The Grinch Christmas Song – Fill-in-the-Blanks Worksheet & Lyrics

"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" – Song Worksheet & Lyrics

ESL Level: Intermediate

Worksheet Focus: Listening

Worksheet Description: This is a simple fill-in-the-blanks worksheet for the Grinch Christmas song from the soundtrack of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Generally, the blanks replace simple words, such as "mean", "tomato", "crocodile", etc. I have used this worksheet with my advanced group of Japanese Jr. High ESL students.

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Grinch Christmas Song fill-in-the-blanks Worksheet (ESL)

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Song Lyrics

Here are the Grinch Christmas song lyrics in case you need the answers for the worksheet:


You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel.
Mr. Grinch.

You're a bad banana
With a greasy black peel.

You're a monster, Mr. Grinch.
Your heart's an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders,
You've got garlic in your soul.
Mr. Grinch.

I wouldn't touch you, with a
thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.

You're a vile one, Mr. Grinch.
You have termites in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile.
Mr. Grinch.

Given the choice between the two of you
I'd take the seasick crocodile.

You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch.
You're a nasty, wasty skunk.
Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk.
Mr. Grinch.

The three words that best describe you, are as follows, and I quote:

You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch.
You're the king of sinful sots.
Your heart's a dead tomato splotched
With moldy purple spots,
Mr. Grinch.

Your soul is an appalling dump heap overflowing
with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable
rubbish imaginable,
Mangled up in tangled up knots.

You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch.
With a nauseous super-naus.
You're a crooked jerky jockey
And you drive a crooked hoss.
Mr. Grinch.

You're a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich
With arsenic sauce!

Enjoy the Grinch Christmas song!

– Matthew Barton / Englishcurrent.com

Note: song lyrics were written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, the music was composed by Albert Hague, and the song was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft.

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One comment on “The Grinch Christmas Song – Fill-in-the-Blanks Worksheet & Lyrics

  1. alyssa (Posted on 11-25-2013 at 11:30) Reply

    i tink its prtty cool

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