December 8, 2005 

Grinch: Grinchus

Santa: Sanctus Nicholaus

Whos: laetuli ("the little happy ones")

Max (the dog): Maxentius

Translations taken from "Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit," translated by Jennifer and Terence Tunberg (64 pages, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers)

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