Calvin's Dad: Watching a Christmas special?
Calvin's Dad: Another show extolling love and peace interrupted every seven minutes by commercials extolling greed and waste. I hate to think what you're learning from this.
Calvin: I'm learning I need my own TV so I can watch someplace else.
"Any idiot who goes around with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled in his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!"
— Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol
People loaded with good will,
Giving presents, what a thrill
That slushy nonsense makes me ill!
I hate Christmas!
— Oscar the Grouch, Sesame Street
"Oh, that garish, hollow charade; Forced jollity on every lip, instancy of goodwill in every heart. Tidings of comfort and joy, indeed."
— Ultra-Humanite, "Comfort and Joy", Justice League
On the contrary, I found the Grinch to be a relatable, engaging character. I was really with him, right up to the point where he succumbed to social convention and returned the presents and saved Christmas. What a buzz kill that was.