I agree with the OP and Snowbo.
The animation / graphics (not even sure of the correct term here) is stunning, imo. The sparkle of the snow, every fiber of the sweaters, the way the grinch’s alfalfa sprout waves in the wind (on top of his head, you pervs) is a wonder. Max the dog is as cute as can be (EVERY kid is going to want a stuffed version). Heck, Mr. G himself is almost too cute to hate. I also liked the reworked version of the song, though nothing beats the original. Also, I really want to vacation in Whoville, and stay in one of those Seussian houses and travel around by innertube!
What I could do without is Cindylou Who and her family drama. I suppose they felt they had to fill the film with some kind of story to make it 90 minutes (?) but must we bring the plight of the single, harried parent into it? If we have to get to know the people of Whoville, just show them at play, or working in their stores, or better yet, give us more Mr. Bricklebaum (Kenan Thompson). Also don’t need to know why Grinch is the way he is; he just* is*. At least we didn’t have to cringe through the stupid backstory scenes like in the Jim Carey movie. So, yes, another exploitation of a classic, that could have been better but could also have been so much worse (again, see the Jim Carey version).