Is my kooky family the only one in the US who celebrate Christmas dinner by opening crackers before the big, yummy meal? Crackers contain little gifts inside and when you quickly pull on both sides - snap! - the fun begins. The crackers I know usually contain a colored paper crown everyone wears throughout dinner (funny visual), a joke and a rinky dink toy.
While this is a fun tradition, I'm fantasizing about snapping open one of these Fortnum & Mason Royal David's Christmas Crackers, £150 for a box of six, which is, ahem, about $294 US dollars. Reason being these contain such luxe gifts as a red leather pocket photo album, a red leather mirror compact, and a black leather pouch with wine bottle opener set; each gift is presented in an organza double drawstring gift bag.