song of the day. #15

song of the day.

In keeping with my level of Christmas spirit (pretty much none), I’ve decided to post another holiday treat. This may be my favorite song I’ve heard all week. As the world continues to fall apart around me, I find myself more Grinchy than ever.

From the television special, not the song…

Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot
But the Grinch who lived just North of Whoville did not!
____ The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
____ Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.

Seriously… this was written about me. [We shall just ignore the fact that Dr. Seuss wrote the book WAY before I existed.] I suppose I am not mean. Except to myself. Except maybe inside my own head…

But, whatever the reason, his heart or his shoes,
He stood there on Christmas Eve hating the Whos,
____ Staring down from his cave with a sour, Grinchy frown
____ At the warm lighted windows below in their town,
For he knew every Who down in Whoville beneath
Was busy now hanging a hollywho wreath.
____ “And they’re hanging their stockings,” he snarled with a sneer.
____ “Tomorrow is Christmas! It’s practically here!”
Then he growled, with his Grinch fingers nervously drumming,
“I must find some way to keep Christmas from coming!”

It’s not that I don’t want my kids (or anyone else) to enjoy Christmas. It’s that I can’t make it happen. I feel like an outsider… I’m not a part of it. Yeah, yeah, the whole message is there.

It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes, or bags!

But there’s a reason The Grinch is green. And it has nothing to do with jealousy or gardening. (Okay, maybe a little to do with jealousy.)

I do wonder if I will ever enjoy Christmas again. It’s not like I’m going to be holding hands in a circle singing anytime soon… but hell, I never thought I’d find Christmas quite so loathsome either.

Your soul is an apalling dump heap overflowing
With the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable
Rubbish imaginable
Mangled up in tangled up knots

Better watch out… I’m going to take the roast beast.

song of the day

song of the day
Obviously I am not the owner of any rights to this song, this video, or these lyrics… just everything else… which isn’t much… © 2016 what sandra thinks

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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31 Responses to song of the day. #15

  1. Meg Sorick says:

    I adore the Grinch – the pre-heart growing Grinch. And the dog… the Grinch’s dog is awesome. So fun fact – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original) came out the year I was born! Waaaah!

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  2. Probably just do what you have to this year to make things okay for the kids and let the rest go. You can’t force yourself to feel it if you don’t ❤

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  3. The V Pub says:

    This and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation make Christmas enjoyable. I need to find me some Who Hash. 😀

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  4. Love the original Grinch (not the Jim Carrey one). I’ve been a grinch ever since my mom passed away–she was the one who loved Christmas. And I always feel sorry for Max the dog.

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  5. I kinda in the Bah Humbug mindset this year too. Not sure why, but I’m not feelin’ it this year. Maybe it’s because know the truth about Santa and the magic is gone, or what. But, I’m just ready for Spring. 😏

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  6. I don’t know why, but I thought that the picture said “soup of the day.” For a second, I went, “huh? Sandra must be doing something different today.” But nope. It says song. Go back and look at it – the letters really do look like they say soup.

    Or maybe I’m just crazy haha.

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  7. gigglingfattie says:

    hehe!! this is on my calendar for today’s post as well!

    Liked by 1 person

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  9. magarisa says:

    I feel the same way about Christmas.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. The Grinch has the best lyrics ever. I find myself citing the insults when I have a particularly cantankerous employee interaction….

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