The Grinch is a liar. Larry David, who—you’re not going to believe this—thinks the holidays are pretty, pretty, pretty terrible.
Actor and writer at 74, who has written several plays. Curb Your Enthusiasm character hilariously dismisses almost everything and whose previous sitcom Seinfeld famously highlighted the secular tradition of Festivus “for the rest of us,” turned his own “airing of the grievances” into an essay for former Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Graydon CarterDigital Weekly Air Mail, published on Saturday, Dec. 18.
In the piece, titled, “A Very Larry David Christmas,” David wrote that he is “filled with dread at the prospect of close social encounters with what seemed like hundreds of relatives” on Christmas Day.
He said, “I am a creature of routine and cannot tolerate any change to my regular routine.” “That’s why Christmas is my favorite holiday.
David dissed the holiday music, movies and everything to do with the presents—”thinking about them, shopping for them (never without resentment), and the attendant pile of garbage that accumulates from opening them.” He was also annoyed at the “barrage” of holiday greetings like “Merry Christmas”, “Happy holidays” or “I love you” which he stated “must not be returned as unwanted ‘I Love You’s.”