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 23, 2016
“How did Scrooge win the football game?
"/"The ghost of Christmas passed!”

A popular Christmas riddle based on the Cherles Dickens story A Christmas Carol> is:

Q: How did Scrooge win the football game?
A: The ghost of Christmas passed!


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2008.

“Why does Scrooge love Rudolph?"/"Because every buck is dear to him” is another Scrooge riddle.


Wikipedia: A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.

The baby website.com (December 20, 2008)
How did Scrooge with the football game?
The ghost of christmas passed!

Twitter
Rax Lakhani
‏@RaxLakhani
#crapcrackerjokes How did Scrooge with the football game? The ghost of christmas passed!
10:30 AM - 25 Dec 2008

Twitter
Randolf Smith
‏@RandolfSmith
How did Scrooge win the football game?.......
The ghost of christmas passed!
10:17 AM - 15 Dec 2009

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes:
Humour for the whole family

Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2011
Pg. ?:
How did Scrooge win the football game?
The ghost of Christmas passed.

Google Books
Christmas Crackers
By Matt Wilce
Lulu Publishing (Lulu.com)
2012
Pg. ?:
How did Scrooge win the football game?
The ghost of Christmas passed!

Google Books
Best Christmas Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
How did Scrooge win the football game?
The ghost of Christmas passed!

The Telegraph (UK)
50 best Christmas cracker jokes
By Jon Stock
1 DECEMBER 2016 • 9:30AM
(...)
How did Scrooge win the football game?

The ghost of Christmas passed!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Friday, December 23, 2016 • Permalink