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 22, 2016
“What happened to the man who stole an Advent calendar?"/"He got 25 days.”

An Advent calendar tracks the 25 days in December until Christmas, A popular riddle is:

Q: What happened to the man who stole an Advent calendar?
A: He got 25 days.


The joke was posted on Twitter on December 12, 2011.

“Why is it getting harder to buy Advent calendars?"/Because their days are numbered” is another Advent calendar riddle.


Wikipedia: Advent calendar
An Advent calendar is a special calendar used to count the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. Since the date of the First Sunday of Advent varies, falling between November 27 and December 3 inclusive, many Advent calendars, especially those that are resusable, often begin on December 1, although those that are produced for a specific year often include the last few days of November that are part of the liturgical season. The Advent calendar was first used by German Lutherans in the 19th and 20th centuries but is now ubiquitous among adherents of many Christian denominations.

Twitter
Boost Drinks
‏@Boost_Drinks
#12daysofBoost We’ve picked a winner. Congratulations Joanna! - What happened to the man who stole an Advent calendar?  He got 25 days!
9:27 AM - 12 Dec 2011

Twitter
❄️Brenda ☃Marie ❄️
‏@BrenDee85
Q: What happened to the man who stole an advent calendar??
A: He got 25 days.
6:43 PM - 17 Dec 2011

The Huffington Post—Christmas
Christmas Jokes From The Comedy News Professionals
27/12/2011 12:46 | Updated 13 February 2012
Catherine Graham
Writer and reviewer of comedy news
(...)
Q: what happened to the man who stole the advent calendar?
A: He got 25 days.

Google Books
Christmas Crackers
By Matt Wilce
Lulu Publishing (Lulu.com)
2012
Pg. ?:
What happened to the man who stole an Advent Calendar?
He got 25 days!

22 December 2012, The Sun (London, UK), “Heard the best joke ever? It’s a cracker!,” pg. 8:
WHAT happened to the man who stole an advent calendar? He got 25 days.

Twitter
Ellen DeGeneres
‏@TheEllenShow
What happened to the man who stole the advent calendar? He got 25 days. #ClassicJokeWednesday
5:14 PM - 18 Dec 2013

Reddit—Cleanjokes
What happened to the guy who stole an advent calendar? (self.cleanjokes)
submitted December 18, 2013 by [deleted]
He got 25 days!

Google Books
Best Christmas Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
What happened to the man who stole an Advent Calendar?
He got 25 days!

Mirror (UK)
The top 30 Christmas cracker jokes of 2016 revealed - and they’re actually funny
30 new cracker jokes for this Christmas have been compiled following a competition to find the best wisecracks to entertain the family

BYRUKI SAYID, LAURA CONNOR
09:13, 22 DEC 2016 UPDATED 09:14, 22 DEC 2016
(...)
What happened to the man who stole an advent calendar? He got 25 days.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Thursday, December 22, 2016 • Permalink