Christmas cracker



noun

a cardboard tube wrapped in colored paper, that opens with an explosive noise and releases a party favor when both its ends are pulled; also called cracker , cracker bonbon
Examples

The cracker is pulled by two people, and, much in the manner of a wishbone, the cracker splits unevenly – and is very popular in the UK, Australia, and Canada.
Word Origin

1841

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