What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than with a few funny Christmas jokes and riddles for kids? We have compiled 70 of our favourite Christmas-themed jokes and riddles that are sure to make you laugh this holiday season.
From corny puns to silly wordplay, these jokes are sure to bring some holiday cheer to kids and adults alike.
From child-friendly festive jokes to Christmas knock knock jokes and funny Christmas riddles that will have you thinking, this collection of holiday jokes are sure to bring on a few belly laughs in December!
Christmas Jokes For Kids
Let’s get the kids giggling with these festive Christmas jokes that are guaranteed to amuse. These Christmas jokes are PG-rated which makes them the perfect option for adding to your homemade Christmas crackers or as part of your advent calendar daily surprises too.
Here are the funniest Christmas jokes we could find to entertain you this festive season:
What do Santa’s helpers learn at school? The elf-abet!
Why was the snowman sorting carrots? He was picking his nose!
What do snowmen have for breakfast? Snowflakes!
Why was Santa’s little helper so sad? Because he has a low “elf” esteem!
What reindeer game do reindeer play at sleepovers? Truth or deer.
What do monkeys sing at Christmas? Jungle bells!
How do the elves clean Santa’s sleigh on the day after Christmas? They use Santa-tiser.
What goes “Oh, Oh, Oh”? Santa walking backwards!
Why are Christmas trees so bad at knitting? They have too many needles.
What did one Christmas tree say to another? Lighten up!
Why did no one bid for Rudolph and Prancer on eBay? Because they were two deer!
Why don’t you ever see Santa in the hospital? Because he has private elf care!
What do you call Santa when he’s broke? Saint Nickel-less
How do snowmen get around? They ride an icicle!
What is Jack Frost’s favourite part of school? Snow and tell.
What is a parent’s favourite Christmas Carol? Silent Night.
What are a Christmas tree’s favourite treats? Ornamints.
What does the gingerbread man make his bed with? Cookie sheets
Where does Santa Claus keep all his money? At the local snow bank.
What do you call a reindeer with bad manners? RUDE-olph!
How does a frog open his Christmas presents? Rippit! Rippit!
How do you tell if a Christmas Tree is a girl? Because it will be wearing a tree skirt.
Why didn’t the turkey eat anything? Because he was stuffed!
What is the elves’ favourite type of music? Wrap music!
How can you tell that Santa good at karate? Because he has a black belt
Who delivers Christmas presents to dogs? Santa Paws
Who delivers Christmas presents to cats? Santa Claws
Who delivers Christmas presents to baby sharks? Santa Jaws
How do sheep say Merry Christmas? Fleece Navidad!
What is the best Christmas gift you can give someone? A broken drum because it cannot be beaten!
What do snowmen eat for lunch? Ice-bergers!
What does Santa do when his elves misbehave? He gives them the sack!
What is an elf’s favourite kind of sport? North-pole vaulting.
What kind of motorcycle does Santa like to ride? A Holly Davidson!
How does Santa give Mrs. Claus the weather report? It looks like rain, dear!
What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck? A Christmas Quacker!
What kind of Christmas party does the snowman like to have? A snow ball.
What kind of bug hates Christmas? A bah hum bug
What do you call Santa’s little helpers? Subordinate clauses.
Who is Santa’s favourite singer? Elf-is Presley
What do you get if you cross Father Christmas with a detective? Santa Clues!
What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees? Horn-aments!
What do you get if you cross a Christmas tree with an apple? A pineapple!
What do you get if you cross a bell with a skunk? Jingle Smells!
What goes Ho Ho Whoosh, Ho Ho Whoosh? Santa sweeping the floor.
What is Tarzan’s favourite Christmas song? Jungle Bells!
What kind of cars do elves like to drive? An Elfa-romeo!
What does Santa spend his hard-earned salary on? Jingle bills
What do you call a snowman with a six-pack? An abdominal snowman.
What’s the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet? The Christmas alphabet has No-el.
What happened to the man who stole the Advent Calendar? He got 25 days.
What did the doctor prescribe the stressed-out snowman? A chill pill
What is a cow’s favourite holiday? Moo-Years Day
What do you call an elf wearing ear muffs? Whatever you want. He can’t hear you anyway.
Christmas Knock Knock Jokes
These Christmas knock knock jokes are sure to be a parent’s favourite over the Christmas season with silly and hilarious Christmas jokes that kids will adore.
Here are our favourite knock-knock jokes for Christmas:
Avery Merry Christmas to you!
Wow, you’re really excited about Christmas!
Ho Ho who?
Your Santa impression needs some work.
Wanda know what you’re getting for Christmas?
Noah good Christmas joke?
The Best Christmas Riddles For Kids
A riddle is not just a type of wordplay, it’s also the perfect way to add some humour into your Christmas celebration and get everything thinking hard too. These Christmas riddles for kids are perfect for practising their problem-solving skills.
Here are our favourite Christmas riddles that will make you giggle this holiday season:
I come in a lot of colours, so lovely and bright. I turn so many houses into a beautiful sight. What am I? Christmas lights.
I am something you can catch easily but cannot throw, especially during winter. What am I? A cold
What has a lot of needles but cannot sew? A Christmas tree!
You can hold me and shake me, but I’m easy to break. I have lots of snow, even though all of it’s fake! What am I? A snowglobe
It has two colours and is minty yet sweet, you’ll soon be “hooked”—isn’t that neat! What is it? A candy cane
I am found in Harry Potter as well as Lord of the Rings. I also make gifts and spread a smile. Who am I? Elves.
I am a ball that does not bounce and cold to touch. What am I? A snowball
When going around the world this animal can find its way. It goes to every country while lighting up Santa’s way. Who am I? Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer
I can travel all around the world just like Santa Claus without ever leaving my corner. What am I? A stamp.
What’s red and white and goes up and down and up and down? Santa Claus delivering gifts down the chimneys.
I’m a cookie you might like to eat. Some might say I am a favourite Christmas treat. I have brown arms, eyes, and don’t forget my feet. What am I? Gingerbread man
Dropping from the sky, more beautiful than rain. There are no two pieces that will ever look the same. What am I? Snowflakes
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Get cracking on these hilarious and cheesy Christmas jokes and riddles to keep your kids laughing all the way until Christmas morning. Whether you are looking for a way to make your kids laugh, or want some funny jokes and riddles to add to your Christmas morning activities, this list of funny Christmas riddles and jokes has something for everyone.
We hope these Christmas jokes and riddles for kids will help you celebrate with laughter all through December until Christmas day arrives!
Did we miss your favourite silly jokes for Christmas? Tell us yours in the comments below!
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