Virtual Musical Advent Calendar, December 6: You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch


Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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11 Responses

  1. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    The Christmas special I remember most fondly is Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol.Report

  2. In the time-honored internet tradition of not addressing the main points of your OP and instead focusing on one small thing you said, I’ll say that for me, the “Little Drummer Boy” is probably the one of the most moving stories I’ve seen. I only saw that cartoon once–when I was very young–but it’s always stuck with me, especially that scene (SPOILER ALERT) where the boy’s pet lamb comes back to life (if I’m remembering the same story you are).Report

  3. Avatar Maribou says:

    I hadn’t realized there were so many covers of Grinch, nor so few of Welcome. In the spate of googling, I found probably the most heart-wrenching cover of the latter – an upbeat swing version by the Army Field Band, with returning service members in the video, which made me a lot more cognizant of ALL the meanings of “Just so long as we have we”.

    Their upbeatness did not alleviate the heart-wrenching.


  4. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    I heard this one on the way home from a visit with a friend yesterday. 🙂Report

  5. Avatar Neil Obstat says:

    In Seattle an FM station ran a listeners choice poll (aka “Bad Choice Friday”) this afternoon.
    “You’re a Mean One…” vs. “Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas”. The Grinch won.Report

  6. Avatar North says:

    I gotta object, I thought Arthur Christmas in 212 was absolutely hysterical.Report