Here is another one of our favorite British tradition as well as a family tradition -- The Christmas cracker. My mother is Scottish and I remember most Christmases having a Christmas cracker on our Christmas dinner plate before our meal. I know you can find Christmas crackers in the states as I have been able to find them for our family for years in specialty shops. But recently we have found them in stores such as Tuesday Mornings. Although it has not caught on in America, they are very popular here. In the month of December if you go out to dinner you will often find one on your dinner plate. My kids love this and it keeps them entertained while waiting for dinner
This is a great site for explaining this great British tradition. Until I read this site I had no idea there was a special way in which you were to open a Christmas cracker at the dinner table. We are going to try it this year!
It used to be Crackers for only for Christmas but now in England you can find them for all occasions. Inside a cracker is paper crown, joke or trivia question and a novelty item or candy. Prices can range from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars depending on what is inside the Cracker.
Left over Birthday Party Crackers from this year.
Our family always has a Christmas cracker on our plates for Christmas dinner and we enjoying wearing the crowns, telling the jokes and seeing the surprises.
Our Crackers for this year!!! I placed one on each dinner plate and the kids love to open them before we serve dinner. It is a great Christmas tradition that I wish to pass down to my children.
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