In the UK, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without crackers. You get them at Christmas parties and of course, during your Christmas dinner on 25 December. But in Germany, crackers are not a Christmas tradition and more likely to found at a New Year’s Eve celebration!
What a cracker!
Crackers are made out of a cardboard tube which is covered in brightly coloured paper. One person holds each end and you both pull at the same time. There’s a little explosive ‘pop’ and the person left holding the big bit wins the goodies inside. As well as a small gift, a cracker will usually contain a joke and a paper hat. Everyone has to wear one! And everyone also has to read their jokes out loud, no matter how bad they are.
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