So what makes a big fat jolly man so jolly? Something we have mused on for quite a while now and our dear Santa certainly has a bit of a belly to put it all away. We reckon he must have been drinking since he was 16 to get a belly that big, or never been to the gym. So if Santa has a favourite tipple what would it be?
Many parent put out a small glass of sherry for the old fella on Christmas eve. But at this time of the year many breweries brew some stronger beers to ward off the cold and there are plenty of beers to choose from. One of our old time favourites is Young’s winter warmer, a great pint on a chilly night. You may want to try Theakstons Old Peculiar too, that’s a wonderful drop of beer.
If imbibing a fine ale is not your thing, then the Americans have an event you may like, the Santa Boozefest held in Atlanta. There is nothing like taking a holiday festival and commercialising it (oh, that’s been done already!).
And to finish off we found what looks like a cracking pub, the Old Reindeer at Edingley near Southwell. They say its an historic old building with parts dating back to the middle of the 17th century and you will always find a friendly welcome and professional service.
And with thanks to Christmas time.com, here is a funny one for you…
A reindeer walked into a pub, strolled up to the bar and ordered a pint of lager.
Completely un-phased, the barman poured out the lager and passed it to the reindeer, who handed over a ten pound note.
As he handed over a few coins, the barman said “I have to say, you’re first reindeer I’ve seen in here.”
The reindeer studied the change very carefully and said. “Tell you what barman, as these prices I’m also the last reindeer you’re going to see in here.”