Christmas cracker

What is Christmas cracker?

Christmas cracker, christmas term, means to A short csardboard tube that is covered with a longer piece of colourful paper which is twisted at both ends to make kinds of handles, making it look a bit like the handlebars of a motorbike. Two different people hold the two ends of the cracker, and when tyhey pull it the things inside are revealed or (often) fall out. The things inside are usually a small plastic toy, a CHRISTMAS JOKE and a PARTY HAT. There is also usually a strip of cardboard with a small amount of gunpoweder on iut that runs through the cracker, making a pop (a small explosion) as the cracker is pulled. It is fairly easy to make tyour own crackers, but most people buy them from shops.

 

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