WATCH: The Grinch is back to steal your Christmas cheer

Cape Town – Benedict Cumberbatch is here to steal your Christmas cheer. 

The Doctor Strange actor voices The Grinch in a reimaging of the popular Dr. Seuss classic. 

Illumination released the first trailer for the film and it’s deliciously mean. 

The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit.

Watch the trailer here:

The film hits cinemas Friday, 7 December.