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
“What kind of paper likes music?"/"Wrapping paper.”

A popular Christmas riddle is:

Q: What kind of paper likes music?
A: (W)rapping paper.


The joke has been cited in print since at least December 1997, when it was printed in The Sun (London) as one of the “50 best Christmas cracker jokes.”


18 December 1997, The Sun (London, UK), “50 best Christmas cracker jokes” by Julian Reed, pg. 8:
What kind of paper likes music?
(W)rapping paper.

Google Groups: alt.sports.soccer.everton
Christmas Crackers.......
Quaggers
12/18/04
(...)
Q) What kind of paper likes music?
A) Rapping Paper.

The Telegraph (UK)
Top ten worst Christmas cracker jokes ever
By Natalie Paris 2:01PM GMT 19 Dec 2007
(...)
Nuts magazine’s top 10 worst Christmas cracker jokes.
(...)
3. What kind of paper likes music?
(W)rapping paper.

Twitter
Rax Lakhani
‏@RaxLakhani
#crapcrackerjokes What kind of paper likes music?(W)rapping paper - sorry that was REALLY bad, I know…
9:30 AM - 24 Dec 2008

Twitter
AQA
‏@63336AQA
Final christmas tweet. What kind of paper likes music? Rapping paper. (That’s one for @MCHammer)
7:29 PM - 25 Dec 2008

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

Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2011
Pg. ?:
What kind of paper likes music?
Rapping paper.

Google Books
Christmas Jokes
By Macmillan Children’s Books
London: Pan Macmillan
2013
Pg. ?:
What kind of paper likes music?
Wrapping paper.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Friday, December 23, 2016 • Permalink