With the holiday season comes not only Thanksgiving meals, football games, and Black Friday shopping, but also watching classic Movies on television or streaming online. "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!" is certainly considered amongst those classic movies around Christmas, and will arrive for viewers to check out on Friday night after a busy day of shopping for gifts. The holiday favorite will be presented in the primetime slot, via live online and televised options for those who want to watch on Friday evening.

About the classic holiday film

The "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!" movie is an animated classic that was first released in 1966, and then got remastered back in 1996.

That makes tonight's presentation a nice 20-year anniversary of the film. It features the voices of Boris Karloff, June Foray, Dal McKennon, and Thurl Ravenscroft, among others.

The tale was originally created by the legendary Dr. Seuss and tells the story of the infamous "Grinch," who attempts to cause gloom and doom to those who enjoy the Christmas holiday. The movie also spawned another Christmas classic with the song "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" The tune gets plenty of listens during the holiday season at parties, stories, and just in general from fans of the movie.

How to watch online or on TV

The good news is that most cable, satellite, and over-the-air digital antenna viewers can see tonight's presentation of "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!" It will be featured on NBC affiliate channels around the United States, so it should be easy to watch from the comfort of home on television.

The movie will be shown starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on NBC.

In addition, some viewers may opt to watch the movie streaming online. There are a variety of options for that. To watch it during the live air time, the NBC website or compatible apps are the best option. Viewers can go to the NBC website's live stream section at NBC.com/live and log in using a valid cable or satellite provider in order to see a live stream of what's currently showing on TV through the channel.

The movie is also available for customers to purchase through Amazon's video download store, so it can be streamed online whenever one wants to watch it all year round!

Will you be watching this Christmas classic on TV or online Friday night? Do you prefer the cartoon version or the newer, live-action version with Jim Carrey?