Do the Tinsels
Like Christmas Day?
From my lair
On Mount Critic…
It’s tricky to say.
They Tinsel up holiday movies each year
But I don’t see much joy or holiday cheer.
For years now, they’ve built up a gloomulous glut
Of glum Christmas flicks. They’ve been stuck in a rut —
From R-rated dregs to Tim Allen-ish dreck
And the Jim Carrey Grinch, which is awful as heck.
The Tinsels don’t Seuss well. Their efforts fall flat
From the unspooky Lorax to Mike in the Hat.
Only Horton was done right, kind and angelic
And Blue Sky’s Who-ville was drolly Geisel-ic.
But Ron Howard’s Who-ville was ugly and vile:
A hell in the ’burbs in true Tinsel-town style.
Shallow, promiscuous, cruel through and through.
If I’d been born there, I would be a Grinch too …
By the time that you read this short essay of ours / The Grinch will have made ten squintillion more dollars! / The people have spoken! The Grinch is a hit! / So who cares if some critic writes critical crit?
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