Here’s an excerpt from “The Grinch Who Stole Halloween”:
Everyone in Boo-ville liked Halloween a lot…
But the Grinch in the cave, certainly did NOT!
The Grinch hated Halloween! The whole Halloween season!
Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be his childhood just didn’t go right.
It could be his neighbor’s candy generosity was too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all,
May have been that his Halloween spirit was two sizes two small.
Staring down his window with a sour, Grinchy frown,
At the warm lighted pumpkins below in their town.
For he knew every Boo down in Boo-ville below,
Were finishing costumes, getting ready to go.
He slunk to their iceboxes and drank while they read,
And made himself a sandwich with their Halloween bread!
He cleaned out the iceboxes as sure as you’re born,
The Grinch even stole their last piece of candy corn!
Then he walked to the pumpkins with obvious glee,
“And NOW!” he grinned, “Halloween belongs to me!”
He grabbed up the gourds with no loss of love,
When he heard a small sound like the coo of a dove.
He turned around fast, and he saw a small Boo,
Little Cindy-Lou Boo, who was not more than two.
He later stared down at Boo-ville; the tall and the small,
Were all trick-or-treating and having a ball!
He hadn’t stopped Halloween from coming. It came!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!
They saw past his deeds and ignored all his fright,
He’s still hearing fun-loving screams in the night!
Maybe Haloween, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Haloween… perhaps means a bit more!
And what happened then? Well, in Boo-ville they write,
The Grinch’s Halloween spirit grew three sizes that night!
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween,
from The Sister Team!