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It's okay if you didn’t, but we can always use a bit of humor and a lot more pun. With so much seriousness in the world, and sometimes our lives, laughter can soothe the stress and give us a fresh perspective. [Hint: title and caption]
I'm not very good at telling jokes. As the word nerd in our family, I discovered the perfect avenue to increase my humor quotient. Puns.
A pun is a joke using a play on words, usually homophones or words that sound the same but have different meanings.
You might consider puns a childish form of humor and wordplay or the painful content for “Dad” jokes. Shakespeare enlightened me about puns while I was still in high school. My favorites come from Disney animated films.
In Finding Nemo, Marlin tries to break the ice among the other sea parents with this joke. "There was a mollusk and a sea cucumber. The sea cucumber walks over to the mollusk and says, "With fronds like these, who needs anemones?"
Go ahead, groan if you must.
For this holiday season, I found over 150 Christmas puns. I will spear you by not throwing all of them your way. Here are just a few to lighten your load.
The Christmas alphabet has noel.
Are you oakey? Yes, I'm pine.
Let's take an elfy!
Love at frost sight.
and one more, just for pun...
I love it when candy canes are in mint condition.
Now it’s your turn. Have a punny time, and feel free to share your creations in the comments. We celebrate Christmas, but I’m certain that puns could find their way into other traditions.
Keep your spirits lifted and your laughter heavy this holiday season, today, and all through the year.
We can’t always be near the ones we love, so I'll reflect on Christmases past because food and family make the best memories.
We all have funny Christmas stories. After unwrapping a new Apple TV, someone I know wondered who would want such a small TV. Here are more funny holiday stories.
"It's not how much we give but how much love we put in the giving."
"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see."
—The Polar Express
Find a little wonder this week and smile. It’s good for you.
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