Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

Do any stores (in America) sell Christmas crackers?

so DH & i were watching reruns of Doctor Who and saw a Christmas one where they were opening these tubes that had paper crowns and jokes in them (Christmas crackers). i figured our kids would love them and it would be a fun tradition to start. only problem is i cant find them anywhere (being a UK tradition i guess i shouldnt be surprised). i can order them off the internet but the shipping is stupidly high, like twice as much as the product costs, at every site ive looked at. does anyone know if any stores in America sell them? ive only checked the big chain stores (Walmart, Target, etc)

Answer Question

Asked by okmanders at 2:50 PM on Dec. 12, 2012 in Holidays

Level 42 (152,217 Credits)
Answers (15)
  • Try World Market.

    Answer by 3libras at 2:51 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • We have them every year. They come with a toy, a joke card & a paper hat. We all wear the silly paper hats during dinner! We get them at different places. Try places that sell trees & have gift shops/Christmas shops etc.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:54 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Party City has them, and we have a local place that's Christmas stuff year round, so if you have one of those, try there, too.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:55 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • You can order on line and I can't remember who we got our original ones from. I make mine now but they don't pop.
    If you google with you area you might find someone that carries them locally.
    Wait try Nieman Marcus if you have one near you.

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:55 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • I found them at a supermarket chain last year.

    Answer by Bmat at 2:59 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Crackers or cookies? Us Americans do not have Christmas crackers.As far as I know. We do have Christmas cookies though. I know(I think) UK call cookies, buscuits?


    Answer by louise2 at 3:02 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • not food. there kinda like a little game you play. heres a picture of them.



    Comment by okmanders (original poster) at 3:09 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • we dont have World Market, but we've got lots of Christmas stores...ive been putting those stores off b/c i hate that cinnamon smell that always pours out of them.

    Comment by okmanders (original poster) at 3:14 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • OK, when you get them, the trick to make them pop really loud is carefully grab the little paper tabs at each end, get a good grip then pull them out at the same time together fast! Have fun!


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 3:25 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • LOL, I just bought some from Global Market in St. Louis.

    Answer by m-avi at 3:25 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.