Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Where Are Your Christmas Crackers?
Now that it has been pointed out to me i realise that i can't recall a cracker ever being pulled in any of those American Christmas Films.
How a cardboard tube wrapped up like a present that you pull on each end to make it explode and a toy falls out escaped the American dinner table i don't know but i would have thought that mild explosives after the Turkey would go down a treat there.
Apart from the bang, you also get a joke and a small toy which if you buy cheap crackers, will be a plastic moustache, or a tiny comb or a thin piece of plastic in the shape of a fish that curls up in your hand.
How could you Americans have overlooked the idea of putting explosive gifts, under highly flammable trees which are covered in hot Christmas lights?