They’re the festive party favors containing a paper crown, a trinket, and a joke — and wrapped in a package that goes “bang” when you open it! Christmas Crackers are an invention of the Victorian age. And more specifically, one confectioner named Tom Smith. Smith single handedly created a tradition that has endured for generations.
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- “The Kishner Method” — Blue Dot Sessions, via Free Music Archive
- “Forget” — Lesfm, via Pixabay
- “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen Christmas Piano Background Music” — Lesfm, via Pixabay
- “Sedative” — Lesfm, via Pixabay
- “Stress Relief Piano” — PianoAmor, via Pixabay
- “Night Jazz” — Music for Videos, via Pixabay
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Author: Brian Earl
Title: Backstory — Christmas Crackers