We already know all about his (would-be) plans for Christmas, but how well do we really know The Grinch? According to a new Twitter thread, perhaps we may have been too hard on the guy. From the initial post to the hilarious reaction it called for, here's why the famed character is going viral online.
It all started when writer Hanif Abdurraqib took to our feeds with his own take on things. As he put it, it's no surprise our green friend was, well, blue. "D*mn, they couldn't have even done my guy the service of breaking this up with a little chorus?" the amused user wrote, shading the infamous grinch song - or what he calls, one of the most brutal diss tracks in movie history.
every time I hear that grinch song I think damn they couldn't have even done my guy the service of breaking this up with a little chorus, just on his ass for six straight verses with no hook— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) December 15, 2021
But he actually wasn't alone on that one. "I'm so glad you posted this. It was the first thing that came to mind," one user soon chimed in. Sure enough, it wasn't long before the hilarious post went viral, raking in almost 10,000 Retweets and hundreds of thousands of Likes. "It will never not be funny to me that, 'Your soul is an appalling dump heap,' is a lyric in a Christmas classic," another user added. Which, well, can't argue with that one.
But if there's one thing to take away from the amusing exchange? "Anyway what I'm mostly saying is that I'd love a new grinch movie that reframes the narrative and does it without a redemption arc," Abdurraqib finished off his viral rant. "I just wanna see a (probably short) film where dude steals a lot of stuff, sells it, redistributes the wealth & lives his cynical little life."
Well, what's your take? Was Mr. Grinch worthy of his "villain" title? Or perhaps are we dealing with the most unexpected underdog in Christmas history? Perhaps we'll never know. What we do know, though, is that we'll be having The Grinch on repeat this Christmas - as well as these other Christmas Hallmak classics.