Nick’s Flixmas: Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


You’re still a mean one, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. What started out as short story eventually became an animated short that has become the second most prolific film any Christmas. Ask your everyday Joe Somebody what Christmas movies they watch and eight out of ten times they’ll tell you the Grinch cartoon. 

It’s a sweet and thankfully short cartoon. Every time I see it myself, my own heart grows three sizes that day. 

[Nick’s Flixmas is a 25 day celebration of films Nick watches every Christmas! Nick will do some analysis, review, and just generally walk down memory lane. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the ride. Merry Flixmas!]

What can I say about this cartoon that hasn’t been said before? I’m actually drawing a blank. Every time I want to talk about how adorable it is and how tired of the Whos I am, I just end up singing the song…so…uh…here’s that song:

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.

You reeeeeeeeeeally aaaaaaaaare a heel.
You’re as cuddly as a cactus, 
You’re as charming as an eel, 

Mr. Griiiiiiiiiiiiiinch!

You’re a bad banana with a…greasy black peeeeeeel!

buh nuh nuh nuh nuuuuuh nuh

You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch.
Your heaaaaaaaaart’s an eeeeeempty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders.
You’ve got garlic in your soul, Mr Griiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinch.
I wouldn’t touch you with a-
Thirty-nine and a half foot poooooooooooooooooole

You’re a vile one, Mr. Grinch.
You have termites in your smiiiiiiiiiiiiiile, 
You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile, 

Mr Griiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinch!

Given the choice between the two of you…I’d take the, uh, seasick crocodiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiile!

buh nuh nuh nuh nuuuuuh nuh

You’re a rotter, Mr Grinch.
You’re the king of sinful sots!
Your heart’s a dead tomato squashed with moldy purple spots!

Mr Griiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinch!

You’re a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich…with Arsenic Sauuuuuuuuce! (what exactly IS Arsenic sauce?)

You nauseate me, Mr Grinch.
With a noxious super nos!
You’re a crooked jerky jockey and, you drive a crooked horse

Mr Griiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinch! 

Your soul is a appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable…mangled up in tangled up knooooooots!

buh nuh nuh nuh nuuuuuh nuh

You’re a foul one, Mr. Grinch.
You’re a nasty waaaaaaaaaasty skunk.
Your heart is full of unwashed socks.
Your soul is full of gunk, 

Mr Griiiiiiiiiiiiiinch!

The three best words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote: 




Tomorrow I won’t be so lazy haha. Because tomorrow’s Nick’s Flixmas is the other Grinch movie. Remember the one with Jim Carrey? Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeah.