The Christmas season might be here but Netflix viewers in the UK are upset as it appears the streaming giant has removed classic movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Starring Jim Carrey, the movie focuses on a revenge-seeking Grinch, who plans on ruining Christmas for all of the citizens of Whoville.
Fans were excited to get into the Christmas mood by watching the classic movie but Netflix viewers in the UK, Australia and New Zealand have pointed out that it’s vanished from the streaming service’s program listings.
According to some users, the movie was on the platform yesterday (November 30) but has been removed today (December 1).
“@NetflixUK how come you guys have taken The Grinch off Netflix on the 1st December?” one user asked. “It was on there yesterday. I dont think the Grinch stole Christmas, you guys have.”
@NetflixUK how come you guys have taken The Grinch off Netflix on the 1st December?? It was on there yesterday. I dont think the Grinch stole Christmas, you guys have ??♂️
— Cameron Smith (@smith_cameron19) December 1, 2019
“The nephew was watching The Grinch on Netflix last night. Today, not there! Sky store now has it. Not impressed,” another pointed out.
— DebTayls (@deb_tayls) December 1, 2019
The complaints continued. “Imagine channeling your inner Scrooge and ruining Christmas by taking #thegrinch off your platform…. Thanks @NetflixUK kids crying,” one user wrote.
Another said: “@NetflixANZ excuse me how are you gonna just take the grinch of off Netflix right now??!!!! very sad :(”
— Laura (@lauraaakane) December 1, 2019
— chloe woods ? (@CHLOEW00DS) December 1, 2019
A third said: “Hey @netflix! It’s the 1st of December, and I notice you have just removed The Grinch from Netflix in Australia. This is serious – I mean the one, the @JimCarrey one. WTF!? Someone’s heart’s two sizes too small!”
It’s the 1st of December, and I notice you have just removed The Grinch from Netflix in Australia.
This is serious- I mean the good one, the @JimCarrey one. WTF!?
Someone’s heart’s two sizes too small!
— Dustin Perry (@IamDustinPerry) December 1, 2019
See more comments below:
WHY HAS THE GRINCH BEEN ON NETFLIX THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER AND AS SOON AS IT IS THE 1st DECEMBER ITS NO WHERE TO BE SEEN!!!!! @NetflixUK
— JamesSnowdon⚽️ (@JamesSnowdon1) December 1, 2019
Netflix adding The Grinch mid summer and then removing it on the 1st of December pic.twitter.com/LmigdAbQwY
— Jack Lineker (@JackLineker_) December 1, 2019
The grinch has been on Netflix since July?? And now it’s December 1st they’ve took it off??? Is this an actual joke??? CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED pic.twitter.com/XAru9S6puc
— SARA LOU TURNBULL (@T22SRA) December 1, 2019
WHY HAVE @NetflixUK TAKEN THE GRINCH OF NETFLIX ITS THE FIRST OF DECEMBER YOU ANIMALS GIVE ME IT BACK
— Alexandra (@Alexandra_North) December 1, 2019
netflix took the grinch off today. i watched it last night. it’s my favourite film of all time right. but today is the first of december and they took the grinch off.
— ❄️ caity lou who ❄️ (@caitrz_) December 1, 2019
imagine being netflix right now after taking off the grinch when it gets to december ? pic.twitter.com/Y2B37eExFv
— Tash (@_tashhockey) December 1, 2019
NME have reached out to Netflix for comment.
The change will come to certain Smart TVs, with a number of apps including Netflix to no longer be supported. The change will be implemented from December 1.
Owners of such TVs will be able to still watch Netflix on their television, but only via a third party device, such as a media player or games console.