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Every Whom
down in Whomville
liked Christmas a lot…

But the Grunch,
Who lived just south of Whomville,
Did NOT!

“Christmas will come soon!”
snarled the Grunch with a scowl.
“I MUST stop Christmas from coming!
…but HOW?”

Then he got an idea!
A clever idea!
The Grunch
got a cleverly awful idea!

“I know just what to do!” The Grunch laughed in his throat.
“Those whoms are so lazy!” he started to gloat.
“I’ll give them a shortcut they just won’t resist-
why spell out ‘Christ’ when just ‘X’ does the trick!”

And before you could know he had even began
Xmas replaced Christmas all over the land.
“The phrase is now void of all meaning, you see!”
the Grunch blurted out to himself , filled with glee.
“And I am not done yet, nor even half-done!
The Whoms will kill Christmas! Now on with the fun!

“We can’t offend others who do not believe.
Let’s make it about what we want to receive.
A silly old fart in a fuzzy red suit
will grant us all Happy Holidays, deliver our loot.”

So lost were the symbols of any True Meaning
Lost to greedy commercialist crassness demeaning.
Cash registers’ ringing supplants Charity bell.
We Whoms have killed Christmas. We’re destined for Hell.



"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."

- Ralph 'Where's Waldo' Emerson

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like. And I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
- Bilbo Baggins

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The following comments are for "How the Grunch Killed Christmas"
by drsoos

Whom let that Grunch out?

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: December 17, 2006 )

Though a sucker for a happy ending,
I'm still waiting, redemption pending...

sorry. I think rhyme is contagious. enjoyed this good doctor. Peace.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: December 17, 2006 )

A little ill-tempered, but there's some fun in here. I miss your old bizarre cynical self, though!

(The "X" is a Greek "chi". It's an old monastic abbreviation that predates the Victorian revival of Christmas!)

( Posted by: viper9 [Member] On: December 17, 2006 )

I love a happy ending.

Lucie: thanks for finding one. 2nd coming would be fitting end (end) indeed for my tail.

Bob7: Whoot whoot!

Auld: See above. I see this more as a cautionary tale than prophecy. I'm not convinced r/e the Christmas Tale but I do know that Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Men (and Womenen) is a worthy goal for any individual or religion.

V9: Ill tempered???!!! ME???!!! Old bazaar cyclical self was trying to work up a satirody of Rudolph's TV special (Land of Hazardous Recalled Toys- like the choo-choo train with razor-blade wheels)- maybe next X-Mas. (X=chi? Don't confound my fiction with your "facts".)

Allow me to be inclusive with:


and furthermore:


( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: December 23, 2006 )

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