Dec 22, 2011

Christmas Humor

I heard recently that there are four stages in life: In the first stage you believe in Santa. In the second stage you don't believe in Santa. In the third stage you play Santa. In the final stage you look like Santa.

When my son, John, was little, he would come to choir practice with Jennifer and me. One year, the choir was singing "venite adoremus ". I was driving one day and I heard him singing the song from the back seat. For a moment, I was very impressed that my young son had picked up on this Latin simply by hearing the choir sing it. But when I listened carefully, he was singing, "at least I got a dead moose"! To this day, I still laugh thinking about it. Perhaps someday, I will actually send him a dead moose.

Jennifer used to teach a Mother's Day Out program in St. Louis. One young girl, Kaitlyn, wrote a letter to Santa Clause. The next day, the note was gone. "Santa came and took it", her mother said. This upset Kaitlyn very much. She was very angry that Santa would come in and take stuff from her home. She went over to the nativity scene and grabbed baby Jesus in one hand and Mary in the other. She held on to them through the WHOLE Christmas season!

Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents. At bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the youngest one began praying at the top of his lungs. "I PRAY FOR A NEW BICYCLE... I PRAY FOR A NEW X-BOX... I PRAY FOR A NEW IPAD..." His older brother leaned over and nudged the younger brother and said, "Why are you shouting your prayers? God isn't deaf." To which the little brother replied, "No, but Grandma is!"

What do snowmen eat for breakfast? Snowflakes.

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

And finally, when a little child climbed onto Santa's lap she heard him gently ask, "And what would you like for Christmas?" The young girl stared at him open mouthed and horrified for a minute, then gasped: "Didn't you get my text message?"

As we celebrate the Savior's birth, may the joy of this season fill you with laughter too.

Blessings,

Pastor David Hook