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I have never really thought about Christmas Crackers. I see them in the store- but have never even looked to see what they contain.
Watching Bridget Jones's Diary the other night I got to thinking about the tissue paper crowns she and her dad are wearing. After some research they are one of the surprises found inside the christmas cracker.
Noted from Wikipedia....
Christmas crackers, known as bon-bons in Australia, are an integral part of British Christmas celebrations. It consists of a cardboard tube wrapped in a brightly decorated twist of paper, making it resemble an oversized sweet-wrapper. The cracker is pulled by two people, and, much in the manner of a wishbone, the cracker splits unevenly. The split is accompanied by a small bang produced by the effect of friction on a chemically impregnated card strip (similar to that used in a cap gun).
The person with the larger portion of cracker empties the contents from the tube and keeps them. Typically these contents are a coloured paper hat or crown; a small toy or other trinket; and a motto, a joke or piece of trivia on a scrap of paper. Crackers are often pulled after Christmas dinner or at parties.
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