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Christmas Puns

Christmas puns make the season jolly.

It’s no doubt that the holiday season is the most pun-derful time of the year, and these puns fit right in with the exciting traditions associated with it.

When it comes to puns, there’s just so much material to work with, from those little toy-makers in the South Pole to chimney-traversing magical reindeer and good ole’ St. Nick!

All these quirky characters of the season make it a jolly good time to enjoy silly wordplay.

Tis the season to share Christmas puns and be jolly!

Puns for Christmas

To help kick the season in perfect holiday style, we’ve collected a pretty cherry collection that we know Yule absolutely love. So, curl up with some Xmas cookies and hot chocolate and have a laugh or two.

Christmas Puns.

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1.) Why don’t reindeer go to public school?
They’re elf-taught.

2.) Where is Santa’s favorite swimming spot?
The North Pool.

3.) What do elves like to eat on a cold day?

4.) Why does Scrooge love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
Because every buck is dear to him.

5.) Why wasn’t the turkey hungry at Christmas?
Because he was already stuffed.

6.) Why did Santa get a parking ticket on Christmas Eve?
He left his sleigh in a snow parking zone.

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7.) What is a snowman’s favorite breakfast?
Ice Crispies.

8.) Why didn’t the skeleton go to the Christmas party?
He had no-body to go with.

9.) What do you call a greedy elf?

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10.) Which of Santa’s reindeer has bad manners?

11.) What do snowmen eat for lunch?

12.) Why are Christmas trees so bad at sewing?
They always drop their needles!

13.) What is a skunk’s favorite Christmas song?
Jingle smells.

14.) What do you call an elf that runs away from Santa’s Workshop?
A rebel without a Claus!

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15.) What did the Gingerbread Man put on his bed?
A cookie sheet.

16.) What is the cow’s holiday greeting?
Moo-ry Christmas.

17.) What is a librarian’s favorite Christmas song?
Silent Night.

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18.) What do you call a frozen elf hanging from the ceiling?
An elf-cicle.

19.) Which of Santa’s reindeer needs to mind his manners the most? 
Rude Olph.

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Saint Nick Christmas Puns

20.) What does Santa like to eat?
A jolly roll.

21.) What does Santa say when he’s sick?
Oh, Oh, No.

22.) What do you call Saint Nick after he’s fallen into a fireplace?
Krisp Kringle.

23.) How does Santa Claus take pictures?
With his North Pole-aroid.

24.) What kind of fish do they have at the North Pole?

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25.) What does a festive sheep say at Christmastime?
Fleece Navidad.

26.) Why does Santa Claus go down the chimney on Christmas Eve?
Because it soots him.

27.) Why was Santa’s little helper depressed?
Because he had low elf-esteem.

28.) What did the wise men say after they offered up their gifts of gold and frankincense?
Wait, there’s myrrh.

29.) Who hides in the bakery at Christmas?
A mince spy.

30.) What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?
It’s Christmas Eve!

31.) What do you call a snowman who’s always at the gym?
An abdominal snowman. 

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32.) Why did Santa go to jail?
He sleighed an elf.

33.) How do you know Santa is good at karate?
He has a black belt.

34.) What does Santa say at the start of a race?
Ready, set, Ho Ho Ho.

35.) What’s the absolute best Christmas present?
A broken drum, you can’t beat it!

36.) What do you get when you mix a Christmas tree and an iPad?
A pineapple.

37.) What kind of motorcycle does Santa ride?
Holly Davidson.

38.) Fleece Navidad – (Great for captions of Ugly Christmas Sweaters.)

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39.) Where do Santa’s reindeer like to stop for lunch?
Deery Queen.

40.) How did Rudolph survive his first trip with Santa?
He held on for deer life.

41.) Did you hear that reindeer like to gather in large groups?
Yes, I herd.

42.) Where do Santa’s reindeer stop for coffee? 

43.) What do you call a reindeer ghost?

44.) What reindeer has the cleanest antlers?

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45.) How do sheep in Mexico say Merry Christmas?
Fleece Navidad!

46.) Why was everyone lucky this Christmas?
Because Santa graced everyone with his presents.

47.) Why do people call Santa Claus Saint Nick?
Because he’s really bad at shaving.

48.) What do you call someone who can’t stop thinking about past Christmas?

49.) What did the elf do to improve his toy-making skills?
He read an elf-help book.

50.) Stressed, blessed, and Holiday-obsessed.

51.) Why didn’t the elf-like the eggnog?
Because it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be.

52.) How did Santa win the football game?
The ghost of Christmas passed.

53.) How did Joseph and Mary weigh baby Jesus at birth?
They had a weigh-in the manger.

