I didn't realize until after the magazine came out that some of my U.S. blogger friends weren't familiar with crackers. So I'll give a brief description. At Christmas time each person has one at their place setting and you and the person next to you each grab and end and pull. They make a crack/pop sound and tear open to reveal a small toy, funny joke and a paper hat. I have seen them at Michael's in North Dakota and Martha Stewart has a sample on her website that was featured on one of her shows.
Oh and Happy Halloween Everyone!