The Grinch! (Christmas Spirit)

Tutti Craftiani adoravano il Natale mentre il Grinch non lo poteva sopportare. Il Grinch odiava il Natale e tutte le feste natalizie. Non chiedete perché, non abbiamo altre notizie. Era forse perché le sue scarpe gli eran strette ai piedi? O la testa non era per caso ben avvitata? Forse un motivo c’è per una mente tanto malata. Vediamo un po’. Il suo cuore a quanto pare era di due taglie più piccolo! Ma qualunque sia la ragione, il cuore, le scarpe o il crapone, lui la vigilia di Natale, tutte le vigilie di Natale, se ne stava lì, ricolmo di odio. Dall’alto della sua caverna, guardando le finestre illuminate, si rodeva il cuore perché tutte le case nella notte di Natale venivano addobbate.

“Come posso impedire che arrivi ancora il Natale? Come posso fare? Domani, lo so, tutti saran svegli assai presto per aprire i regali senza pietà! E poi il fracasso! Il fracasso! Il fracasso! Perché una cosa detesto: il fracasso! Il fracasso! Il fracasso! Il fracasso! Il fracasso!  Incomincio a star male! Con la mano nella mano tutti in coro canteranno le canzoni di Natale! ”

“Pupazzi di neve, addobbi, elfi, giochi! Non li posso sopportare! Basta, è ora di intervenire! Sono anni che li vedo gioire! Per non parlare del resto! È giunto il momento di farli zittire!”

Ma tra uno scivolo con slittino…

Ed il caldo tepore di un camino…

Che accadde poi su quell’altura? A Craft si narra che il cuore del Grinch quel giorno crebbe a dismisura. Il Grinch a un tratto del Natale comprese il vero significato. “Vuoi vedere” pensò “che il Natale è qualcosa di più?”

Il perfido Grinch sembrava confuso, anche il cervello gli si era fuso. Ma come ad un tratto riprese a pensare. Qualcosa nella mente gli cominciò a balenare. “Ecco cosa rende il Natale speciale!” disse ” Le persone riunite! che sia per cantare, addobbare, giocare, spacchettare… o ballare!”

Infant found in stable

Breaking News:
Police and youth welfare office investigate – carpenters from Nazareth and minor mother provisionally arrested.

BETHLEHEM, JUDAEA, dpa – In the early morning hours authorities were alerted by a concerned citizen who had discovered a young family living in a stable. On arrival, social service officials assisted by police officers found a baby who had been wrapped in strips of cloth by his 14-year-old mother, a certain Maria H. of Nazareth.

Maria H. and her infant were found in these highly questionable hygienic circumstances. On the right: Josef H. (Photos: T. Tyran)

While the officials tried to take mother and child into custody, a man later identified as Joseph H., also from Nazareth, tried to stop them. Joseph H.,  assisted by some shepherds and three unidentified foreigners, was prevented from doing so by the police.

The three foreigners who called themselves “wise men” of an eastern country were arrested. Both, the Department of the Interior and Customs Authorities are looking for clues about the origins of these three men, who appear to be illegally in the country. A spokesman of the police said they carried no identification, but were in possession of gold, as well as some potentially dangerous substances. They resisted arrest and claimed that God had told them to go home immediately and avoid any contact with official authorities. The found chemicals were sent to the Crime Lab for further investigation.

The three strangers claiming to be “wise men” 

The whereabouts of the baby will not be disclosed until further notice. A quick clarification of the whole case seems very doubtful. In response to questions, a Social Services employee said, “The father is middle-aged and the mother is definitely under the age, and we’re checking with the authorities in Nazareth to find out, what type of relationship they might have.”

Maria H. was taken to the district hospital in Bethlehem for medical and psychiatric examinations.  Because she claims, she is still a virgin, and the infant is from God, her mental state is being scrutinized.  An official statement from the head of the psychiatry says: “it is not up to us to tell people what to believe, but if that belief leads to a newborn being endangered, as in this case, then these people must be considered dangerous. The fact that drugs that were probably distributed by the foreigners is not helping to raise confidence, but we are sure that all involved will be able to return to normal life within a few years, if they get the necessary treatment. ”

Maria H. in the local hospital (Photo: our contact person in the psychiatry – name is known to the editors)

Finally, this information reached us: The shepherds declared unisono that a tall man in a white nightgown with wings (!) on his back ordered them to visit the stable and bring out cheers for the newborn on the day of his birth. A spokesman of the drug investigation said, “That’s pretty much the dumbest excuse of stoned junkies I’ve ever heard.”