Silly Christmas Jokes: Hilarity for All Ages

Updated May 21, 2021
People enjoying Christmas party

Christmas jokes add a lighthearted touch to your holiday celebrations. Jokes can warm up the tone of a gathering, break the ice during periods of awkward silence, and create a general sense of good mood and cheer. These funnies will have friends and family rolling in laughter during the holiday season.

Christmas Jokes Based on Santa and Company

If you're looking for general Christmas jokes that use Santa, the elves, and the reindeer, any of these gags will result in smiles and laughter.

What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?


What do you get if Santa goes down the chimney when a fire is lit?

A Crisp Cringle

What do you get if you cross Santa with a detective?

Santa Clues

Why was Santa's little helper depressed?

Because he had low "elf" esteem

What music genre do the elves listen to during gift-making?


Who is Santa Claus's favorite all-time singer?

Elf-is Presley

What is the reindeers' favorite thing to put on Santa's Christmas tree?


Which coffee shop is Santa's reindeers' favorite?

Star"bucks," of course!

What do you call an annoying reindeer?


Why did Rudolph have to attend summer school?

Because he went down in history

Why is Santa's sleigh such a good deal?

Because it was on the house

How can you tell when Santa is near?

You feel his "presents" all around

Why does Santa cry during the Christmas season?

He is very Santa-mental

Santa Claus with message board

Christmas Jokes With Biblical References

Need a few quality cracks to tell at your religious gathering during the holiday season? These jokes are funny, clean, and have biblical references.

What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?

It's Christmas, Eve.

Why is it so hard to find a good Advent calendar?

Because their days are numbered

What did Joseph tell people when they asked how Mary and Jesus were doing after the birth?

Both are in stable condition

What did the robber get for stealing an Advent calendar?

25 days

How did Joseph and Mary weigh baby Jesus at birth?

They had a weigh in the manger

Who told all the jokes at Jesus's Christmas party?

Samson- he brought the house down!

Christmas Jokes Perfect For Kids

Little people don't always get the punchline to a great joke. Their limited vocabulary and minimal life experiences thus far don't allow them to catch all the humor in a well-laid joke. These Christmas jokes are totally kid-proof, and even very young children will find the humor in them. These are good jokes to tell their friends.

What do elves learn in school?

The Elf-abet!

What do snowmen eat for breakfast?

Snowflakes and ice crispies

What did the ghosts say to Santa Claus?

We'll have a boo Christmas without you.

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?


What did the little gingerbread boy make his bed with?

A cookie sheet!

Who delivers gifts to shark children?


Where do Santa's elves go swimming?

The North pool

What do you call a snowman in August?

A puddle of water

What is Santa's favorite sport?

Karate! He even has a black belt.

Who gives gifts to kitty cats on Christmas?

Santa Claws

Santa Clauses with Flamingo on a pool

Amazing Jokes for the Holiday Season

These hilarious lines aren't Santa-centered, but they are awesome cracks to include in any conversation or party that takes place during the month of December.

What is green, covered in Christmas lights and Christmas bulbs, and goes ribbit?

A mistle-toad

What song do gorillas like to sing on Christmas?


What story do birds tell each other at Christmastime?

How the finch stole Christmas

Where do Santa and the elves go to cast their votes?

The North Poll

What is the favorite past-time of fish?

Christmas corals

How do sheep say Merry Christmas to each other?

Fleece Navidad

Why don't you want to ever celebrate Christmas with a crab?

They are shell-fish

What do snowmen wear on their heads to stay warm?

Ice caps

What is every parent's favorite Christmas song?

Silent Night!

Why did the Christmas tree visit the barber before Christmas Day?

He needed a quick trim

What is a Christmas tree's worst hobby?

Sewing! They are forever dropping their needles

What do snowmen like to do to relax?

Chill out

Crab wearing Santa Claus hat

Use Holiday Humor Effectively

Christmas jokes have many uses. You can add jokes to your Christmas cards or an annual family newsletter. Jokes can be used as icebreakers at your company Christmas party. Your favorite jokes can even be worked into a short comedy skit or play. However, using holiday humor effectively is a skill that takes practice. When selecting holiday jokes, the first thing to do is to consider your audience. Kids won't understand jokes intended for adults only. On a similar note, jokes that refer to current pop culture trends might not be the best choice for a Christmas card you plan to send to your grandparents. While racist or sexist jokes are never a good idea under any circumstances, these types of jokes are particularly inappropriate during a Christmas celebration. Christmas is a time to celebrate goodwill, not create hard feelings among those attending your party. As a general rule of thumb, it's a good idea to run your joke choices by a trusted friend before your event. Getting a second opinion is an easy way to save yourself from a potentially embarrassing situation.

Silly Christmas Jokes: Hilarity for All Ages