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Christmas Cracker selection to arrive November 19, 2018.

We sell the world famous Tom Smith Christmas Crackers year round! Crackers are the perfect addition to just about any celebration whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, a birthday, wedding or anniversary. We have the largest selection of Tom Smith Christmas Crackers in the United States.

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The largest selection of Tom Smith Luxury and Traditional Christmas Crackers in the United States

We are proud to represent the exclusive line of Tom Smith Christmas Crackers. Our crackers originate in the Tom Smith Cracker factory and are shipped to you directly from our USA distribution center in North Carolina. You won't find a larger selection or larger inventory of Tom Smith Christmas Crackers anywhere in the United States. We have everything you need to maintain your Christmas tradition!

What are Christmas Crackers?

In its simplest form, a cracker is a small cardboard tube covered in a brightly colored twist of paper. When the cracker is pulled by two people, each holding one end of the twisted paper covered tube, the friction creates a small explosive 'pop'. This 'pop' is produced by a narrow strip of chemically impregnated paper. The cracker tears apart and out of the cardboard tube tumbles a bright paper hat, a small gift, a balloon and a motto or joke. It is a running joke that all the jokes and mottos in crackers are unfunny and unmemorable. Similarly, in most standard commercial products, the "gift" is equally awful, although wealthier individuals—notably, the royal family—may use custom crackers with more expensive rewards.

In addition to Christmas Crackers, "Crackers" are used as decorative party favors to celebrate a variety of other special occasions and festive events. The pulling of crackers and donning of the party hats creates a relaxed, festive atmosphere certain to get any party function off the ground. Crackers provide a colorful and exciting start to any celebration, and also present each guest with a gift by which to remember the days events. At Christmas, crackers make great tree ornaments, stocking stuffers, and welcoming gifts for visiting friends and relatives. They can also be used as invitations, promotional gifts, an advertising medium, shower and wedding favors, and individualized gifts for special occasions such as Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.

Want to Know More About Tom Smith Christmas Crackers?

This is the remarkable story of the Christmas Cracker - an unique insight into one of Britain's most enduring traditions which continues to bring pleasure to all ages and generations, from children to grandparents.
What are Christmas Crackers?

What are Christmas Crackers?

In 1847, almost by accident, Tom Smith invented the cracker. It was a simple idea which became an integral part of British celebration and tradition w…

How Christmas Crackers Were Invented

How Christmas Crackers Were Invented

It was the 'crackling' sound a log makes when throwing it onto a fire that gave Tom Smith the inspiration for the 'crackle' or 'pop' sound Crackers ar…

How Christmas Crackers Have Evolved

How Christmas Crackers Have Evolved

At the turn of the Century the demand for crackers and especially those which celebrated current trends and events, was high. After Tom Smith's death,…

Tom Smith Early History

Tom Smith Early History

In early 1830, Tom Smith started work as a young boy in a bakers and ornamental confectioners shop in London. He sold sweets such as fondants, praline…

Tom Smith from 1847 to the Millennium

Tom Smith from 1847 to the Millennium

Tom Smith, owned by Brite Sparks in Wales, now exports crackers worldwide to 34 countries including the USA, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong and Ja…

Tom Smith 1916 Catalog Covers

Tom Smith 1916 Catalog Covers

These two catalog covers were printed in 1916 during the time of World War 1.

Tom Smith 1922 Catalog Cover

Tom Smith 1922 Catalog Cover

This catalog cover was printed in 1922.

Tom Smith 1940 Catalog Cover

Tom Smith 1940 Catalog Cover

This catalog cover was printed in 1940.

Variety of Tom Smith Designs

Variety of Tom Smith Designs

Tom Smith made wonderful crackers. In the early days there was an extremely large variety of specialist boxes including Wedgwood Art Crackers from ori…