Soon it will be time for Christmas parties and holiday get-togethers. Teachers prepare games and fun activities for holiday lessons. To make time fly you can try out some funny festive jokes. In this article, we’ve rounded up the best ones that will keep your entire class laughing until the New Year.

  1. What do you call an elf who sings? (Answer: A wrapper.)
  2. What comes at the end of Christmas Day? (Answer: The letter Y.)
  3. What type of cars do elves drive? (Answer: Toy-otas.)
  4. What’s a parent’s favorite Christmas carol? (Answer: Silent Night.)
  5. What does Santa eat for breakfast? (Answer: Mistle-toast.)
  6. What falls at the North Pole but never gets hurt? (Answer: Snow.)
  7. What happened to the thief who stole an advent calendar? (Answer: He got 25 days.)
  8. Why does everyone like snowmen? (Answer: Because they’re so cool.)
  9. What do snowmen eat for breakfast? (Answer: Frosted Flakes.)
  10. What did the gingerbread man put on his bed? (Answer: A cookie sheet.)
  11. What can you catch in the winter with your eyes closed? (Answer: A cold.)
  12. Why did Santa put a clock in his sleigh? (Answer: Because he wanted to see time fly.)
  13. Why do mummies like Christmas so much? (Answer: They’re into all the wrapping.)
  14. What do reindeers say before they tell you a joke? (Answer: This one’s gonna sleigh you.)
  15. What is Santa’s favorite state in the USA to deliver presents? (Answer: Idaho-ho-ho.)
  16. What do fish sing at Christmas time? (Answer: Christmas Corals.)
  17. Where does Mistletoe go to become famous(Answer: Hollyly» wood.)

How to use in lessons? 

  1. Part of the quest. 

Are you going to organise a Christmas quest? Then jokes are perfect riddles to solve. Students read the jokes, try to guess the answers and get points.

2. Part of the vocabulary practice

Task 1: After introducing Christmas vocabulary with the help of flashcards, let students read the jokes, find the Christmas vocabulary, match the words with the flashcards and then guess the answers. 

Task 2: Prepare a worksheet with deleted keywords in jokes. Example: 

  • What do you call an ___ who sings? A wrapper!
  • What comes at the end of ___ ___? The letter Y!Give out the worksheet and ask to fill in the gaps.

3. Warmer, filler

Jokes are always a great tool to break the ice and start the lesson with some laugh. You can also prepare worksheets with jokes just in case you have some time left at the end of the lesson.

4. Christmas crackers writing

If you discuss Christmas traditions in Britain, you can introduce typical jokes that are placed inside Christmas crackers. Then students should write their jokes, make their DIY crackers, put small presents and their jokes inside, exchange them and pull open. 

Watch the video below on how to make crackers.

These funny Christmas jokes are sure to please your students. 

What is your favourite Christmas joke?

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