The Christmas equivalent of Fourth of July bang snaps, crackers open with a bang, thanks to cracker snaps, far left. Perforating the wrapping paper, top, at the folds keeps the gathered ends loose enough to break and gives the finished product a neat, cylindrical look.
A Christmas Cracker is a great book. This book is written by author John Julius Norwich. You can read the A Christmas Cracker book on our website merchantnavymemorialtrust.org.uk in any convenient format!
For over thirty years, John Julius Norwich has been sending out his Christmas Crackers a personal collection of quirky quotes and literary odds and ends to his friends instead of a Christmas card. In September 2007 an invited audience enjoyed a special performance by John Julius Norwich of a selection from his Christmas Crackers at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London to benefit the Venice in Peril Fund. Listeners to this CD can share the delight of the live audience as John Julius entertains us with a compilation of anecdote, prose, poetry and even song that is as charmingly conceived as it is delightfully performed. The Venice in Peril Fund was created after the great flood of 1966. Since then the Fund has disbursed millions of pounds for the restoration of Venetian monuments, buildings and works of art.
A Christmas cracker is a holiday item that was dropped during the 2001 Christmas event on 25 December 2001, the first RuneScape Christmas event, and is arguably the rarest and most expensive/valuable item in RuneScape.