When the most wonderful time of the year arrives, the world’s grumpiest character returns to TV to stirrup mischief ahead of Christmas. Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” has become synonymous with the holiday season.

The classic tale follows the green grouchy creature known as the Grinch, who plots to ruin Christmas for the residents of Whoville. The story, which was first published by Dr. Seuss in 1957, has since been adapted into animated cartoons and live action films.

This December, both versions will be airing on television. The cartoon version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” will air twice this December, once on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. EST on TBS, and again on Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

Meanwhile, the live action movie starring Jim Carrey and Taylor Momsen is scheduled to come on TV several times including Christmas day at 8:30 p.m. EST on NBC. For a majority of the month, viewers will be able to watch the holiday film during Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas.

The live action version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” will air on Freeform during the following dates and times (EST):

  • Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9:15 p.m
  • Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6:20 p.m
  • Sunday, Dec. 9 at 9 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 10 at 6:20 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 15 at 9:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6:35 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 21 at 9:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 22 at 5:05 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 23 at 9:15 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 24 at 6:15 p.m.