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 16, 2017
“Why don’t strings get any presents for Christmas?"/"Because they’re always on the knotty list.”

A Christmas riddle was posted on Twitter on November 19, 2012:

Q: Why didn’t the shoelace get what it wanted for Christmas?
A: It was on the knotty list.


“Knotty list” is a pun on “naughty list.” Another version was posted on Reddit—Dad Jokes on December 17, 2017:

Q: Why don’t strings get any presents for Christmas?
A: Because they’re always on the knotty list.



Twitter
Ajai Coleman‏
@ajai_coleman
Why didn’t the shoelace get what it wanted for Christmas? It was on the knotty list.
11:32 AM - 19 Nov 2012

Twitter
Mikey‏
@MikeyTKO
Why didn’t the rope get any Christmas presents? - It was on the knotty list. #dadjokes
1:57 PM - 15 Mar 2017

We Heart It
My Favorite Puns- Holiday Edition
Posted to Holiday on December 5, 2017
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8. Children whi don’t learn to tie there shoes properly are bound to end up on the knotty list.

Reddit—Dad Jokes
Why don’t strings get any presents for Christmas? (self.dadjokes)
submitted December 17, 2017 by nrith
Because they’re always on the knotty list.

Twitter
keepingitcreel‏
@Keepingitcreel
Why don’t strings get any presents for Christmas? Because they’re always on the knotty list.
2:15 AM - 17 Dec 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityHolidays/Events/Parades • Saturday, December 16, 2017 • Permalink