By Ariana Bacle
Updated December 24, 2015 at 09:22 PM EST
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Ja Rule’s not always there when you call, but he is always there when you need a Christmas story recited to you: The raspy-voiced rapper read How the Grinch Stole Christmas! aloud for BBC Radio 1, and the British radio station gave the Internet the greatest Christmas gift of all by posting it on the company’s YouTube Thursday.

Unsurprisingly, Ja Rule’s a great storyteller, especially when accompanied by a dramatic score. “Where’s Ja Rule?” you can imagine kids across the world saying to their parents Thursday evening. “I want Ja to read me ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas!”

Listen to Ja Rule’s interpretation of the Dr. Seuss classic — which concludes with him letting out a monotone “Yay!” — below.