Christmas Jokes

Some Christmas Jokes to get you chuckling.

Christmas Quiz ElfWhat do snowmen have for breakfast?

Snowflakes
Where does Santa go after Christmas to recover?

An Elf Farm

 

What do you call a penguin in the Sahara desert?

Lost

 

What do you get if you deep fry Santa Claus?

Crisp Cringle!

 

What do you get if you put three ducks in a box?

A Box of Quackers

 

What goes Oh Oh Oh?

Santa Walking Backwards

 

What kind of motorbike does Santa ride?

A Holly Davidson

 

Did you hear about Dracula’s Christmas party?

It was a scream!

 

What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees?

Hornaments

 

How do you make an idiot laugh on boxing day?

Tell him a joke on Christmas Eve!

 

HO, HO, HO.

Random Christmas Facts

Some random Christmas facts, in no particular order.

Christmas Facts - SantaThe three wise men who visited Mary and Joseph when Jesus was born brought gold, frankincense and myrrh as gifts.

All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 gifts.

The first evidence of a Christmas tree is from a pamphlet that dates back to 1570.

Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in 1895.

The first Christmas was celebrated on December 25, AD 336 in Rome.

Coca-Cola was the first company to use Santa Claus in a winter promotion.

The day after Christmas, December 26, is known as Boxing Day. It is also the holy day of St. Stephen.

St. Francis of Assisi began the custom of singing Christmas carols in church in the 13th century.

Mistletoe (Viscum album) is from the Anglo-Saxon word misteltan, which means “dung twig” because the plant spreads it’s seeds though bird droppings.

The Christmas wreath symbolises Jesus’ blood with the red berries and the holly represents the crown of thorns.

President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1901.

There are 3 towns in the US that are named Santa Claus. One in Georgia, one in Arizona and one in Indiana.

The word Christmas originates from the words Christ’s Mass.

The best-selling Christmas song ever is White Christmas by Bing Crosby. It has sold more than 50 million copies around the world.

“Jingle Bells” was the first song to be sung in space.  On December 16, 1965 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra sang it.

Due to international time zones, our modern day Santa Claus actually has 31 hours to deliver presents to all the children of the world.

Santa’s Reindeer Names

In Clement C Moore’s 1823 poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas” also known as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” the names of Santa’s reindeer are :

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen.  He must’ve forgotten good old Rudolph!

An except from the poem reads,

“When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer,
with a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and call’d them by name:
“Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer, and Vixen!
“On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Dunder and Blixem!

“To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
“Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”