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60 Christmas Jokes & Puns for Kids: Santa-Approved

Sleigh all day with these festive and merry Christmas jokes.

Christmas is all about spreading joy and cheer, and a festive way to do that is by sharing Christmas jokes with your family! After all the planning stress, I’m sure everyone could use a good ol’ belly laugh.

To get in the Christmas spirit, I’ve piled together a list of 60 merry Christmas jokes for kids, parents, and families. Everyone will Ho-Ho-Ho at these jolly jokes.

From funny knock-knock jokes to punny punchlines, these jokes are bound to spread more cheer than Santa’s sack of presents! So gather around the fire and let the laughter sleigh away all your holiday stress.

Christmas Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids

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Knock-Knock jokes are a classic (and corny) way to have your friends and family in stitches. These kid-friendly jokes will have the whole family laughing — all December long. Which one will be your family’s joke of the day?

  1. Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Oh, Chris.

    Oh, Chris, who?
    Oh, Christmas tree, Oh, Christmas tree…
  2. Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?

    Elf who?
    Elf I knock again, will you let me in?
  3. Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Reindeer who?
    It looks like rain, dear!
  4. Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Hannah who?
    Hannah Partridge in a pear tree.
  5. Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Donut who?
    Donut open this present until Christmas!
  6. Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Yule who?
    Yule be sorry if you don’t
    holly up and elf me wrap this present!
  7. Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Howard who?
    Howard you like to sing Christmas carols with me?
  8. Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Santa who?
    Wait, why am I at the door? I’m supposed to go down the chimney!
  9. Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Dexter who?
    Dexter hall with boughs of holly.
  10. Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Snow who?
    Snow use. I’ve forgotten my name!
  11. Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Ho Ho.
    Ho Ho who?
    Your Santa impression needs some work.
  12. Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Mary and Abby.
    Mary and Abby who?
    Mary Christmas and Abby New Year!

Fun Christmas Dad Jokes

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One of the joys of fatherhood is planning Christmas for your children. Whether that’s decorating the house, helping make cookies, or buying presents, these cute activities will bring joy to your children. But go the extra mile and make them laugh this holiday season.

Here are 12 funny dad jokes that are fantastic for kindergarten kids, for middle schoolers, and possibly even for teens! You’ll have to report back on that one, though.

  1. What do snowmen call their offspring?
  2. Why shouldn’t you lend money to elves?
    They’re always short.
  3. How is Christmas exactly like my job?
    I do all the work, and some fat guy in a suit gets all the credit.
  4. What do you call a scary-looking reindeer?
    A cari-BOO.
  5. Where is Santa’s favorite place to give presents?
  6. What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees?
  7. Why did the Christmas tree go to the barber?
    It needed to be trimmed.
  8. Where does Santa keep his suit?
    In his Claus-et.
  9. Do snow globes ever get scared?
    No, just shaken.
  10. What did Santa ask Rudolph about the weather?
    Is it going to rain, dear?
  11. What does Miley Cyrus eat at Christmas?
  12. Did you hear about the angry snowman?
    It had a meltdown.

Christmas Jokes for Preschoolers

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Your little kids might not grasp the more grown-up jokes. That’s why I’ve put together 12 jokes that are perfect for toddlers. If you have a preschooler, they will love these easy and silly holiday jokes. If you’re a teacher, these are great for school as they are clean and family-friendly.

  1. What music do Santa’s elves listen to?
    Wrap music.
  2. What do snowmen eat for lunch?
  3. What do you get when you cross a Christmas tree with an iPad?
    A pineapple.
  4. What should you give your parents at Christmas?
    A list of what you want.
  5. What kind of ball can you throw and not expect to bounce?
    A snowball.
  6. What do you get when you cross a bell with a skunk?
    Jingle Smells.
  7. What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
  8. Why is one of Santa’s reindeer in trouble?
    Because he was RUDE-olph.
  9. Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Interrupting Santa.
    Interrupting San—Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!
  10. What do you call a reindeer who wears earmuffs?
    Anything you want! He can’t hear you!
  11. What do snowmen take when it’s too hot outside?
    A chill pill.
  12. Who delivers presents to baby sharks?
    Santa Jaws.

Christmas Cracker Jokes for Kids

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There’s nothing better than popping open a cracker on Christmas day to find a paper hat, a little treat, and of course, a funny riddle. Here are 12 funny holiday jokes for kids that will make for some side-splitting laughs around the dinner table.

  1. What is Santa’s nationality?
    North Pole-ish.
  2. What kind of photos do elves take?
  3. How much did Santa’s sleigh cost?
    Nothing. It was on the house!
  4. Why does Santa always go down the chimney?
    Because it soots him.
  5. What’s red and white and red and white and red and white?
    Santa Claus rolling down a hill.
  6. Why were the kids so cold on Christmas morning?
    Because it was Decem-brrrrrr!
  7. Why was the snowman shopping for carrots?
    He wanted a new nose.
  8. What does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney?
    Santa Claustrophobia.
  9. Where does a snowman keep his money?
    In a snow bank.
  10. What do grumpy sheep say at Christmas?
    Baaaaa humbug!
  11. What’s the best Christmas present of all time?
    A broken drum — you can’t beat it.
  12. What did one snowman say to the other?
    Do you smell carrots?”

Christmas Tree Jokes for Kids

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The Christmas tree is a central part of the holiday season. Decorating it is a fantastic family activity, though it can lead to some intense arguments. Keep everything calm with a list of Christmas tree jokes. These will take the edge off and lift the spirits when the kids start arguing!

  1. What is a Christmas tree’s favorite candy?
  2. What did the Christmas tree say to the ornament?
    “Aren’t you tired of hanging around?”
  3. What was Santa’s favorite subject in school?
  4. What did the beaver say to the Christmas tree?
    Nice gnawing you!
  5. Why are Christmas trees so bad at sewing?
    They always drop their needles.
  6. What did one Christmas tree say to the other?
    Lighten up!
  7. Why wouldn’t the Christmas tree stand up?
    It had no legs.
  8. What do they sing to Christmas trees at their retirement parties?
    “For he’s a jolly good fellow…”
  9. How did the ornaments get addicted to Christmas?
    He was hooked on trees his whole life.
  10. Why did the tree go to the dentist?
    It needed a root canal.
  11. What’s as big as a Christmas tree but as light as a feather?
    Its shadow.
  12. How did the Christmas tree rivals get along?
    They signed a peace tree-ty.

Ho-Ho-Ho This Christmas

While these school-appropriate jokes may be best for elementary students, I think the whole family will get a good chuckle from them. On the list, you’ll find Christmas cracker jokes and one-liner puns. With 60 cheesy jokes, you’ve got a couple for each day of the month, ensuring that December is a jolly time from start to end.

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About the Author

Beth McCallum

Beth McCallum is a Scottish freelance writer & book blogger with a degree in creative writing, journalism and English literature. She is a mum to a young boy, and believes that it truly takes a village. When she’s not parenting, writing about parenting, or working, she can be found reading, working on her novel, taking photos, playing board games or wandering through the countryside with her family.