131, Punday: Christmas Edition. Ho Ho Ho! I have a lot of prizes to give you. Consider them presents!

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Welcome to Punday Monday!


make a pun about the topic of the week,
the topic is Christmas,
here's how to make a pun, if you don't know: https://steemit.com/contest/@improv/puns-and-prizes-learn-to-pun-easy-fun-anybody-can-be-a-hit-at-parties


New To Punday?

Pull up a stool, order a spiked PUNch, and get to know some of the regulars. I'm your PUNtender, @improv.

How To Make a Pun

This contest is open to everyone. Here's a handy dandy guide on how to make a pun: Learn to Pun

Rules for the PUN-test:

  • If you hope to win a prize, your pun must be your original work
  • Puns must be relevant to the topic of the week to win a prize, but they can be very loosely related.

Last Week's Punday Monday:

Here is last week's Punday Monday, and all the puns that were eligible to win this week are in the comments!

Hang on to your PUNderwear. The Winners of This Week's PUNday Monday Are...

(GIF by @littlescribe)

Rookie of the Week:


Pocket Choice Awards:

I am of the opinion that there are four responses to creative works one doesn’t like.

  1. Constructive criticism. Help them get better!
  2. Useful review. Help audience members know which of them will like and which won’t like this piece.
  3. Outdo them. Demonstrate to yourself and others what “good” looks like.
  4. Keep it to yourself.

There is, however, only one way to respond to creative work one DOES like.

  1. Send them POCKET.

What pun was your favorite?

No one voted for anyone on this post, but @ecoinstant voted for @mo-nique on the main post and @theabsolute sent some to @acolucky, so we’ll pretend that was the right place to vote with pocket and say they both win!

  • POCKET Choice Winner's Circle Season One:

@aloha-creations, @professorbromide, @tcpolymath, @miniature-tiger, @lilygolightly, @chrisroberts, @stinawog, @f3nix, @doctorcrypto, @heroic15397, @littlescribe, @diebitch, @acolucky, @ablaze, and @paul.atreides.

  • POCKET Choice Winners' Circle Season Two:

@ablaze, @coinsandchains, @dollarsandsense, @doctorcrypto, @heroic15397, @littlescribe, @jk6276, @acolucky, @deceth, @richatvns, @wpkwolfe, @stanism, @lordoffaux, @blockingback, @theartofori, @rainite, @chrisroberts, @kharma.scribbles, @theabsolute, @mo-nique and @mensa-sig

  • POCKET Choice Winners' Circle Season Three:

It’s still season two.

Grand Prize (which isn’t bigger than the other prizes, just grander):



And What Prizes Do They Win, You Ask?

  • SBI

See @steembasicincome for details. I’ll sponsor each qualified entrant for two SBI levels each week! Each winning entry will get an additional two SBI!
This week,

Our entrants were:
@acolucky, @theabsolute, @mo-nique, @ecoinstant

Our winners were:
@acolucky, @mo-nique twice!

We’ll also reward @theabsolute and @ecoinstant for taking the time to vote on their favorite punsters!
That’s 16 divided between the four participants and then two more for @mo-nique!

Glad there are four of you playing this week! I hope @wakeupkitty will give it a shot this week. And that more will come! Let people know!

This Week's Pun Topic Is:

Christmas! The 25th is Christmas day!

As in,

I finally figured out what to get @stinawog for Christmas. I had been wracking my brain but then I had my immaculate conception. I told her this morning, “I’m going to make it, rein, deer!”

Awesome joke. Nonetheless, I think you can do better.

I'm So Good at Puns

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So where do we post our puns so yule get them? If naught tea here in the comments, where elf would be nice? Where would its presents be most noticed, as I donner want my chances to slip up the chimney if I place it under the wrong tree...


On Christmas Eve, Santa made a sexual joke about Mrs. Claus' Christmas cookies to Rudolph. Rudolph replied: You sleigh me, Santa.

Do we call boys born from red-headed parents gingerbred men?

I think in the future we should replace our evergreen Christmas trees with mature female cannabis plants. Maybe we could find a different use for that wrapping paper.


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It's great to be home for the holidays! I have noticed a new trend in Christmas cards is to include a picture of the whole family on the card. I must admit that I miss the old days in which everyone just sent a card with no pictures. In those days the words inside were not from the sender but we're penned by some anonymous wordsmith at the card company who always knew what to say to put everyone in the Christmas spirit. Nowadays I am more likely to get a wordless card full of unexplained pictures. My favorite type are the beach trip photos. Everyone is dressed up and barefoot with the photo and it is timed just right so that the surf is up on the beach and ruining everyone's cuffs on their pants. Now that is what I call a yuleTIDE greeting. 🎅

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I love a good stretch.

I've been rehearsing this weird holiday dance with my local theater group. It's not going so well for me. First of all, the director is a real Nutcracker.

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