Merry Mondays #2 – Means a Little Bit More

Posted December 8, 2014 by Lillian in Merry Mondays / 1 Comment

Merry Mondays is a weekly meme hosted here @ Mom With a Reading Problem during the month of December to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season. Each week a different topic centered around the holidays will be discussed.

Merry Monday everyone 😀 Today marks the second of five Christmas themed posts. I am loving every minute of writing these. I just love this time of year. There is something magical in the air, and I tend to be in a good mood 99.9% of the time 😉

Last week we discussed favorite holiday songs and I have to say it was hard to narrow to just one. This week’s topic is “Favorite Holiday Reading” and for me it was just as hard. I decided to choose a book I read with my son and we just happen to read it year round.

Favorite Holiday Reading

Merry Mondays #2 – Means a Little Bit MoreHow the Grinch Stole Christmas Published by HarperCollins on 1957-10-12
Length: 64 pages
Reviewing Hardcover

"The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! / Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason." Dr. Seuss's small-hearted Grinch ranks right up there with Scrooge when it comes to the crankiest, scowling holiday grumps of all time. For 53 years, the Grinch has lived in a cave on the side of a mountain, looming above the Whos in Whoville. The noisy holiday preparations and infernal singing of the happy little citizens below annoy him to no end. The Grinch decides this frivolous merriment must stop. His "wonderful, awful" idea is to don a Santa outfit, strap heavy antlers on his poor, quivering dog Max, construct a makeshift sleigh, head down to Whoville, and strip the chafingly cheerful Whos of their Yuletide glee once and for all.

Looking quite out of place and very disturbing in his makeshift Santa get-up, the Grinch slithers down chimneys with empty bags and stealing the Whos' presents, their food, even the logs from their humble Who-fires. He takes the ramshackle sleigh to Mt. Crumpit to dump it and waits to hear the sobs of the Whos when they wake up and discover the trappings of Christmas have disappeared. Imagine the Whos' dismay when they discover the evil-doings of Grinch in his anti-Santa guise. But what is that sound? It's not sobbing, but singing! Children simultaneously adore and fear this triumphant, twisted Seussian testimonial to the undaunted cheerfulness of the Whos, the transcendent nature of joy, and of course, the growth potential of a heart that's two sizes too small. This holiday classic is perfect for reading aloud to your favorite little Whos.

There’s something about reading the Grinch each year that puts me in a Christmas spirit. Here’s this mean man that decides to ruin Christmas for an entire town, yet instead he learns that there is more to Christmas than the mad hustle and bustle of presents. c

Also we can’t resist watching the old cartoon when we read this book. I love seeing the Grinch come alive on the screen and of course my son does too 😉

Your Turn! What’s your favorite holiday reading?

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