A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 15, 2017
“How do fish celebrate Christmas?"/"By hanging reefs on the door.”

A Christmas riddle is:

Q: How do fish celebrate Christmas?
A: By hanging reefs on the door.


The reefs/wreaths pun has been cited in print since at least 2004.


Google Books
Crazy Christmas Jokes
By Alison Grambs
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2004
Pg. 27:
How do fish celebrate Christmas?
By hanging holiday reefs on the door.

Twitter
Max‏
@Maxamillion16
How do fish celebrate Christmas?  They hang REEFS on the door! =)
8:21 AM - 21 Dec 2009

Twitter
Divers Direct‏
@DiversDirect
How do fish celebrate Christmas? ...They hang REEFS on your door! AHAHAHAHAAAAHAA! LOL!
11:09 AM - 24 Dec 2010

Google Books
Insults Anywhere Kids Presents
T’was The Jokes Before Christmas

By Franklin Yantz
Insults Anywhere
2014
Pg. ?:
How do fish celebrate Christmas?
[They hang REEFS on the door]

Reddit—Oneliners
Fish celebrate Christmas by hanging reefs on the door.
submitted December 16, 2017 by madazzahatter

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityHolidays/Events/Parades • Friday, December 15, 2017 • Permalink