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 18, 2017
“What’s Santa’s favorite sandwich?"/"Peanut butter and jolly.”

A Christmas riddle is:

Q: What’s Santa’s favorite sandwich?
A: Peanut butter and jolly.


The “jelly"/"jolly" pun was printed in many newspapers in December 1988.


3 December 1988, Noblesville (IN) Daily Ledger, “A Little Bit of Humor,” pg. 10, col. 4:
Frank: What is Santa Claus’ favorite food?
Fred: Peanut butter and jolly.

Google Books
Riddlemania
By Lori Miller Fox
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1991
Pg. 25:
What’s Santa’s favorite sandwich?
Peanut butter and jolly.

Google Books
Kids’ Funniest Jokes
Edited by Sheila Anne Barry
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1993
Pg. 69:
What is Santa’s favorite snack?
Peanut butter and jolly.
NATALIE CHARETTE, 7

Twitter
Santa Claus‏
@Santa_Claus_
#SantaClaus My favorite Joke..  Q- What is the elves favorite kind of sandwich?  A- Peanut Butter and Jolly..... Ho Ho Ho
4:02 PM - 1 Aug 2008

Twitter
Santa Claus‏
@SantaClaus25
Replying to @vmunderground
@vseanclark Here is the latest favorite Joke up here. What is Santa’s favorite type of sandwitch? Why its peanut butter and JOLLY Ho Ho Ho
9:56 PM - 13 Oct 2008

Google Books
Laugh-Out-Loud Christmas Jokes for Kids
By Rob Elliott
New York, NY: HarperCollins
2016
Pg. ?:
Q: What is Santa’s favorite kind of sandwich?
A: Peanut butter and jolly.

Twitter
Medium Cindy Shelton‏
@MediumCindy
What’s #Santa’s favorite sandwich?
Peanut butter and jolly! #italktothedead #mediumcindyshelton #psychic #abundaceismine #Christmas
1:25 AM - 17 Dec 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, December 18, 2017 • Permalink