You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

A Christmas song that I think is extremely fun is “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”

Lyrics by Dr. Seuss:

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch
You really are a heel,
You’re as cuddly as a cactus,
You’re as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch,
You’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel!

You’re a monster, Mister Grinch,
Your heart’s an empty hole,
Your brain is full of spiders,
You have garlic in your soul, Mr. Grinch,
I wouldn’t touch you with a thirty-nine & a half foot pole!

You’re a foul one, Mister Grinch,
You have termites in your smile,
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Grinch,
Given a choice between the two of you I’d take the seasick crocodile!

You’re a rotter, Mister Grinch,
You’re the king of sinful sots,
Your heart’s a dead tomato
Splotched with moldy purple spots, Mr. Grinch,
You’re a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce!

You nauseate me, Mister Grinch,
With a nauseous super ‘naus’!
You’re a crooked dirty jockey
And you drive a crooked hoss, Mr. Grinch,
Your soul is an appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable mangled up in tangled up knots!

You’re a foul one, Mister Grinch,
You’re a nasty wasty skunk,
Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk, Mr. Grinch,
The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote ‘Stink, stank, stunk’!

The original song is from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the adorable Christmas special that first aired in 1966.

Although the original song is still my favorite version, I do enjoy Jim Carrey’s version when he starred in the 2000 film How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Which version of the song do you like the best? Vote here:

This past November, The Grinch starring Benedict Cumberbatch was released in theaters. I have not seen the latest take on the classic film yet, but since it’s by the creators of Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets, I’m pretty sure I’m going to enjoy it. 🙂 If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, here it is:

If you know any Grinches, may their hearts grow 3 sizes. 😉 ❤

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