A CHRISTMAS QUIZ
On a famous TV game show a blonde contestant needed only to answer one more question. One
simple question stood between her and the 1.000 prize.
"To be today's champion," the show's host smiled, "name two of Santa's
The blonde gave a sigh of relief because she had been given such an easy question.
"Rudolph!" she said confidently, "and,
The studio audience started to applaud (as the little sign above their heads said to do)
but the clapping quickly faded into mumbling, and the confused host replied,
"Yes, we'll accept Rudolph, but could you please explain... 'Olive?!?'"
"You know," the woman circled her hand forward impatiently and began to sing,
"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - had a very shiny nose. And if you ever saw it, you
would even say it glowed. *Olive,* the other reindeer
HOW TO TELL THE WEATHER,
Go to your back door and look for the dog.
If the dog is at the door and he is wet, it's probably raining. But if the dog is standing
there really soaking wet, it is probably raining really hard.
If the dog's fur looks like it's been rubbed the wrong way, it's probably windy.
If the dog has snow on his back, it's probably snowing.
Of course, to be able to tell the weather like this, you have to leave the dog outside all
the time, especially if you expect bad weather.
One particular Christmas season a long time ago Santa was ready for his Christmas run...
but there were problems.
Four of his elves got sick, and the trainee elves did not produce the toys as fast as the
regular ones so Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind schedule.
Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her Mother was coming to visit. This stressed Santa even
When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth
and two had jumped the fence and were out, heaven knows where. More stress.
Then when he began to load the sleigh one of the boards cracked and the toy bag fell to
the ground and scattered the toys.
So, frustrated, Santa went into the house for a cup of coffee and a shot of whisky. When
he went to the cupboard, he discovered that the elves had hid the bottle and there was
nothing to drink.
In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the coffee pot and it broke into hundreds of
little pieces all over the kitchen floor.
He went to get the broom and found that mice had eaten the straw it was made from.
Just then the doorbell rang and Santa cussed on his way to the door.
He opened the door and there was a little angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel
said, very cheerfully, "Merry Christmas Santa. Isn't it just a lovely day? I have a
beautiful tree for you. Isn't it just a lovely tree? Where would you like me to stick
Thus began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.
Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents the week before Christmas. At
bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the youngest one
began praying at the top of his lungs.
"I PRAY FOR A NEW BICYCLE..."
"I PRAY FOR A NEW NINTENDO..."
"I PRAY FOR A NEW STEREO..."
His older brother leaned over and nudged the younger brother and said, "Why are you
shouting your prayers? God isn't deaf."
To which the little brother replied, "No, but Grandma is!"
WRAPPING PRESENTS (WITH A CAT)
1. Clear large space on table for wrapping present.
2. Go to wardrobe and collect bag in which present is contained, and close door.
3. Open door and remove cat from wardrobe.
4. Go to cupboard and retrieve rolls of wrapping paper.
5. Go back and remove cat from cupboard.
6. Go to drawer and collect sellotape, ribbons, scissors, labels, etc.
7. Lay out present and wrapping materials on table, to enable wrapping strategy to be
8. Go back to drawer to get string, remove cat that has been in the drawer since last
visit, and collect string.
9. Remove present from bag.
10. Remove cat from bag.
11. Open box to check present, remove cat from box, replace present.
12. Lay out paper to enable cutting to size.
13. Cut the paper to size, trying to keep the cutting line straight.
14. Throw away first sheet because cat tried to chase the scissors and tore paper.
15. Cut 2nd sheet of paper to size by putting cat in the bag the present came out of.
16. Place present on cut-to-size paper.
17. Lift up edges of paper to seal in present, wonder why edges now don't reach, and find
cat between present and paper. Remove cat and retry.
18. Place object on paper, to hold in place, while cutting sellotape.
19. Spend next 20 minutes carefully trying to remove sellotape from cat with pair of nail
20. Seal paper down with sellotape, making corners as neat as possible.
21. Look for roll of ribbon; chase cat down hall and retrieve ribbon.
22. Try to wrap present with ribbon in a two-directional turn.
23. Re-roll up ribbon and remove paper that is now torn, due to cat's enthusiasm in
chasing ribbon end.
24. Repeat steps 12-22 until down to last sheet of paper.
25. Decide to skip steps 12-16 in order to save time and reduce risk of losing last sheet
of paper. Retrieve old cardboard box that you know is right size for paper.
26. Put present in box, and tie down with string.
27. Remove string, open box and remove cat.
28. Put all packing materials in bag with present and head for lockable room.
29. Once inside room, lock door and start to re-lay out packing materials.
30. Remove cat from box, unlock door, put cat outside door, close door and re-lock.
31. Lay out last sheet of paper. (Admittedly this is difficult in the small area of the
toilet, but try your best!)
32. Seal box, wrap with paper and start repairs by very carefully sealing down tears with
sellotape. Now tie up with ribbon and decorate with bows to hide worst affected areas.
33. Label, then sit back and admire your handiwork, congratulating yourself on making good
of a bad job.
34. Unlock door, and go to kitchen to make drink and feed cat.
35. Spend next 15 minutes looking for cat, before coming to obvious conclusion.
36. Unwrap present, untie box and remove cat.
37. Retrieve all discarded sheets of wrapping paper, feed cat and retire to lockable room
for last attempt, making certain you are alone and the door is locked.
38. At time of handing over present, smile sweetly at receiver's face, as they try and
hide their contempt at being handed such a badly wrapped present.
39. Swear to yourself that next year, you will get the shop to wrap the things for you.
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