On the sixth day of Ventriloquist Christmas, my true love gave to me...
Five Funny Jokes
Four face expressions
Three corny hats
Two moving eyebrows
And a brand new Ven-tril-o-quist Dummy
My former comedy partner, Merriam, and Webster, his next-door neighbor and partner in his new barbecue sauce business, define shtick as a Yiddish word meaning: 1. a usually comic or repetitious performance or routine : BIT, or 2. one's special trait, interest, or activity : BAG
So James Brown, the King of Soul, might have sang Papa's Got a Brand New Schtick had he been born Yiddish instead of black, or been more heavily influenced by Sammy Davis, Jr.
If you are under 50 years old, you probably didn't get that joke. Bummer for you. It was really clever and funny.
But, happy holidays to you anyways.