1 April – April Fools’ Day

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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.[1] 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.


Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


Hannah who?

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.


Knock, knock.

Who’s there.


Wayne who?

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).

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Knock, knock.

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!

[1] 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”.)

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