An Unusual Christmas Gift

christmas giftOne Christmas Eve, a young husband entered a pet store to buy a puppy for his new wife. The shop owner told him, “Oh, I have something much better than a puppy…

…I have this parrot named Chet. He’s perfect for the holiday season. Just hold a small flame under his feet, and he will sing Christmas carols.”

To demonstrate, the pet shop owner lit his cigarette lighter and held it under the parrot’s left foot. Chet began to sing, “Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells! …” The shop owner then moved the flame to the parrot’s right foot. Chet’s changed his song to, “Silent Night, Holy Night…”

The young man was so excited that he paid the man cash and ran home with Chet under his arm. He burst into the house and presented Chet to his wife.

“He’s beautiful!” she exclaimed, “Can he talk?”

“No,” the young man replied, “But he can sing Christmas carols. Watch this!”

The man took out his lighter, placed it under Chet’s left foot, and Chet sang out, “Jingle Bells! Jingle bells! …” The man moved the lighter to Chet’s right foot, and again the parrot performed, “Silent Night, Holy night …”

“Wow, that’s amazing,” the wife said. “What if you hold the lighter between his legs?”

“Let’s try it,” he said. So he carefully moved the lighter exactly halfway between Chet’s legs. Chet cleared his throat, and then began to sing at full volume, “Chet’s nuts roasting on an open fire…”

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