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Keep Christmas in Your Pocket

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Keep Christmas in Your Pocket

Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.  "In honor of this holy season" Saint Peter said,” You must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven."   And So The Christmas Season Begins...... 

Three men approached the gate and said
St. Peter let us in, we’re dead
But Peter said I shan’t unlocked it
Until I see Christmas in your pocket
If you want to pass through this Pearly Gate
Show me something that's like Christmas - go on, I'll simply wait"
The first man fumbled through his pockets and came out with a BIC
"The lighter's like a candle" --- "OK - that does the trick"
The second grabbed his car keys and with some mighty shakes
"They're bells just like at Christmas" --- "OK - that's all it takes"
The third man got real nervous - he was feeling kind of ill
Then pulled out a pair of panties and said "These ought to fit the bill"
St. Peter raised an eyebrow - what he heard then brought a grin
"These are Carols" said the third man.  St. Peter let him in! 
If the moral of the story was "Always Be Prepared -
Keep Christmas in your pocket” - How would you have fared? 

The real Moral of the Story - - - 
When you run into Saint Peter
The Pearly Gate great greeter
So he doesn’t close the gate and simply lock it
Keep in mind our dear Lord’s glory
And how you’ll tell the story
Of how you always kept some Christmas in your pocket.

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