The amount of jokes surrounding St. Peter and his “entrance tests” into heaven are staggering. Since we can’t really know exactly what happens when we die, there are tons of theories and anecdotes about what might happen when we die. For these guys, they were alive. They were driving, smoking, and maybe getting into a little bit of naughty trouble when they were “relieved” of their lives. St. Peter decides to play a game…
Three men tragically 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. If you have nothing, that suggests you don’t care for the season of giving!”
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 let the man through.
The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women’s panties.
St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, “And just what do those symbolize?”
The man replied with as much courage as he could muster, “These are Carols…”
I’m not sure what he expected after asking these guys such an obscure question! I have no idea what I would give to St. Peter if I died right at this moment. I have a hairband on my wrist. Does that count as anything festive?! I will also be honest – I didn’t get the joke at first! This guy was more clever than I was! ‘Tis the season, I suppose…
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