Wednesday, December 14, 2011

you're a rotter, mr. grinch, you're the king of sinful sots, your heart's a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots

last year i came on here and complained about the idea of santa claus. i said that giving credit to a magical man for all the gifts a parents struggles to get for his/her children was wrong. this year, because i seemingly can't stick to an opinion, i'm here to complain about the opposite.

last year, best buy's commercials all said that santa got his presents from best buy because what they had was cooler than what a magical factory at the end of the world could make. this year, the commercials show moms getting such great presents from best buy that santa is no longer needed. they are doing exactly what i wished they would do last year: taking credit for the gifts.

but for some reason, watching santa become obsolete is more sad than funny. showing that moms who shop at best buy don't need santa is depressing. it's like they're saying that there is no longer any need for magic or wonderment this time of year, which is basically what santa is. a man who rides a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer to deliver presents to children all over the world for nothing but the occasional plate of cookies? yeah, let's get rid of him and then have moms stay up to mock him and rub it in his face that he is no longer needed. what kind of values is that teaching the children? where is your christmas spirit, best buy?

i see now that over the past few years, best buy has been slowly working towards this point of getting rid of santa claus. making him seem less and less competent until they could finally just throw him overboard without causing public outrage. and you know what that means, don't you? the grinch's heart has shrunk back down to three sizes too small, and he owns best buy.

*The Grinch's Theme Song


  1. It's like that here... Littlewoods is the worst with the whole "Who put an Xbox under the tree" song...

    Or the advert which is just awful

  2. anonymous hippopotamusDecember 14, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    sad :( buuuut that is hamza's favorite christmas song..or one of them anyways. his other favorites are last christmas i gave you my heart, jingle bell rock, rocking around the christmas tree, frosty... ok so maybe he has a lot of favorites :D but he loves this one..

  3. Hannah: wow, i think those might be worse than the ones we have here. yours just seem more vicious. at least in the best buy ones, she lets santa give the dog gifts. i don't understand this sudden anti-santa agenda that's being pushed on us.

    anonymous hippo: haha the other day he was singing i gave you my heart and hisham was smiling and he was like, "no baba, you're supposed to be sad." also, that kid has more favorite songs than any other two year old i know.

  4. anonymous hippopotamusDecember 17, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    hahaha i know right? it has to be because i'm ALWAYS singing. When I first had him and I would sing to him Hisham actually asked me "how many songs do you know?!" apparently i know a ridiculous amount of songs... :S

  5. haha zeyad said that too. he was like, "wow you know every single song that comes on the radio AND more." i never realized that we were so music obsessed until i left the house and realized that not everyone listens to music. i really didnt think we were that bad.

  6. anonymous hippopotamusDecember 19, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    lool we could have been the muslim brady bunch!