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Will you be making Christmas crackers? If so, now is a good time to look for jokes because they’ll be fresher for you when you see them again on Christmas Day. You can find plenty online or, if you want to go old-school, your library probably has joke books in the children’s section.
You already know how many crackers you’ll need, so plough on until you find that many jokes… and then add a few more just in case.
Here are some classics, but new jokes are better (and they don’t have to be Christmassy).
Q: Who hides in a bakery at Christmas?
A: A mince spy.
Hannah partridge in a pear tree.
Q: How do you know when Santa’s in the room?
A. You can sense his presents.
Mum, can I have a puppy for Christmas?
No, you’ll have turkey like all the rest of us.
Q: How did Good King Wenceslas like his pizza?
A: Deep pan, crisp and even.
Wayne a manger.
Q: What’s the difference between roast turkey and pea soup?
A: Anyone can roast turkey.
Also take out your notes for your Christmas letter and add the highlights of March (in text and photos).
I said to my son Jeremy, “I’ve finished painting the dining room: will you help me move the sideboard back in please?”
He said, “You won’t get me like that: I know it’s April Fools’ Day” and it took me a while to convince him that I meant it!
 My cousin Linda used riddles as a sort of television game show last year and she set her family up with buzzers and the first one to answer scored a point. (She stumped them all with, “Who do you call when someone steals your Christmas stockings?”. (The answer was “Police Navidad”.)