Rob Gronkowski is getting into the Christmas spirit.
Dressed up as Santa Claus, the former Patriots tight end read his own version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” the classic Dr. Seuss book-turned-movie, in a video he posted to Instagram on Sunday.
Instead of a grumpy green creature stealing Christmas presents from all of Whoville, “Santa Gronk” told the story of how head coach Bill Belichick, who he compared to the Grinch earlier this season, stole the Patriots’ partying ways and won six Super Bowl championships.
Here’s his story:
“Every bro up in Foxborough likes partying a lot, but the Grinch who coached in Foxborough did not,” Gronkowski said. “The Grinch hated partying during the football season, you don’t need to ask why, you know the reason. It had to be because we partied through the night, and then the next day, we get nothing right. The Grinch would get so mad, it almost caused a riot, he made us stop partying and start Tom [Brady’s] TB12 diet.”
Flashing to a scene of Belichick vacuuming their wine glasses away like the Grinch did with gifts, Gronkowski continued.
“My teammates and I were so iffy to say the least, even hungover, we still win the AFC East. The Grinch reminded us that nobody remembers division winners, no drinking through the playoffs, not even wine with our dinners. Then something magical happened in the postseason each year, the Grinch was right all along — the final scores made that clear. We beat the entire AFC, we be Super Bowl bound. The Grinch would say, ‘If you win this one, I’ll buy the first round!'”
“We went out and won, but that wasn’t a surprise. The Grinch was so happy, his hoodie — I mean heart — doubled in size. I showed the Grinch how to rage, since I know those type of things. Thus concludes a tale of a how the Grinch won six rings. The end.”
Gronkowski closed the bit with a grin and some holiday cheer.
“Merry Christmas, everybody, and happy holidays! Ho ho ho ho ho!”