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In a fit of holiday cheer, students at the Georgetown Voice put together a parody of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (click image at link for a PDF), but naturally in this case, the Grinch (or grinches) is represented by the neighbors who are fighting the university’s campus plan:

Every Hoya down in Hoya-Ville liked Christmas a lot
But the Neighbors who lived just north of Hoya-Ville did NOT!

The neighbors hate the whole holiday season
And they have a whole, big, long list of reasons:
They hate the Chimes and the Phantoms’s songs
They hate the freshmen, their schmobs and their throngs.

They despise all the students that are living in houses
They even hate the cute little rats and the mouses
They hate the students who leave out their trash
They want home values to rise, they want CASH, CASH, CASH

Read the rest of lengthy poem on the Voice’s site. It has a happy ending; though, one that will probably remain fiction.

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