Will Smith and Kate Bush are among the top 10 Christmas jokes for 2022

Jokes about Will Smith, Chris Rock, Kate Bush, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are all in the top 10 Christmas jokes for 2022.

Current stories from the past 12 months were used as material for the Best Holiday Cracker Gags, voted for by the UK public to determine the winning one-liner.

The onstage altercation between Smith and Rock at the Oscars in March was referenced in a joke. It reads: ‘Why aren’t Will Smith and Chris Rock eating turkey this Christmas? Because they have beef.”

One joke alluded to the cost of living crisis, while another referenced Willoughby and Schofield’s alleged queue jump in front of the in-state Queen.

TV channel Gold urged the British public to tweet original celebratory gags in order to enter the competition. The entries were shortlisted by a jury led by comedy critic Bruce Dessau and then subjected to an anonymous public vote of 2,000 UK adults.

Runner-up: “Why does Kate Bush have to turn off the heat? She’s running up that bill,” is a reference to the cost of living crisis and resurgent popularity of Kate Bush after Netflix’s fourth season stranger things featuring Bush’s 1985 hit “Running Up That Hill.”

The song inspired a viral TikTok trend with users pretending to levitate.

The winning joke is, “What kind of peas ruins Christmas dinner?” MPs.”

“After another year of ups and downs, the British public has had a laugh, with this year’s modern Christmas cracker jokes covering topics from the rising cost of living to snake-projecting presenters and politicians doing about-faces,” said comedy critic Bruce Dessau. who chaired the gold jury.

Dessau said the jokes proved “once again we are a nation with an unrelenting sense of humour”.

Here are the top 10 holiday jokes for 2022:

1. What kind of peas ruin Christmas dinner? MPs

2. Why does Kate Bush have to turn off the heating? She lists this bill.

3. How did King Charles III. signed his Christmas cards for his family? The artist formerly known as Prince

4. What is the difference between Liz Truss and a shepherd? One turns around and the other turns ewes

5. Why aren’t Will Smith and Chris Rock eating turkey this Christmas? Because they have beef

6. Why was Santa Claus banned from sooty chimneys? CO ² footprint

7. What chips are Phil and Holly serving at their Christmas party? skips.

8. Why does the government have problems with their own version of the nativity scene? You can’t find three wise men

9. What do people who heat their homes and wrapping paper at Christmas have in common? Both get ripped off

10. How can you keep your home warm this Christmas? insulation

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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