another weird British custom
Until last week, I wasn’t aware that Christmas crackers are not a seasonal accessory familiar to our American cousins.
I read it in John Spiers’ blog My life with Gracie in reference to the dedication in my Christmas story-verse “A Year Before Christmas“. The dedication is “To Digger, who wasn’t afraid of Christmas crackers.”
I’ve since discovered a history of Christmas crackers on the bitaboutbritain blog at https://bitaboutbritain.com/the-custom-and-origins-of-christmas-crackers/ which I’d like to share with my American readers. Do go and read it if you’re interested.
You will find explanations of many aspects of the traditional British Christmas listed at https://bitaboutbritain.com/christmas-posting-2019/ , and other information about Britain and its quirks on the rest of this website