A Christmas cracker consists of a wrapped cardboard tube with items inside that may include a small trinket or toy, candy, a paper crown, and a motto or joke. There is also a popper or cracker snap inside, which makes a popping noise when you pull it open. Christmas crackers are a great addition to traditional Christmas festivities.
Sunday, December 23, 2018
During the Gilded Age, place settings for Christmas dinner would frequently include a Christmas cracker. First created in Victorian England, crackers also became very popular in the United States in wealthy and middle class homes.