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Christmas dinner just wouldn’t be the same without a selection of festive Christmas crackers on the table.
Pulling festive crackers with family and friends is a fun Christmas tradition -
We’ve trawled around the leading UK stores to bring you the best deals for crackers, Christmas trees, lights, hampers and other items.
Prices for a cheap box of crackers start at under £5 and rise to more than £25 for a selection of luxury crackers.
Read more about buying Xmas crackers below
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Christmas crackers are an integral part of our annual festive celebrations -
And the dining table isn't the only place you'll find crackers -
The Xmas cracker goes hand-
Crackers are big business these days and can be found in all shapes, sizes and colours
In these days of computers and high-
A cheap box of crackers will cost you less than £5 but if you want to buy something a bit more special, you can expect to pay upwards of £20 for a luxury selection of crackers. A cracker consists of cardboard tubing which is wrapped in various types of paper, giving it the appearance of an oversized sweet wrapping.
The visual appearance of celebration crackers is always similar whether they are
cheap or expensive -
Crackers are traditionally sold in boxes of three to a dozen but single giant Christmas crackers are also very popular these days and consist of one huge cracker which contains numerous gifts.
We’ve trawled around to bring you the best prices for budget and luxury crackers from dozens of leading UK stores including Marks and Spencer, Laura Ashley, John Lewis, Debenhams, Chappell of Bond Street, Woolworths, House of Fraser, Tesco, Argos, B&Q, Amazon, ToysRUs, Asda, Greenfingers, Homebase and Sainsburys. The festive season just wouldn’t be complete without a box of Xmas crackers.
The history of the humble Cracker
Crackers were invented in 1847 by Thomas J. Smith of London who came up the idea of making them as wrappings for his bon bon sweets. When sales of his sweets began to fall he decided to include a slip of paper containing motto or saying inside the cracker as a promotional idea. It's claimed he later hit on the idea of adding a banging mechanism inside the cracker after hearing the sound of crackling log on a fire. The coated almond sweet in the cracker was soon dropped and the inventor's son Tom Smith later took the concept further by adding other elements to the cracker including a paper hat and small gift.
As they say, the rest is history and the cracker has gone on to gain worldwide popularity, with Christmas being the best time for cracker sales.
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Xmas Crackers
There’s a wide variety of crackers available to buy in these modern days -
Mini Crackers -