A very serious Christmas story

From Glynn Nicholas


‘I was talking to some friends of mine who have recently returned from a tour of the former Soviet Republic. They had met a ├é┬áRussian couple who told them a true story which I would like to share with you.

They were walking down the street in St. Petersburg one night, when the man felt a drop hit his nose. “I think it’s raining,” he said to his wife. “No, that felt more like snow to me,” she replied. “No, I’m sure it was just rain, he said.”

Well, as these things go, they were about to have a major argument about whether it was raining or snowing. Just then they saw a minor communist party official walking toward them.

“Let’s not fight about it,” the man said, “let’s ask Comrade Rudolph whether it’s officially raining or snowing.” As the official approached, the man said, “Tell us, Comrade Rudolph, is it officially raining or snowing?” “It’s raining, of course,” he answered and walked on. But the woman insisted: “I know that felt like snow!”

To which the man quietly replied: “Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear.” ‘


But there’s worse:

‘Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader were having a friendly father-son light sabre duel. Darth backs Luke into a corner and says “I know what you’re getting for Christmas!” “NO!” Luke screams back “How do you know?” Because…” said Darth Vader “I felt your presents!” ‘

OK, I’ll be quiet now.

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