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Friday Funnies: Holiday Fun

Hello, Posse!

I hope you have had a better week than we have had here. The weather turned very cold and wet. Sadly, the temperatures have stayed just high enough that we do not have snow, but still cold enough that it makes going outside very unpleasant. I always hate when that happens. If I have to freeze my tuchus off it should at least be all nice and pretty with snow.

The holiday season is well underway for many people. Americans started out with Thanksgiving at the end of November then Advent and Hanukkah began last Sunday. In no time we will have Yule and Solstice followed by Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Years. I actually found one list that described 50+ holidays that are celebrated around the world in December alone. No matter what holidays you celebrate, this time of year is usually filled with family and friends.

For some, seeing friends and family this time of year is something to look forward to and for others it is something to dread, at least according to many Hallmark movie specials. Then there are those like our family, who live so far away from their friends and family that it is rarely possible to make the trek back home to see everyone. No matter what situation you find yourself in, a good laugh is always a stress reliever. With that in mind, I have chosen some holiday jokes for today's blog.

Another thing people often look forward to at the holiday's is getting gifts. Don't forget that I will be giving gifts to everyone who is on my mailing list by December 22 (our 8th wedding anniversary), 2021.

Since I was not able to get part seven, Into the West: Family Ties done in time for Christmas, I still wanted to give you all a Christmas story, Christmas In a New Home. Part of book seven takes place at Christmas (which is why a Christmas release would have been perfect, meh) so I wanted to be sure to share some of what happens for the families at Christmas with you now.

This short may or may not be a part of book seven, I will have to see how it goes as I get to that part of the story when I write it. This might be just additional happenings between what goes on in the main story. We will see.

There is also an Into the West Family Fun Book I have been working on. This one is really fun for me because I am using my real name on this one. (Just in case you didn't know, Stephen Burckhardt is my pen name.)

This book is filled with puzzles, mazes, trivia about the books and American history, fun facts about interesting people who actually living in the old west at the time my books take place, and even a few fun recipes from the time period. What is not to love about that?

If you know someone who might like my books, now is the time to introduce them to my website. Everyone who is on my mailing list by December 22, 2021 will get both of these books for free! I don't know about you, but that sounds like a Merry Christmas to me! (Or just a really good day if you don't celebrate Christmas.)

Anyone can go to any page of my website and sign up for the mailing list at the bottom of any page. There are no fees (ever!), there are no strings attached (ever!), you can quit at any time (always!). So if you haven't signed up already, what are you waiting for? Go right now and be sure to get your free gifts from Burckhardt Books this Christmas!

But enough about business, it's time for some laughable "Dad Jokes"! They might actually be funny or just make you laugh because they are so bad, but as long as you laugh, they have done their job!

Have a great weekend, Posse!


Q: What does Jack Frost always eat for breakfast?

A: Frosted Flakes


Q: How is Christmas like your day job?

A: You do all the work and some fat guy in a suit gets all the appreciation.


Q: Which reindeer was the most obnoxious?

A: Rude-olph.


Q: What did the stamp say to the Christmas card?

A: Stick with me, kid, we're goin' places!


Q: What do elves always say before they tell you a joke?

A: This one’s gonna sleigh you!


Q: What does Santa call his little helpers?

A: Subordinate clauses.


Q: How is the Christmas alphabet different from the ordinary alphabet?

A: The Christmas alphabet has No-el-s


Q: What do you call Santa when he is out of money?

A: Saint Nickel-less


Q. When Santa has money, where does he keep it?

A: In a snow bank.


Q: What do you have when a bunch of chess players are sitting in a hotel lobby bragging about their game skills?

A: Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer!


And last but not least . . .

Q: What’s every parent’s favorite Christmas Carol?

A: Silent Night!


Holiday Jokes for Kids by Shelf Stuff

Vintage Christmas Music (50 minutes)


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