green ball and red heart garland from Etsy is also very reminiscent of the Grinch whose heart grew three sizes over the course of the story.

Or, you may prefer this cheerful, childlike printed ribbon from Amazon to create a tree with a youthful spirit.

Shop these and more options for Grinch inspired garland and ribbon below:

Decorate with Grinch Ornaments

A Grinch Christmas ornament can be expensive to purchase alone, so maybe you can ask for one tree ornament as a gift or just buy a few for really on-point Christmas tree decorations. This Grinch with a present in quintessential, and this Grinch record player plays, "You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." And since I am a book blogger, I, of course, love this Grinch book stack.

You can also find great ornament sets on Etsy like these Santa Grinches, these glittery and furry Grinches, and these Grinch sayings. They are so creative and fun!

Shop these and more options for Grinch ornaments and ornament sets below:

Related post: You can also use book pages from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to make these DIY paper ornaments.

Decorate with Grinch Inspired Christmas Ornaments

Since actual Grinch ornaments can be pricy and too many can make your Grinch Christmas tree appear overdone, you can fill your tree with Grinch-inspired decor. Just keep it in the classic Grinch color scheme of bright red, lime green, and white.

I like these red and green icicles because they are reminiscent of the Grinch's cold beginnings. And these patterned ball ornaments are both festive and fun, like the story itself. You can buy them all quickly and easily on Amazon.

Shop these and more options for Grinch inspired ornaments below:

Add a Grinch Tree Topper

Top your Grinch Christmas tree with an actual Grinch tree topper. You can use a plush Grinch head, plush Grinch head with an arm, or this wood Grinch head with two arms that wrap around the front of your tree to make it look like the Grinch is holding it and just may steal it! (They are all from Amazon.)

Shop these Grinch tree toppers below:

Add a Grinch Tree Skirt

Finish the bottom of your Grinch Christmas tree with a themed tree skirt. Amazon has so many options! I prefer this specific classic appearing red skirt with white fringe, but you may also prefer a lime green Grinch printed tree skirt or a more multi-colored, whimsical Grinch tree skirt.

Shop these and more options for Grinch tree skirt below:

Top Picks for a Grinch Christmas Tree

If you're wondering how I would curate my own Grinch tree from all of the decor listed above, below are my top picks for exactly how I (personally) envision the perfect Grinch tree. (But, let your own creativity take you in any direction you wish!)

I personally like to keep things simple and cohesive. I like:

Shop these exact picks below:


I hope you enjoy your own festive Grinch Christmas tree this holiday season. Merry Christmas to all of you out there in your own little Whoville!

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