Every Who in Whoville loves Christmas, but the grumpy Grinch who lives on a nearby mountain does not. When the townsfolk decide to have the biggest, brightest Christmas celebration ever, he hatches a plan to steal the holiday away from the townsfolk.
Queen Anne of Great Britain is a woman of ill health, and her close friend Lady Sarah handles the day-to-day work of governing, but when Sarah's cousin arrives at court it sparks a bitter rivalry between them over who is the Queen's favourite.
True to his promise, the dark wizard Grindelwald escapes from custody while being transferred to Europe to answer for his crimes, and begins assembling followers who share his ambitions, but he's opposed by a young wizard with a love of magical beasts.
After her style of writing falls out of favour, a biographer finds herself broke and out of work. She beings forging letters by famous people and selling them, but when potential buyers begin to get suspicious she turns to stealing actual letters.
While investigating a secret lab where the Life Foundation is performing sinister experiments on people, a reporter is exposed to an alien symbiote that bonds with him, granting him super-human abilities but also a lust for murder and mayhem.