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With the holidays right around the corner, many of us are getting into the Christmas spirit by binge-watching films such as A Christmas Carol, Love Actually and even How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

However, this fan’s theory about where Grinch‘s dog Max came from may change your view on the classic holiday film forever.

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For those of you that aren’t familiar with the story, the Grinch is a mean-spirited Christmas hater who lives at the top of Mount Crumpit with his dog Max. Every year, however, his home gets flooded with trash from Whoville’s Christmas celebrations. This further adds to his hatred for the holiday.

TikTok user @dogmom_af was recently told about one particular plot hole in How The Grinch Stole Christmas that will change your view on the story forever. The story goes that the Grinch first moves to Mount Crumpit as a kid. After decades of receiving the town’s abandoned gifts and trash, he returns to Whoville for the Cheermeister celebration.

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@dogmom_af points out that if the Grinch hasn’t been down to Whoville in decades, where did his dog Max come from? Although the question is left open-ended, it hints at one possibility. Max could have been a Christmas gift that was then abandoned and sent to Mount Crumpit through the “Dumpit To Crumpit” trash chute.

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The TikTok has already been watched over 3 million times. As well, it has sparked a lot of reactions from fans of the classic story.

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After the video went viral, however, @dogmom_af posted a follow-up video further explaining the theory. Many fans have pointed out that Max appears in the opening mailroom scene of the Jim Carrey film. As well, a past book notes that Max was found by the Grinch after being lost on the mountain.

In the end, @dogmom_af points out that the details of how Max found his way to Mount Crumpit don’t matter. The real moral of the story is that both Max and the Grinch were misfits and found each other.

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For those of you that want to rewatch the movie and decide for yourself, you’re in luck. How The Grinch Stole Christmas is currently available to stream on Netflix.

What are your reactions to the Grinch theory? How do you think Max ended up on Mount Crumpit? Let us know in the comments below.