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An English Christmas
Q: What do you call Santa’s helpers?A: Subordinate Clauses! Explanation: Merry Christmas! In the telling of the story of Santa Claus, the people who help Santa make the toys are typically called elves (one elf, two elves). They are the helpers; … Continue reading
Q: How does a snowman get around? A: He rides an icicle! Explanation: Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate! “To get around” means “to move” or “to travel.” An icicle is a piece of ice that forms when dripping water … Continue reading
Gnomes and Elves
Q: What do Santa’s elves do after school? A: Their gnomework! Explanation: Gnome rhymes with home. After school most students do homework; elves do “gnomework.” This is funny because elves and gnomes are both magical creatures and because of the rhyme. If they … Continue reading
The Empty Sack
Q: How many presents can Santa fit in his empty sack? A: Only one. After that it is not empty anymore! Explanation: The old empty sack trick! This joke plays on the understanding of the words “empty” and “how many.” The listener expects … Continue reading
Q: How much did Santa pay for his sleigh? A: Nothing. It was on the house! Explanation: If something is “on the house” it means it is free. Often you will hear the expression in a movie, “Drinks are on the house!” That … Continue reading
Q: Who says, “Oh, oh, oh!”? A: Santa Claus walking backwards! Explanation: Santa is known for saying, “Ho, ho ho!” as he laughs. If you write “ho, ho, ho” backwards you get “oh, oh, oh.” Silly, silly silly!
Hoe! Hoe Hoe!
Q: Why does Santa have a garden? A: So he can hoe, hoe, hoe! Explanation: When Santa laughs he says, “Ho, ho ho!” When you work in a garden sometimes you use a hoe (a tool with a long handle … Continue reading