To would-be Christmas punsters:
Yes, we get it. Santa says "Ho, ho, ho."
Sounds like the now rather old slang alteration of "whore," the etymology of which Merriam-Webster traces back to the early years of the Johnson administration.
And I thought that this was kind of funny, when I first heard it. After all, I was twelve years old.
But now, almost a quarter century later... not so much. Dunno if it lost its luster from the overtelling over time, or if, like so many things that twelve-year-olds find funny, it never was funny in the first place.
Tell you what: let's just put it on the back burner for a decade or two, and see if it's still funny later. Then you can whistle appreciatively and hiss "Classic!"
And won't that be fun?