Just in case you don’t know who the Grinch is, he’s a beloved Dr Seuss character who is very, very opposed to the concept of Christmas – especially the commercialisation of the birth of Christ.
He famously said, “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store.”
He may just have a point, but he’s just very miserable in making it. Which makes him unbearable to be around for the other residents of Christmas-mad Whoville. Oh, and also, he attempts to ‘steal’, Christmas.
This is why in pop culture, anyone who’s not into Christmas is called a Grinch. And deservedly so.
Now, toymaker Build-A-Bear – the place where you start with a base plush toy and then build from there – has released its own Grinch character.
The base Grinch is very cute and cuddly, and you can ‘build’ accessories around it – like a Santa suit, a centre you can squeeze which utters the Grinch’s favourite sayings, and Grinch slippers.
Of course, kids who are fans of How the Grinch Stole Christmas books and films will want this cuddly version.
But we also think this is the perfect Christmas gift for the Grinch in your life, you know the one who believes Christmas is just a day, and not a season, or who claims they don’t want any gifts at all.
This is definitely not one for the Buddy the Elf in your life!
But for those who are the exact opposite of Buddy, wrap this one up and say, Merry Grinchmas!
If you don’t have a Grinch in your life (consider yourself lucky), or if you don’t have a Grinch-lover in your life, Build-A-Bear also offers a Nutcracker bear character, which is a lot sweeter.
And the Grinch would hate it.