ople who want to know about me personally have asked how I celebrated =
stion: Why was Christmas just like any other day at the office? =
f: I ended up doing all the work and the fat guy in the suit got all the =
stion: What books were on your reading list over the break?
“For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls”, “Frankincense and =
Sensibility” and “Lord of the Five Golden =
stion: What singer did you enjoy listening to?
Grif: Elf-is =
stion: Have you ever been in trouble with the law at =
f: No. I was thinking about shoplifting a calendar, but knew I’d =
probably get twelve months
stion: What did you buy your wife for Christmas?
f: She hinted that she wanted something with diamonds in it, so I bought =
her a new deck of playing cards
stion: Did you always believe in St Nick coming down the =
Grif: I gave that up when I was seven. Parents thought =
I was being a rebel without a claus
stion: Have you always given nice gifts at Christmas?
Grif: No. When =
I was young the family was very poor. On Christmas Eve we’d =
just sit around and exchange glances
stion: What lessons can you share about this time of year?
Never try to catch snowflakes on your tongue until all the birds have =
stion: Did anything sad happen with the =
f: Kids were fine, but when the temperature reached 45 the snowman had a =
stion: Did you win at any games at the office Christmas =
f: Yes. When asked to name Santa’s reindeer, I won with the =
correct answer for all 12.
stion: Wait, Santa had TWELVE reindeer?
Grif: Correct =
rding to the song, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", the =
introduction goes "There’s Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, =
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen" – that makes eight =
reindeer. Then there’s Rudolph, of course, so that makes nine. Then =
there’s Olive. You know, "Olive, the other reindeer, used to =
laugh…" That makes ten. The eleventh is Howe. You know, =
"Then Howe the reindeer loved him…" And number 12? That’s =
Andy! "Andy shouted out with glee." Twelve. The proof is =
in the song!
Dr Bob Griffin =
firstname.lastname@example.org www.grif.net =
"Jesus Knows Me, This I =