christmas crackers are an integral part of christmas celebrations in the united kingdom and other places like australia, canada, new zeland, etc. it consists of a cardboard tube wrapped in a brightly decorated twist of paper, making it resemble of an over sized sweet-wrapper. the cracker is pulled by two people - kind of like a wishbone, the cracker will split unevenly. the split is accompanied with a small bang and usually a small toy, jokes, and a paper crown in the middle.
it was a lot of fun as we wore the crowns during dinner and told the silly jokes through dinner. and a plus, ethan had fun with all the little gifts.
so, if you want to do something fun and different, grab some crackers to add to the christmas festivities. :)