54.) What would you get if you ate all the Christmas decorations? 

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55.) If athletes get athlete’s foot, the astronauts get missile toe.

56.) The fear of getting stuck while sliding down a chimney is called Santa Claus-trophbia.

57.) A cat on the beach at Christmas time is called Sandy Claws.

58.) Elves’ favorite subject to learn in school is the Elf-abet!

59.) Snowmen eat only Snowflakes for breakfast.

60.) Don we now our ugly Christmas sweaters.

61.) Tarzan sings Jungle Bells at Christmas time.

62.) Let me take an Elf-ie.

63.) Up to snow good.

64.) The Christmas alphabet has Noel.

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65.) Santa Jaws delivers presents to baby sharks at Christmas.

66.) An elf who can’t sing is called a wrapper.

67.) Santa’s dog’s name is Santa Paws.

68.) All the jingle ladies, all the jingle ladies. 

69.) Santa stays in a ho-ho-ho-tel during the holidays.

70.) Christmas has me feeling extra Santa-mental. 

71.) Everybody likes Frosty the Snowman because he is so cool.

72.) A cat on Christmas Eve is called Sandy Claws.

73.) I’m feelin’ pine. 

Christmas Jokes for Kids

74.) What do you get when you cross vampires and snowmen?

75.) What is green, covered in Christmas lights and Christmas bulbs, and goes ribbit?
A mistle-toad. 

76.) Why was the candy cane so expensive?
It was in mint condition.

77.) What name does Santa Claus use when he takes a rest from delivering presents?
Santa Pause.

78.) What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?
A Christmas quacker.

79.) What did one snowman say to the other?
Do you smell carrots, too?

80.) What do you get when Santa becomes a detective? 
Santa CLUES!

81.) What music do Santa’s elves like best? 
Wrap music!

82.) What part of a clock is like Christmas?
The weights. (The waits)

83.) What do we have on Christmas Day that we don’t have on any other?
Christmas. (Duh.)

84.) What do you call a running turkey?
Fast food.

85.) What happens when a cat crosses a desert on Christmas?
It gets Sandy Claws! (Santa Claus)

Christmas Tree Puns

86.) How did the Christmas tree prepare for the holiday?
By sprucing things up.

87.) What did the Christmas tree say to the gifts?
I can feel your presents.

88.) How did the Christmas Tree brag to the Christmas lights?
She said, “Never fir-get how beautiful Christmas trees are.”

89.) What did the lights say to the Christmas tree?
“Don’t get all sappy on me!”

90.) What did the Christmas tree ask all of the ornaments?
“Do you ever get tired of hanging around?”

91.) How do Christmas trees show their love?
They pine for each other.

92.) What do Christmas Trees on the North Pole eat for breakfast?
Frosted Flakes!

Santa Claus Play on Words

93.) Why did the elf stay away from Santa’s sleigh?
He had a case of Claustrophobia.

94.) How did Santa take a company photo with all his workers?
He took an Elfie!

95.) What message did little Johnny include in his Christmas Eve invite to Santa?
Your presents is requested.

96.) How did Santa conclude the Christmas feast?
With a mistle-toast!

97.) Which ghost does Santa like best in the show A Christmas Carol?
The Ghost of Christmas Presents.

98.) How does Santas keep his reindeer team motivated?
By frequently telling them that he loves them deerly!

99.) What is Santa Claus’s favorite pun?
He likes saying, “The best candy canes are in mint condition.”

100.) How did Santa get so good at making toys?
Santa said, “I’m elf-taught.”

Snowman Puns

101.) Who is the snowman’s best friend?
Jack Frost.

102.) How did the snowman respond when asked if he was going to stick around?
He replied, “I’m snowing nowhere fast.”

103.) John won the snowman-building contest.
Ben commented, “When it comes to the perfect snowman, John will spare snow expense.”

104.) How did the snowman respond to the kids making fun of his nose?
He didn’t carrot all.

105.) Why did the snowman skip his company’s Christmas party?
He just wanted to chill.

106.) What’s a snowman’s favorite dinner?

107.) What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

Rudolph and Reindeer Puns

108.) Why do Rudolph and Blitzen like drinking coffee?
Because they’re star bucks.

109.) How much does it cost Santa to park his sleigh at any house?
Nothing… it’s on the house!

110.) What does Rudolph hang on his Christmas tree?

111.) What do reindeer have that no other animal has?
Baby reindeer.

112.) What is Rudolph’s favorite recreational game?
Stable tennis.

113.) What do you call a reindeer with ear muffs?
Almost anything you want because it can’t hear.

That’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed our holiday humor.

By Mike O’Halloran

Compiled by Greeting Card Poet editor Mike O’Halloran.


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