This Sinister 'Grinch' Theory Is Enough To Ruin Your Christmas
It's December, which means it's officially time to start thinking about Christmas.
And that, of course, implies holiday movies, which are, on the whole, a let-down these days, especially when compared to the classics (Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street, etc.)
Despite featuring some odd hairstyles and Taylor Momsen before she turned all gothic on us, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the Jim Carrey classic, not the new cartoon) is another legendary Christmas film that has endured the test of time.
The story of how the green creature tries to spoil the Christmas for the residents of Whoville is well-known, but one hypothesis argues that the film may contain a darker undercurrent.
According to the dark notion, Mr. Grinch wasn't just trying to steal Christmas; he was also attempting extermination.
That took an unexpected turn...
You may recall the scene in the movie where the citizens of Whoville sign carols hand in hand, but this hypothesis claims it's because they're afraid of being slaughtered.
The Grinch is part of a Dr. Seuss trilogy, which also includes Horton Hatches The Egg and Horton Hears A Who!, both of which include an elephant named Horton.
Horton's nasty companions aim to destroy Whoville, which exists on a speck of dust, in Horton Hears A Who! because they don't think it exists in the first place.
We've all heard the story of how the green thing tries to ruin Horton's holidays by requesting that the citizens of Whoville make as much noise as possible in order for his pals to finally recognize the town's existence and avoid killing them.
This brings us to the Grinch, who is famous for his dislike of the Whos and their carol singing. While their loud attempts are intended to keep them from being killed, the Grinch seems unconcerned, snatching all of their instruments to silence them.
They're literally belting out Christmas carols in order to avoid their own demise, which the Grinch only serves to exacerbate by attempting to stop them.
Are the Grinch and Horton's friends plotting to annihilate the residents of Whoville? We'll never know, I guess.
As I previously stated, it's a rather dark hypothesis, and you definitely shouldn't tell the kids about it this Crimbo.
It's best if they take it at face value and leave the genocide to us adults.