A Christmas Riddle

A Christmas Riddle

Without fail every Christmas jokes will be pulled from crackers, the pub banter picks up momentum and the riddles become increasingly complex.   The riddle, the joke and the banter helps us share a laugh, a memory or reflect on a year past.   


If you have or are thinking of a Pint365 this Christmas you need to create the festive cheer to create the theatre of the pub.  To help you on your way we have searched high and low for some riddles and jokes to bring a smile to your face.

Scroll down for the answers.


1. Joke:  A barrel of beer fell on a man. Why didn't it hurt him?


2. Story:  A broke guy walks past a pub. He looks at the door longingly, but since he has no money, he walks on. Just then, he spots a lamp lying in the gutter. He picks it up and rubs it, and a genie emerges.

“I will grant you three wishes,” intones the genie.

“Give me a bottomless mug of beer,” the guy says.

A mug of beer appears in his hand. He takes a sip, then another. With each chug, the mug magically refills.

“And for your other two wishes?”

Between swallows, the lucky guy shouts, “Give me two more just like this one!”


 3. Riddle:  Three guys are going out of a Pub. Only two of them drank beer, only two of them drank wine and only two of them drank water. If a guy did not drink wine he did not drink water either. If a guy did not drink beer he did not drink wine either.


Who drank what ? 


4. Riddle:  Steven and Mary had five children (yes five). Half of them are girls, how is it possible ? 


5. Riddle: Two workers in a brewery are trying to settle an argument over how much beer is inside a barrel. One worker thinks the barrel is more than half full while the other says it's less than half full. How can they settle the argument without using any measuring tools?

Note: the top of the barrel can be easily removed. 



1. Solution: Because it was light ale.

3. Solution: Two of them drank beer, wine and water. One of them drank nothing. 

4. Solution: They are all girls and therefore half of them are girls.

5. Solution: One simple way of solving the dispute is for the workers to tip the barrel until the beer is level with the lowest part of the top (just before it would spill). If they can see the bottom of the barrel, then it's less than half full (left image). On the other hand, if they cannot see the bottom, then the barrel is more than half full (right image).

Posted by James
6th December 2019

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