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
Mangled up in tangled up knots
Better watch out… I’m going to take the roast beast.