The most wonderful time of the year is nearing, and I could not be more thrilled. It’s Christmas time (sorry, Thanksgiving you rock and all, but you don’t have Santa). 

For most, Christmas is a time of endless cheer, family, and food. It makes you wonder how anyone could ever be upset during such a joy filled period. But there’s always gotta be that one grouch, and I’m not talking about Ebenezer Scrooge; I’m talking about the hater of all things Christmas, The Grinch.

The Grinch is known for his irritability and his extreme hate for Christmas. But how could someone hate Christmas? There MUST be some concrete reason behind this, shouldn’t there?

My theory is… He’s hangry.

If you don’t know what “hangry” is, it’s anger caused by hunger, and let me tell you, hangriness is no laughing matter. Once the stages start, there’s no turning back. Consider yourself done for, and The Grinch is a prime example.

Here’s what it’s like to get hangry:

Hunger hits

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You’re sitting in class, the teacher’s lecturing about something you don’t care about, and boom. The hunger hits, and you stupidly forgot to pack your emergency granola bar. I’m sorry bud, but I know this from experience, and lemme tell you, you’re screwed.

Irritability kicks in

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Once the hunger hits, that’s all there’s is to focus on. Just leave me alone to sulk.

Sassiness ensues

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People start to realize you’re hungry and getting irritable and they start hounding you with classic questions like, “Where do you want to eat?” Bish, do I look like I’m in a mental state to make a decision? Find food and stuff it down my throat before I eat you.

Hate overwhelms you

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Nothing sounds appetizing, everyone sucks, and you have a glass half empty mentality. God forbid something goes out of plan, because if it does, prepare yourself for WWIII.

Hunger pains take over your body

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Your palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy…

Love endures (for food, of course)

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At last… You take that first bite of whatever you’re eating and it’s like your heart just grew 8 sizes. You realize how much of a hungry ass you’ve been, so you sit there silently devouring your food, knowing people will give you shit for it later.

But now that you’re eating, you’re happy and that’s all that matters. Sorry for the hangriness, but next time, just stay away from my wrath. Consider yourself warned.