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A Christmas mad-lib: Blankety-blank fun

Illustration by Chris Ware, cware@herald-leader.com

Mad-libs puzzles were always a lot of fun as a kid. This year, try it again with our custom puzzle.

Without peeking at the story at the bottom, fill in the blanks below and transfer the answers to the story for a Christmas-themed mad-libs laugh.

To add to the fun, print several copies of the form and story and hand them out to friends and relatives; then compare your stories by reading them aloud.

1. noun _________________

2. adjective _________________

3. noun _________________

4. plural noun _________________

5. adjective _________________

6. noun _________________

7. noun _________________

8. positive adjective _________________

9. negative-sounding verb ending in -ing _________________

10. type of relative _________________

11. relative's name _________________

12. same relative's name _________________

13. noun _________________

14. verb ending in -ing _________________

15. verb ending in -ing _________________

16. plural noun _________________

17. plural noun _________________

18. plural noun _________________

19. place name _________________

20. positive adjective _________________

21. friend's name _________________

22. emotion _________________

23. noun _________________

24. verb _________________

25. possessive of friend's name _________________

26. noun _________________

27. noun _________________

28. relative's name _________________

29. verb _________________

30. relative's name _________________

31. noun _________________

32. verb _________________

33. pet's name _________________

34. noun _________________

35. past-tense verb _________________

36. plural noun _________________

37. noun _________________

38. plural noun _________________

39. your name _________________

40. noun _________________

41. verb _________________










Dear Santa,

This year, I really want a (1. ____________________) because I have been really (2. ____________________).

I'd also like you to bring me a (3. __________________), some (4. ____________________) and a (5. ____________________) (6. ____________________). While we're at it, can you bring me a (7. ____________________), too?

I promise I have been really (8. ____________________) this year.

Well, except for that time when you might have seen me (9. ____________________) my (10. ____________________) (11. ____________________). But that shouldn't count because (12. ____________________) is a real (13. ____________________), and he/she deserved it.

Some of the good things I did include: (14. ____________________) to help people stop (15. ____________________); donating (16. ____________________) to the (17. ____________________); raising awareness of the dreadful (18. ____________________) in (19. ____________________); and being really (20. ____________________) to (21. ____________________) because he/she has been feeling really (22. ____________________) lately. (By the way, can you bring him/her a new (23. ____________________)?)

If you bring me what I asked for, I promise not to (24. ____________________) (25. ____________________) (26. ____________________) anymore. I also promise I will be a better (27. ____________________) to (28. ____________________) because he/she has had the misfortune of having to (29. ____________________) at work this year.

So I don't sound selfish, can you bring (30. ____________________) a (31. ____________________), too? He/she really likes to (32. ____________________).

If I can ask, I'd also like to request that you bring (33. ____________________) a new (34. ____________________) because he/she (35. ____________________) the old one last month.

I know you have a long journey tonight, so I have left you a plate of (36. ____________________) and a glass of (37. ____________________) to eat. I also left a bowl of (38. ____________________) for your reindeer.

Thank you.

Sincerely, (39. ____________________)

P.S. I'd like to put in a request for 2011: I really want a (40. ____________________) because I'd like to learn to (41. ____________________) with it.

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