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Entry from December 08, 2017
“Where does Santa stay when he is on holiday?"/"In a ho-ho-hotel.”

A Santa Claus riddle for Christmas is:

Q: Where does Santa stay when he is on holiday?
A: In a ho-ho-hotel.


The “ho-ho-tel” joke was printed in Boys’ Life magazine in December 1983.


Google Books
December 1983, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 81, col. 1:
Ralph Elf: Where does Santa stay when he’s not at the North Pole?
Mrs. Claus: In a ho-ho-tel. — Hong Park, Columbia, Md.

20 December 1992, Sunday Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL), “Letters to Santa,” pg. 5H, col. 1:
Where does Santa go on vacation? to a ho ho hotel.
Your truly,
Brittany
Age 9
Millbrook Middle School

Google Books
Totally Cool Clean Jokes for Kids
By Bob Phillips
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
1997
Pg. 9:
Nole: Where does Santa Claus stay when he goes on vacation?
David: I don’t know.
Nole: In a ho-ho-tel.

19 February 1998, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Laugh Lines; Pint-Sized Punch Lines,” pg. E3, col. 3:
Where does Santa Claus go when he is out of town? A ho-ho-tel. (Christen Neeser, 8, North Hollywood, Laurel Hall)

16 July 1998, Kokomo (IN) Tribune, “Mighty Funny’s Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page, pg. 1, col. 4:
Q: Where does Santa stay when he goes on vacation?
A: At the ho-ho-hotel!

Google Groups: alt.good.morning
“no” flame wars here-thankee the Lord!
Sue
12/19/99
(...)
Q. Where does Santa go on vacation?
A. to a ho-ho-ho- HOTEL!!! smile

Google Groups: sci.logic
Don’t sweat the petty things & don’t pet the sweaty things.
Immortalist
11/22/06
(...)
Where does Santa stay when he’s on holidays?
At a Ho-ho-tel!

Google Books
Laughin’ Jammin’ Slammin’ Jokefest
By Jacqueline Horsfall, Terry Pierce
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2007
Pg. 236:
Where does Santa Claus sleep when he’s traveling?
In a ho-ho-hotel.

The Scotsman
Top jokes to cheer you up
Published: 08:54 Updated: 13:39 Friday 19 December 2008
(...)
Q: Where does Santa stay when he is on holiday?
A: In a ho, ho, hotel

Google Books
Reading is Funny!:
Motivating Kids to Read with Riddles

By Dee Anderson
Chicago, IL: American Library Association
2009
Pg. 136:
Where does Santa stay when he goes on vacation?
a “ho-ho-hotel”

Twitter
arleigh‏
@arleigh
where does santa stay when he’s traveling? at a ho-ho-hotel!
5:37 PM - 23 Nov 2009

Twitter
george ginis‏
@georgeginis
Where does Santa stay when he’s on holidays? ?
At a Ho-ho-tel
12:11 AM - 5 Dec 2009

Google Books
Santa’s Book of Knowledge
By Santa Al Horton
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2011
Pg. 321:
Where does Santa stay when he’s on holidays?
At a Ho-ho-tel!

Google Books
Yo Mama Jama - Xmas Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
Where does Santa sleep when he’s traveling?
In a Ho, Ho, Hotel!

Twitter
peggy‏
@amputeemommy
Where does Santa stay on vacation?
At a Ho-Ho-Hotel
10:06 AM - 4 Dec 2017

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