Three men passed away on Christmas Eve. At the Pearly Gates they were met by Saint Peter.
“In honour of this holy season,” Saint Peter said, “you must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas, to get into Heaven.”
The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on.
“It represents a candle,” he said.
“You may pass through the Pearly Gates,” Saint Peter said.
The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, “They’re bells”.
Saint Peter said, “You may pass through the Pearly Gates.”
The third man was searching desperately through his pockets. Finally he pulled out a pair of women’s, big pink knickers. He held them lovingly up to the Guardian of the Pearly Gates.
Saint Peter, with raised eyebrows, looked questioningly at the man. He asked, “And just what do those lovely knickers symbolize?”
The man replied…. “They’re Carols”.