The Grinch Game

One of my can’t-miss movies every Christmas season is Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch  Stole Christmas (the cartoon version). I love the music, the characters, the story, the message. And who can’t help but sing along with “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch”?

[Aside – if you want to hear a fun version of You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, check out Go Fish‘s a Capella version <here>]

So anyway, watching The Grinch has become a family event that involves more than viewing the show. It also involves M&M’s. I’ve got your attention now, don’t I. 😀

Anyone who’s watched The Grinch realizes that the word “who” is said a bajillion times, so our family decided to try to figure out exactly how many “who’s” are said. Each family member starts out with 100 M&M’s, then for each “who” that is uttered, we have to eat one M&M. At the end of the show we subtract the number of M&M’s remaining from 100 and voila! we have our answer. Only problem is, we never end up with the same number so the experiment must continue each year. Aw shucks, what a hardship!

Now, we haven’t watched The Grinch yet this year–I’m guessing we’ll view it Sunday–but after we do, I’ll post our results.

I’d love it if you’d post your own results here as well. Maybe we’ll arrive at an answer. Can you think of a better way to conduct a *scientific* experiment?

Comments 3

  1. The results are in!
    Marv ate 90 M&M’s
    I ate 77 M&M’s
    Sarah ate 76 M&M’s
    Bryant ate 79 M&M’s
    and Brandon ate 78 M&M’s

    Wethinks Marvin was doing some extra snacking …

    And since, once again, we haven’t arrived at a consensus, the experiment will continue again next year! Aw shucks. 😉

    Anyone else play the Grinch game? If so, what results did you come up with?

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