Your last minute Christmas countdown calendar is here! Make a simple Christmas paper chain countdown this year! Easiest DIY EVER! You don’t need a fancy Christmas Countdown Calendar to get the kids excited! Make your own and have fun together. We have put together a few frugal ideas for advent calendar ideas. This one is just too easy and fun for kids to enjoy this season and includes a free 25 Christmas jokes printable.




Even if you didn’t think you could pull off an Advent Calendar this year, you can with this one!

Whether you make our paper chain advent calendar below or just use the Christmas jokes on their own, kids will love listening to a new Christmas joke each day.

My son loves to hear jokes and tell jokes, so I thought a Christmas jokes countdown calendar would be a simple and fun activity to add to the holiday season that is frugal and anyone can make.


Grab your FREE set of Christmas Jokes… and a bonus Paper Chain Christmas Craft!


Whether you want to use the printable Christmas jokes printable above or handwrite your own from the list below, this is a super simple countdown calendar to set up… even at the last minute! Look for tips below.



Get creative, you can work this Christmas jokes countdown two ways…

OPTION #1: Cut out all the joke strips (printable or handwritten) and add them to a stocking or Christmas gift bag. Each day, reach in and pull one out to add to the chain.

OPTION #2: Cut out all the joke strips and make a full chain so that you start with the full amount and remove a link each day!


STEP 1. Cut strips of paper or cut out the printable strips. You can also print on red and/or green paper if you don’t want to color them! Additionally, you can use Christmas-themed scrapbook paper that is white on one side. You can glue in the joke printable strip or handwrite it!

—> You need 25 total of whatever colors you choose. I chose to alternate green and red paper for the handwritten version below.

STEP 2. Write out your Christmas joke on one side of the strip of paper. Make sure to put the chain together with the jokes on the inside of the paper chain!

STEP 3. Secure each paper chain with a piece of tape or use a stapler.

TIP: You could also put your kid’s Christmas jokes into a jar and pull out a new one each day. I made our 25 days of kids’ Christmas jokes into a pair chain to hang for decoration too. Each day we will remove a link from the bottom until there is only one left for Christmas day!


These 25 Christmas jokes for kids will make sure everyone will be telling silly jokes all season long. Make sure to read the previous jokes again too throughout the month. My son has been memorizing them to tell his friends!

  1. Why did Santa put a clock in his sleigh? Because he wanted to see time fly!
  2. Why does Santa go down the chimney? Because it soots him!
  3. What do you get if you cross Father Christmas with a detective? Santa Clues!
  4. What is Santa’s dog’s name? Santa Paws!
  5. What did Santa say to his wife when he looked out the window? It looks like rain-dear!
  6. How can you tell that Santa is real? You can always sense his presents!
  7. Why is Santa so good at karate? He has a black belt!
  8. What do you call Santa when he’s wearing earmuffs? Anything, he can’t hear you.
  9. What goes Ho Ho Whoosh Ho Ho Whoosh? Santa going through a revolving door.
  10. How does Santa get his sleigh to fly? I have no eye deer.
  11. What do you call a cat on the beach on Christmas morning? Sandy Claws!
  12. What do elves learn at elf school? The Elf-abet!
  13. Where do snowmen keep their money? In snow banks!
  14. What song do you sing at a snowman’s birthday party? Freeze a jolly good fellow!
  15. What do snowmen eat for breakfast? Ice Krispies!
  16. Why does Rudolph’s nose shine at night? Because he’s a very LIGHT sleeper!
  17. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Mary. Mary who? Mary Christmas!
  18. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Avery. Avery who? Avery merry Christmas to you!
  19. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Yah. Yah who? Wow, you’re really excited about Christmas!
  20. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Santa. Santa who? Santa Christmas card to you. Did you get it?
  21. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Oh, Chris. Oh, Chris who? Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree…
  22. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names…
  23. Knock, knock! Who’s there? Harry. Harry who? Harry up and open your gift!
  24. What did the Christmas tree say to the ornament? Quit hanging around!
  25. What is a Christmas Tree’s favorite candy? Ornamints!

Knock Knock! Who’s there? Mary! Mary who? Mary Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Printable Christmas Countdown Fun pack

Countdown to Christmas with 25+ low to no prep activities!


  • 25+ Low-to-no-Prep Christmas activities include games, secret codes, paper crafts, and more!
  • Fun Christmas games include a 10-card bingo game, DIY board game, I Spy, word find, sodoku, and more!
  • Easy Christmas Projects include making a peppermint spinner, exploring gingerbread house tessellations, playing with homemade thaumatropes, creating 3D Christmas cards, and so much more!
  • Bonus! Includes the 12 days of Christmas Color by Code!


  1. My kids would love this! My 6-year-olds are just starting to understand kids’ jokes, and my 9 year old is all over them. It would be a fun activity for them to make a joke advent countdown calendar.

  2. You definitely can! I had also thought about adding an activity to some. You can go and write something back in too.

  3. I love the Christmas jokes chain! It will be perfect for my kindergartners! Thank you for the templetes!

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