THERE was no shortage of complete turkeys in the running for the title of worst Christmas cracker joke. But according to a new survey the cringiest of them all is: ‘Who hides in a bakery at Christmas? A mince spy!
The groan-inducing gag was chosen by one in five people polled from a shortlist of more than 50. It was so bad that it left this dismal effort trailing in second place: ‘What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck? A Christmas quacker!’
The bronze medal went to: ‘What’s a horse’s favourite TV show? Neigh-bours.’ And in fourth place was: ‘What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back? A stick.’
The poll was carried out by Currys PC World, which is running ‘Magic of Christmas upgraded’ TV ads with Victorians using hi-tech gadgets amid traditional festive scenes.
The chain has brought in comedian Gary Delaney (above) to ‘upgrade’ the cracker jokes — but will you think his efforts are any better? His spin on the worst gag is: ‘Who hides in a bakery at Christmas? A sensible turkey.’ And his take on the runner-up is: ‘What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck? Loads of presents, then a bill.’