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 21, 2017
“How do you decorate a canoe for Christmas?"/"With oar-naments.”

A Christmas riddle is:

Q: How do you decorate a canoe for Christmas?
A: With oar-naments.


The Christmas joke has been cited in print since at least 2005.


Google Books
Crazy Christmas Jokes
By Alison Grambs
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2005
Pg. 30:
How do you decorate a canoe for Christmas?
With oar-naments.

10 November 2008, The Spectrum & Daily News (Saint George, UT), Southern Utah Life, pg. D3, col. 2:
How do you decorate a canoe for Christmas?
Use oar-naments.

Twitter
Chase Automotive‏
@ChaseAutomotive
Holiday Hump day humor: How do you decorate a canoe for Christmas?
12:53 PM - 21 Dec 2011

Twitter
Jeff Cobb‏
@jeffcobb67
How do you decorate a canoe for Christmas?  With OAR-naments.
6:42 AM - 23 Dec 2011

Twitter
Nikki Bridges Hicks‏
@nikkibhicks
How do decorate a canoe for Christmas?  With OARnaments!
11:52 AM - 25 Dec 2011

Google Books
Insults Anywhere Kids Presents
‘Twas The Jokes Before Christmas

By Franklin Yantz
Insults Anywhere
2014
Pg. ?:
How do you decorate a canoe for Christmas?
[With OAR-naments]

Reddit—Clean Jokes
How do you decorate a canoe for Christmas? (self.cleanjokes)
submitted December 23, 2017 by madazzahatterQuality “Ugh” Contributor
With oar-naments.

Reddit—Oneliners
You decorate a canoe for Christmas with oar-naments.
submitted December 23, 2017 by madazzahatter

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityHolidays/Events/Parades • Thursday, December 21, 2017 • Permalink