We’re taking a break from career-oriented content today in the Fire Pit in hopes that you enjoy learning about the strange histories of these classic Christmas songs. Merry Christmas!
Boris Karloff famously narrated the Dr. Seuss classic, How The Grinch Stole Christmas. But the horror film veteran had a little secret—he couldn’t sing. Instead, the production team called on voice actor Thurl Ravenscroft to handle the musical numbers. Ravenscroft’s singing was unknown for years, because he did not receive a credit on the telecast, leading many to believe it was Karloff who knocked the song out of the park.
Photo by Ed Ouimette.